I was introduced to C. J. Tudor last year for the very first time. I read The Taking of Annie Thorne which was amazingly written and enjoyable as well (full review here). Tudor is well know for The Chalk Man which I am yet to read.
Disclaimer: This book was kindly gifted to me by Penguin Random House SA in exchange for an honest review.
The Other People follows the main character Gabe, who spends his days and nights traveling 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. I absolutely loved how the book starts, it’s dramatic and captures the readers attention immediately. I actually commend her for that because even the previous book was well executed in the beginning.
Tudors writing style is flawless throughout and I love how she provides us with details without ever feeling like it’s overdone in a way. The premise or plot twist is amazing and how things are revealed was just perfect. The story-line can be followed easily. The story is made up of different characters and I questioned how there were all related and to how their story-lines intertwined. I know this was a turn off for some people from the reviews I read, so just be aware of that going into the book.
These characters are different yet relatable. The story ties in perfectly at the end. The concept of The Other People was slowly revealed to us and at the end you understand why certain events took place. The concept in general was just something I’ve never seen before in books. I couldn’t predict what would happen at the end, which is always a plus.
If you are looking for a thriller this year, please check this fast fast paced book and I think its good for someone who wants to get to the genre for the first time.
A gripping new thriller about a man’s quest for the daughter no one else believes is still alive, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place. 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 IzzyTitle 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.
Then, the car that Gabe saw driving away that night is found, in a lake, with a body inside and Gabe is forced to confront events, not just from the night his daughter disappeared, but from far deeper in his past. His search leads him to a group called The Other People. If you have lost a loved one, The Other People want to help. Because they know what loss is like. They know what pain is like. They know what death is like. There’s just one problem . . . they want other people to know it too.
Title: The Other People; Author: C. J. Tudor; Published: 23 January 2020; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Page count: 397; Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Psychological fiction
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