She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .
Three years ago, Gabe saw his daughter taken. In the back of a rusty old car, covered in bumper stickers. He was driving behind the car. He watched her disappear. But no one believes him. Most people believe that his daughter, and wife, are dead. For a while, people believed that Gabe was responsible.
Three years later and Gabe cannot give up hope. Even though he has given up everything else. His home, his job, his old life. He spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, sleeping in his camper van in service stations, searching for the car that took her. Searching for his daughter.
Katie spends a lot of her life in service stations, working as a waitress. She often sees Gabriel, or 'the thin man' as she has nicknamed him. She knows his story. She feels for him, because Katie understands what it's like to lose a loved one. Nine years ago, her father was murdered. It broke her family apart. She hasn't seen her oldest sister since the day of the funeral; the day she did something terrible.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people that 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 that if they ever find them, they're dead.
|Publication date:||23rd January 2020|
|Author:||C. J. Tudor|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
C. J. Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner (J. P. Delaney, author of The Girl Before)
The Other People is a creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go. C. J. Tudor's books keep getting better and better, and this one won't let you stop reading until the very last page! (Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife)
Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twist and turns. Ostensibly about a man searching for his missing daughter, it's a tale about loss, where nothing is quite as it seems; and, although you may think you've got it worked out, CJ Tudor is always several steps ahead. A brilliant storyteller. (Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient)
Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness (James Oswald)
C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next (Harlan Coben)
Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy (Will Dean, bestselling author of Red Snow)
An intense novel that gets right to the heart of what it means to love and to grieve. Intriguing, dramatic and heart-breaking (Woman & Home)
A father's desperate search for his vanished daughter provides the beating heart of this complex thriller, which is suffused with loss, longing and vengeance. Touches of the supernatural bring an extra dimension to the spine-tingling thrills (Sunday Mirror)
A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down (T. M. Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday)
C J Tudor is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. She has such a gift for storytelling. Couldn't turn the pages fast enough (Fiona Cummins, author of The Rattle)
C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter. Her 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, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author. Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories.More About C. J. Tudor