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 . . .
Thanks to NetGalley for my e - Arc of this dark new thriller, The Other People by C.J.Tudor
Even though I own copies of a couple of C.J.Tudor books, this is my first read by the author and gladly and as expected I was not disappointed.
Gabe, is a lost soul, three years after his 5-year-old daughters disappearance, an event in which Gabe saw his daughter being driven away from him, he is traipsing up and down the country, in service stations and on motorways, looking, with forlorn hope of finding his little girl.
Then there are Fran and her daughter Alice, seemingly on the run, hiding out, but why and from who?
And finally, single mum and waitress, Kate, who finds herself inexplicably wrapped up in Gabe’s life and story.
The Other People is an engaging, dark, and compelling thriller with a supernatural twist. Very different from many books I’ve read recently, it’s a spooky and suspenseful page turner that keeps you reading and with very much interest.
As I’ve said there is a bit of a supernatural element to this story but in no way does it take over the story which itself is a very well plotted and cleverly crafted read.
Told from the 3 viewpoints, of Gabe, Fran and Kate, this book deals with the darker side of the internet that is the dark web, and the dark side of people when there are out for revenge. How far will you go to get someone back?
Twisty, Tense and darkly atmospheric, this is a cracker chiller thriller with an excellent finale.
A great introduction to C.J.Tudor for me, I will be swiftly on to the other books.