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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 yea
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Hardcover, 327 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Ballantine Books
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Amy Yes, and the supernatural elements don't really seem to be used well. It creates intrigue but imo, it didn't have to be there and the story wouldn't r…moreYes, and the supernatural elements don't really seem to be used well. It creates intrigue but imo, it didn't have to be there and the story wouldn't really change without it. I wouldn't recommend it to you or anyone who doesn't like supernatural/ paranormal elements(less)

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"Daddy!"
Then a hand reached back, grabbed her arm and yanked her down. Out of sight. Gone. Vanished.
Three years ago, Gabe witnesses the disappearance of his daughter...only to find out she was dead (along with his wife).

But...he's never believed it. There was always something niggling in the back of his mind.
...he had a diffe
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Recommended to Chelsea by: Random House Reader's Circle (RHRC)
Shelves: from-publisher
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 paranormal bit, The Other People feels the most ...more
Maureen
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mary Beth
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! I am CRAZY IN LOVE with this book.

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, hi
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Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
***MS.TUDOR HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT IN FEBRUARY, READ THIS ONE WHILE YOU'RE WAITING !!!!***

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
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Meredith
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
“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, bu
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marilyn
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback
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
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Susanne  Strong
5 “I’ve Never Read Anything Like It” Stars.

Bravo C.J. Tudor! Bravo! “The Other People” is a Psychological Suspense unlike any other (and given how many there are out there, THAT my friends is saying something!)

It is also a departure from C.J. Tudor’s other novels, which I totally appreciate and is frankly, her best to date.

One night when returning home, Gabe swears that he just passed his daughter in a strange car as she is being kidnapped. Immediately thereafter, he receives a phone call infor
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Holly  B (semi-hiatus until Jan)
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
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Debra
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"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
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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 th
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Paige
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
The chapters are short and writing style is absorbing. It's a quick and easy read (under 300 pages). The chapters alternate between 3 characters, and are woven together towards the end as the mystery unravels.

I found myself suspending belief shortly into the story. But towards the middle and afterwards, I found so much unrealistic. I don't mind suspending belief to help carry a story here or there, but the main story itself seemed too over the top. The reality was not there.
There is a small par
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Felicia
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. T
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Kaceey
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tic-tock, tic-tock… The Sandman is coming.

Third time’s a charm! I’ll be upfront and admit I’ve not been a fan of this author in the past. Her 2 previous novels left me cold, with no desire to pick up this latest. But, when I saw one rave review after another I knew I’d have to re-think my opinion and just give this one a try!

Can I say “WOW!” Fantastic from the first page to the last! Seemingly a completely different author! (Sorry but true)! But look at me now. I’m now back on the C.J. Tudor ba
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Peter
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indebted
The Other People is an exceptional psychological thriller with a dark and menacing mood that draws on a creepy supernatural feel. The writing is crazy good in instilling a chilling atmosphere, with voices and the finger of a paranormal threat to remind us that no–one is safe.

On his way home driving along the M1 motorway in England, Gabe believes he sees his daughter Izzy looking out the rear window of a very distinct rusty old car, covered with bumper stickers. Traumatically he reads her
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Paromjit
CJ Tudor can be relied upon for disturbing, creepy, unsettling psychological thrillers with a hint of the supernatural. She excels herself with her latest offering, a novel of family, grief, loss, hope, and secrets, where there are those who seek an old testament justice, an eye for an eye, losing sight of the fact that this will make them blind. Gabe Forman is travelling home to his wife, Jenny and his young daughter, Izzy, in Nottinghamshire, running late as he drives on the motorway, . In fro ...more
Norma
Holy Shooty Balls!!! Creepy, riveting, and an irresistible page-turner!

Happy Pub Day!!

I’ve been so fortunate to have read some really great books lately. I’ve been quite selective in choosing my books and if it isn’t grabbing my attention right away, I’m moving on. I’m so excited to say that this book immediately grabbed my attention and gets my “Holy Shooty Balls” stamp of approval! I absolutely loved everything about it!

THE OTHER PEOPLE by C. J. TUDOR is one outstanding, gripping, thrilling, d
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Lisa
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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. I'
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*TUDOR^QUEEN*
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Beata
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel that be called unputdownable, dark, with some paranormal ingredients that serve their purpose and are not overdone. A story of a father, Gabe, who is unable to accept the death of his beloved daughter, and, in his opinion, he has some solid grounds to deny it. While travelling along a motorway in search of the car in which he saw Izzy, Gabe meets some people who turn out to have quite unexpected connections.
I enjoyed the plot, the characters, and most importantly, the way the story unfo
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Elyse  Walters
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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”.
Until....it burns itself ou
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Fran
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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 piano...in 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
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Yun
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
The Other People starts off with Gabe searching for his daughter Izzy. Three years earlier, he was driving home when he saw his daughter's face in the backseat of an old car. He lost the car in the ensuing chase, and arriving home, he found out that his wife and daughter had supposedly been murdered. But Gabe knows in his heart that his daughter is still alive out there, and he's been looking for her ever since.

The premise is super interesting, but I wonder if this is a case where the story just
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Kayla Dawn
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I was loving this for the first 250 pages or so.
It was fast paced, intriguing and I couldn't stop theorizing over what was happening. I never wanted to stop reading!
Unfortunately in went downhill from there. The reveals were all kind of boring and predictable and at the same time it felt like it was too much.
The ending felt rushed and way too perfect for my liking. And then the epilogue? Was that supposed to be shocking?
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Feb 24, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF. I listened to about 3 hours of this audiobook and was honestly just super bored and don't feel the need to continue. Onto the next one!
BernLuvsBooks
4 Dark, Creepy & Completely Gripping Stars for C.J. Tudor's The Other People!

This was my second book by C.J. Tudor and I can safely say that I am a fan! I absolutely love her infusion of the supernatural/paranormal into her thrillers. It adds such a wonderful layer of suspense.

In The Other People we meet Gabe, a man dangerously at the end of his rope. Ever since his wife and daughter were murdered he has spent his life driving the motorways. Convinced he saw his daughter in a car on the day of
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JanB
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
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Marialyce
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 wha
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Liz
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars, rounded up

In C. J. Tudor’s prior two books, she did a great job of combining a good mystery with a great creep factor. This book follows that format, although not as successfully. Gabe is a writer, whose heroes including Stephen King. So, maybe King is also a hero to Tudor. Because there’s a similar feel here.

The main characters of The Other People are those that live at the edges. Gabe spends the nights perusing the roads, looking for his missing daughter. Fran and Alice are on the
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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 Moviewatc
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