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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  255 ratings  ·  183 reviews
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
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Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Penguin
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To celebrate the amazing Celtic harvest feast All Hallow’s Eve, I already wore my Marie Antoinette costume, holding my slice of cake ( Let the hallows eat cake, dammit!) with one head and carrying this book with the other, turning the last pages with wide eyes and also jumping because of unexpected twists, visiting my numbers to request my threats as selected wine bottles or Belgian truffles. If they resist giving my treats, I threat them to sing or show them my dance moves. So far I collected 3 ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Random House Reader's Circle (RHRC)
Shelves: from-publisher
Now available to request via NetGalley!

It's no secret that I have struggled with reading thrillers of any kind in 2019, so I've developed a habit of steering clear of them for the past 6 months. Whether it be due to my hiatus from the genre, or the appeal that the author's writing holds for me, I found this read to be a knockout amongst a sea of cookie cutter stories. As hold's true to Tudor's prior novels, this one does have a supernatural aspect, but more on that later. Even with the
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Fate’s a real fucker.”

The Other People is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller about a missing girl and her father who won't give up hope of finding her.

The plot, although not complex, is too complicated to explain. There are multiple threads, voices, and timelines, but all are seamlessly woven together. Part ominous fairy tale with some paranormal elements, part mystery, part thriller, I didn’t know where this book was going to take me. It has some similarities to The Chain, but
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
*4.5 stars *

Very dark, very creepy, but completely gripping - you won’t want to put this one down! Yes C.J. Tudor has done it again.

Gabe is on his way home, when a face suddenly appears in the rear window of the beaten up old car in front of him. It’s his daughter Izzy’s face! But it can’t be, she’s at home with her mum Jenny. Gabe is tired and thinks he must be seeing things, but a terrible shock awaits him - his wife and daughter have been murdered in their own home, and the police won’t allow
Holly  B
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beep, whirr

Clickety, clack

Definitely not your run of the mill thriller by any stretch.

The Chalk Man was one of my favorites in 2018 and I was thrilled to get my hands on this early release!

My attention was captured from the very first chapter. Page-turner alert! The Prologue gave me all the spookish vibes and intrigue that carries throughout the book - All the way to the very end.

The creepy factor is center stage, but there is also an emotional story of a family that suffers loss, a father
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"

A man driving down a highway sees his daughter in the back of a car ahead of him. She mouths "Daddy" and then she is gone. He spends the next three years looking for her. A woman and her daughter are running from those who hope to catch them. A waitress who frequently waits on the man who will not give up searching for his daughter. Their stories will collide as this book progresses.

"The greatest acts of cruelty are born of the greatest love."

Then there
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was thrilled when I was offered an advanced review copy of CJ Tudor's "The Other People" and the book did not disappoint. Once the book started, I didn't want to put it down until I finished it. So much of what happens in the book could happen in real life and that's the worst kind of scary to me.

We are seeing things from three different perspectives, until they come together and we understand how each person's story relates to the other two stories. Also there is a supernatural aspect to the
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
This is definitely one of those books that you will want to set aside a long stretch of time to read. Not only is it enthralling but there are lots of characters to keep track of in the beginning, but hang in there and you will be rewarded with a great story.

C.J. Tudor is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This novel combines three separate points of view that will come together later in the book. There is also a supernatural element to this book as is Ms.Tudor’s signature style. It
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"She sleeps. A pale girl in a white room. Machines surround her. Mechanical guardians...their steady beeps and the laboured sound of her breathing are the sleeping girl's only lullabies...A small one corner of the room...A sharp "C" suddenly fills the room...The shell trembles...Somewhere, another girl falls."

"Terrible things happen...but they happen to other people...Until one day, one phone call, one sentence. It's about your wife...and your daughter..." Detective Inspector Maddock
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Hands down Tutor's best book in my opinion! An absolute thrill ride that kept my mind in high gear for the entire read. There were no moments of slow burn in this book for me.

The "dark web" we have all heard of it, but what really is out there on the dark web? Is there a group of people that have decided that payback is a bitch?! You do me wrong, you are going to get what is coming to you? Wow I was enthralled with this whole thing. I would prefer not to know the answer to that question...No
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
C.J. Tudor has redeemed herself with me. I know she was worried about the state of our relationship so I thought it important to start off with that statement. We cool, C.J.

Compelling and propelling are the most legit words to describe this book.

This is a bleak story full of characters that are all enduring a life filled with the worst of pains, the loss of a loved one.

"Missing is different to being dead. In a way, it’s worse. Death offers finality. Death gives you permission to grieve. To
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved C.J. Tudor's debut The Chalk Man, though was much less enchanted with her sophomore outing, The Hiding Place. This third offering falls somewhere in between in my estimation, garnering a four star rating. My first thought was that I detected no homage to Stephen King books in this storyline which had at first delighted me in The Chalk Man but made me cynical in The Hiding Place. I used to read every Stephen King book that came on the market back in the 70s and 80s but slacked ...more
3.5 stars
Told from three points of view, this is a multi-layered plot that will have you flipping the pages to find out what happens next. Gabe’s wife, Jenny, and their young daughter, Izzy, were murdered in their home three years ago but Gabe is convinced that Izzy is still alive after he sees her in the back of a car. Despite no one believing him, and a father-in-law who identified the bodies of his wife and daughter, he has devoted his life to searching for her. The second POV is a woman and
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Imagine seeing your young daughter, for a fleeting moment, in the window of another vehicle and wondering why she would be there. You question yourself, you wonder why, you give chase only to lose the car in which you think she is in .....and then you receive a phone call that will alter your life.

For Gabe this is his reality and when it is found that his wife and child have been brutally murdered, what he thought he saw can not be. Gabe becomes a suspect and yet time can not erase
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to Random House, Ballantine books, and the Author C.J. Tudor.
I loved everything about this book.
When I first read this author a few years ago, I didn't care for her book at all. I have it 2 stars, but kept her in my radar. I had the feeling that once she stopped being an obvious fan of a well known author, that maybe she would write something good? Second book came out, it was a generous 3 stars. Still, I had to stick around.
Sometimes it's worth waiting for a new author to emerge.
Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
The title fits!!!!!
It was perfectly dark and creepy...a bit wild... with great characterizations and storytelling.

“The Other People”, claim to offer justice to those who have lost loved ones. They have many talents. Many many talents!!!!

“People say hate and bitterness will destroy you. They’re wrong. It’s hope. Hope will devour you from the inside like a parasite”.

“Love and forgiveness might keep you warm, but hatred would power your rocket all the way to the moon”. burns itself
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Monday, April 11th, 2016 on the M1 North
He noticed the stickers on the car first. Before, he noticed his daughter in the back of the car, mouthing the word, “DADDY!”

Monday, February 18, 2019, Newton Green Services, 130 AM
“The Thin Man” drinks black coffee, plenty of sugar. He needs to stay awake so he can continue driving the M1, in relentless pursuit of the car with the stickers. The car that had his daughter. He has to believe she is still alive.

“Terrible things happen , of course, but they
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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Gabe's life is destroyed when one night, while traveling home from work, he witnesses his daughter in the back of a beat up van mouthing "Daddy" to him. After a short pursuit he loses the vehicle and immediately calls home. Imagine his surprise when a police detective answers and demands he return home immediately. Upon arrival he is informed that his wife and daughter were murdered in a robbery. How can that be possible? He just saw Izzy in the back of that van.

When it comes time to identify
Julie (JuJu)
Who doesn’t love reading bumper stickers when you’re stuck in traffic?
”He noticed the stickers first, surrounding the car’s rear window and lining the bumper:
Honk if you’re horny.
Don’t follow me, I’m lost.
When you drive like I do, you’d better believe in God.
Horn broken—watch for finger.
Real men love Jesus.
Talk about mixed messages. Although one thing did come through loud and clear: the driver was a dick.

All he could do was sit, fighting the urge to press his foot on the accelerator and
Another engrossing read from C. J. Tudor!

THE OTHER PEOPLE. Talking to them can be deadly.

Terrible things happen as Gabe well knows. He has a BIG secret that's been hidden for many years, even from wife Jenny, and the lies to keep her from knowing has greatly strained their marriage.

But now exposure seems imminent as tragedy has again entered his life. Gabe will never stop searching..ever..for his little girl....even after they say she is dead....even after the burial.


Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Monday, April 11th, 2016 on the M1 North
He noticed the stickers on the car first. Before, he noticed his daughter in the back of the car, mouthing the word, “DADDY!”

Monday, February 18, 2019, Newton Green Services, 130 AM
“The Thin Man” drinks black coffee, plenty of sugar. He needs to stay awake so he can continue driving the M1, in relentless pursuit of the car with the stickers. The car that had his daughter. He has to believe she is still alive.

“Terrible things happen , of course, but they
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it

Gabe Forman worked for an advertising agency until three years ago, when his wife Jenny and five-year-old daughter Isabella (Izzy) were killed during a home invasion. Or were they?

On the day his family is slaughtered, Gabe is driving home on England's M1 motorway during rush hour.

In the bumper to bumper traffic, Gabe's eye is drawn to an ancient car that sports peeling stickers like "Honk if you're horny"; "Don't follow me, I'm lost"; and "Horn broken, watch for finger." Gabe is idly gazing at
I have been such a HUGE fan of C.J Tudor since I read Chalk Man. So, the minute I was approved for her newest book I knew I had to read it!!

Where do I start with this one? C.J Tudor always hooks her readers from the first page.... and her writing is so addictingly good. I couldn't get enough of her writing once again in this book.

But, I do have to say this wasn't my favorite by her. There was just something that was missing in this book compared to the first two that I read by her.

It was
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gabe’s 5 year old daughter Izzy was murdered 3 years ago, but Gabe is convinced that he saw her being driven away and that she is still alive. He has been searching for her with the help of a mysterious man known as the Samaritan. Their search leads them to the Other People. The book wasn’t suspenseful but the plot held my interest and I liked the slow revelation of the links between characters and events. Even at the end new twists were appearing. However, there was a continuing theme involving ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A father is desperately seeking his daughter whom everyone believes to be dead. This is a clever premise but at the onset something occurred to me that should have occurred to this distraught and determined dad. It didn’t. I shrugged my shoulders with an “Oh well” and continued to read. It is a fast paced novel but you really have to believe the unbelievable. I can deal with a little serendipity now and then. When my initial question was answered it wasn’t answered by the father which I found to ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I first came across this author when I was fascinated about the description of her first novel 'The Chalk Man', I loved it and have since enjoyed 'The Hiding Place' which was probably even better and enjoyed 'The Taking of Annie Thorne', so I was always going to read this new book.
This book is about three stories that you just know are going to become one. Gabe's wife and daughter were murdered three years ago and he now spends his time living in a camper van travelling along the motorway hoping
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
The elusive 5 star read (finally found one!)

I feel like C.J. Tudor is still a new writer for me, but this is the third book of hers that I’ve read. This one starts off with a bang with a man coming home late, yet again, only to discover that a terrible tragedy has befallen his wife and daughter. The only problem is that Gabe thinks he saw his daughter in the back of a car racing away down the highway. No one (including the police) believe that he saw his daughter and he becomes the prime suspect
Mary  Carrasco
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Another fantastic read by C.J. Tudor! The Other People, is such a fresh original story, quite unlike anything I've ever read before. Tudor has a talent for seamlessly mixing my two favorite genres; thriller and horror, and this one is full of both chills and thrills. I highly recommend to fans of thriller, horror and paranormal.

A huge thank you to both the author and publisher for making this ARC available to me. All of these views are my own and I so look forward to Ms. Tudors's next
Donna Hines
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Holy smokes what the heck did I just read?
My word, give me a second to seriously compose myself....
This is one heck of a paranormal, psychological, fictional work that will mess you up and gently place you back down novel!
You go into this with a blank slate thinking poor Gabe lost his daughter Izzy but folks don't jump so quick as we have so much more to offer in this heart pounding sizzler by the great CJ Tudor.
First I recommend getting comfy. Don't go by any windows or bathrooms. Check your
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C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter.

She left school at sixteen and has had a variety of jobs over the years, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, ad agency copywriter and voiceover.

In the early nineties, she fell into a job as a television presenter for a show on Channel 4 called