Title: The Other People
Author: C.J. Tudor
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 400 pages
I received an arc copy of this from Ballantine Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Three years ago Gabe saw his daughter drive away in a rusty old car. But no one believes him. Because 3 years ago his wife and daughter were murdered. But Gabe believes his daughter is still out there, so he drives the motorway searching for the car.
Katie is a waitress at a serve station along the motorway. She sees Gabe often and sympathizes with the man. She has kids of her own and 9 years ago her father was also brutally murdered.
Fran and Alice are on the run. Again. If they stop, they will be found. Because Fran knows the truth of what happened to Gabe’s daughter.
➸ POV: 3 person from multi POVs (Gabe, Katie, and Fran)
➸ Gabe – Ex-copywriter, Husband to Jenny, Father to Izzy, Lives in RV and drives the motorway searching for answers
➸ Fran & Alice – On the run, Alice has narcolepsy
➸ Katie – Waitress, Mother of 2, Older sister, Father was murdered
➸ Content Warnings: Kidnapping, Child abduction, Sleep disorder/Narcolepsy, Death of a loved one, Talk of suicide, Substance abuse, Violence, Murder
I really enjoyed this thriller! However I’m writing this review less than 2 weeks since finishing this and the details are already really fuzzy. While I enjoyed my time reading this, it’s just not a story that it extremely memorable or will stick with me for the long run.
This book pulled me in from the very first page! I loved how C.J. Tudor ended each of the POV/chapters with a hook. It made the book so compulsively readable, I never wanted to put this book down! Every time I thought about taking a break at the end of the chapter, something would be revealed and I’d keep flipping the page.
I had so many theories and suspicions while reading this! I had 2 full notebook pages filled with theories while reading. And while none of my guesses were actually that far off from what happening, the book was so intelligently woven, I didn’t mind. I loved watching all of the threads and details come together. And I especially loved questioning whether or not this book was paranormal or full based in reality! It’s one of my favorite ways for thrillers to build suspense.
This was my first book by C.J. Tudor and it definitely won’t be my last! I loved how suspenseful and well written this story was. This book held my attention and kept me enthralled the entire way through. Definitely recommend this if you want a quick, thrilling read!