The Other People by CJ Tudor is a Creepy and Extremely Compelling Thriller

The Other People by CJ Tudor is a Creepy and Extremely Compelling Thriller

‘He was just considering changing lanes when the girl’s face appeared in the rear window, perfectly framed by the peeling stickers. She looked to be around five or six. Round-faced, pink-cheeked. Fine blonde hair pulled into two high pigtails. His first thought was that she should be strapped into a car seat. His second thought was IZZY.”

Three years ago, Gabe is driving home from work when he sees a little girl’s face appear in a passing car window, and in a split second he realises that it’s is his five-year-old daughter Izzy. When she mouths the words ‘daddy’ that confirms it. At first, he follows the battered old car covered in bumper stickers but then his senses come to him – how could this be his daughter when she is at home with her mother?

When he arrives home, he is faced with the tragic loss of his wife and what appears to be his daughter, but Gabe is unconvinced. However, no one believes he really saw Izzy. Now he spends his life driving up and down the highway looking for her.

Kate is also familiar with the highway; she works at a road-side diner that Gabe often stops at. She dubs him the ‘thin man’ due to his haggard appearance but it’s obvious that he has a complicated backstory. Kate is a single parent and has her own daily struggles to face including leaving her children in the care of her sister who isn’t always trustworthy.

Fran, like Gabe lives a transient life existing on the fringes trying to keep out of sight. Fran and her daughter Alice are being hunted and she has to do everything she can to protect her.

Then there are The Other People, a vigilante group on the dark web that will touch all of their lives…

J. Tudor entwines these three disturbing stories to create a very creepy but extremely compelling thriller. You are completely in the dark right until the very end and the premise that the story is based on is one that is chillingly plausible. It will make you reflect on the dire consequences that can result from acting out in grief and what lengths parents will go to for their children.

Referred to as ‘the Queen of creepy’ on the book cover, C. J. Tudor definitely has what it takes to get the hairs standing up on the back of your neck. Tense, fast-paced and atmospheric. This is a book that you won’t be able to put down so put your phone on silent, hide from the kids and indulge!

 

 

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        Publisher details

        The Other People
        Author
        C J Tudor
        Publisher
        Penguin
        Released
        23 January, 2020

        Synopsis

        If you loved The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne then pre-order C. J. Tudor's chilling new novel now . . .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 . . .
        C J Tudor
        About the author

        C J Tudor

        C. J. Tudor’s love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, dog walker, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter, and now author.

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