My first read by CJ Tudor has certainly not disappointed me! What a ride…Huge thank you to Michael Joseph Penguin Random House for my advance copy. Mark your calendars for Jan 23rd!
The Other People by CJ Tudor
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
BUG Rating: 4.5/5
Overall: I don’t think I have enjoyed a thriller this much in a long time. The other people. Just W.O.W. I’ve not yet read anything by CJ Tudor (there will be no stopping me now!!), so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I didn’t know this book was going to take me… THERE!
The other people has a lot going on, it’s a complex story with a fair few sub stories that you will be wondering for a while how they all link together – don’t worry, they do. The characters … I lovedddddddd them! I loved their individual stories and trying to piece together how everything fit. The characters all had fantastic, well thought out backstories, they had such depth to them that I felt there was really so much to get to know them by. I loved it.
I won’t say anything on the plot itself, I feel like it could be easily spoilt… but it was engaging and captivating with a surprising spooky twist – I’ve recently found out the supernatural aspect is Tudor’s style. It works so well with this story! Could not put this down, if you loved The Chain, you will LOVE this.
She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .
Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window.
She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’
It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.
He never sees her again.
Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.
Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .
I received a free advanced copy of this book from Michael Joseph in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions are my own.