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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 questionNo thanks, I am good C.J Tudor your google history must be crazzzzyyy LOL This was such a carefully created plot that it truly kept me in the dark in a fantastic way the entire book It is not often that you can say you truly did not know what direction this was taking Heck half the time I really wasn t sure each character was really who I thought they were Imagine the terror you would feel being stuck in traffic, behind a crappy caryou are bored and studying the numerous crazy bumper stickers on the car..then you see heris that your daughter No it couldn t be her in the rear window of a strangers caryet it is..she mouths daddy I mean wow that is just the beginning of the shocking and crazy things going on I kept wonderinghmmm what did Gabe do to bring this on Are The Other People checking Gabe off their list Revenge is sweet I can t recommend this book enough I must admit I have read this author s last two books and I liked them but I wasn t jumping up and down yelling I LOVE THIS BOOKYet.I am with this one5 stars from start to finish 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 that won t let go, and dare I say The Other People.Just follow the footpath, don t trust anybody, pay attention and be careful what you wish for I can t say I don t want to give anything away Flippin Fantastic page turning fun with just a slight breeze of the other side Don t ask, not telling.Thanks so much to the publisher for my review copy Highly Recommend. 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 PlaceDriving 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, IzzyHe Never Sees Her AgainThree 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 DeadFran 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 DaughterThen, The Car That Gabe Saw Driving Away That Night Is Found, In A Lake, With A Body Inside And Gabe Is Forced To Confront Events, Not Just From The Night His Daughter Disappeared, But From Far Deeper In His PastHis Search Leads Him To A Group Called The Other PeopleIf You Have Lost A Loved One, The Other Peoplewant To Help Because They Know What Loss Is Like They Know What Pain Is Like They Know What Death Is LikeThere S Just One Problem They Want Other People To Know It Too 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 him in Sadly he s too distressed to attend a formal identification later, his father in law has to do it so in his mind Izzy is still alive he knows he saw her in that car.Gabe spends the next three years travelling the motorway in his camper van, handing out flyers with Izzy s face asking Have You Seen Me He hopes against hope that he will also see the car in which she was abducted.Fran travels the same motorway, but unlike Gabe she s not searching, she s fleeing for her life with daughter Alice The synopsis does a great job of explaining just what s going on, so I ll just get straight to the nitty gritty Tudor really has her own distinctive voice, with a penchant for the supernatural There are acute observations about life, love and loss throughout the book that make one pause and reflect upon our own humanity, and at times, lack of it This was a quick, immersive and hypnotic read, with vivid characterisations, that are as chilling as they are insightful Look out for The Other People before they find you Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin UK Michael Joseph for my ARC I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange 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 are The Other People They know what you are going through They might be able to helpWhen I reviewed her other book The Hiding Place, I mentioned that she reminded me too much of Stephen King and I only wanted to think of her as an Author while reading her work Well she brought it in this book I felt this was entirely original, creative, well thought out, and perfectly paced There is some creep factor, some paranormal, some darkness and some mystery here There are also secrets plenty and full of people who have suffered loss, and those who are not willing to let go There is desperation here, some fear, some hope and some justice.I read this in two days as I did not want to stop until I had all the answers She had me curious from page one, trying to figure out the connection if any between the characters This was a page turner which had me guessing and second guessing what was going on I really enjoyed how everything came together and made sense Captivating, engaging, creepy and dark Thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. 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 story that deals with a little girl s connection to a women who has been in a coma for years That part of the story is interesting but it s the part of the story that isn t supernatural that scares me the most Gabe lost his wife and 5 year old girl to a murderer three years ago and since then has lived in his van, searching for an old car that he saw that horrible evening, with his little girl in the back of it Because he knows he saw his little girl, he knows she is not dead, even though her body was identified by his father in law No one will believe Gabe except for a stranger who calls himself the Samaritan Kate is a waitress at a service stop that Gabe frequents She gets involved with Gabe s life when she helps him after he is attacked Then there is Fran and her 8 year old daughter, Alice They are running from people who want to hurt them As the book goes on, we find out how these people are connected to each other and the danger of The Other People The Other People deals with meting out an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth justice and as tempting as such a concept might sound to heartbroken relatives who have lost a loved one, the reality can be a trap that no one can escape Once you buy into that mindset, allow that kind of justice for your loved one, you are only in a deeper mess than you could ever imagine Good people getting into horrible situations is the result Thank you to Random House and Ballantine Books for providing me with this paperback ARC. 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, 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.I am left speechless I can t give this book the justice that this book deserves I loved to the max It was my everything It had everything that I love in a thriller It was dark and creepy If you love creepy, then I think you will be crazy in love with this book too It also has a supernatural vibe to it I love this author and I have loved d all of her books I loved this one the best Her books get better and better She cracked this one out of the ball park This book was so bizarre It s horrifying and so clever It made my heart pound and I could not put this book down Also it s full of twists and turns with characters that are so well developed I am jumping up and down with excitement on how much I am crazy in love with this book This one is one of my favorites for this year This one is a must read for thriller fans.I want to thank Random House Publishing Company and Netgalley for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 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 is relevant to the story and enhances the thriller tension that I love to feel Gabe is a troubled, tired soul Ever since his wife and daughter were murdered years ago he has spent his time in a camper van driving up and down the motorways On the day of the incident he is sure that he saw his daughter in another person s car driving close to him as he is heading home, but he loses sight of the car He never believes that his daughter is dead and is convinced that someone took her even though her body is identified in the morgue by his father in law Fran is on the run from someone or something that we have no knowledge of She and her daughter Alice have spent years moving from one place to another When Alice questions this Fran s answer is always that she is trying to keep Alice safe from a bad man Alice suffers from what she calls falls where she will fall asleep for a period of time but she doesn t remember anything that she saw while in this state, but she is always left with a pebble.Katie is a single mother working at an all night service station, she works these hours so that her sister Lou can babysit for her two children She has met Gabe, whom she calls the thin man because he looks tired, sad and lonely She never talks with him except to take his order, etc but she does watch for him because she is curious as to what it would take to make a man spend his nights driving back and forth along the same stretches of roads.To make things even tense and atmospheric we learn about The Others , those who believe that justice should be delivered in the eye for an eye manner Gabe will become obsessed with trying to find out who these people are and what they have to do with his wife s death.Everyone seems to have a secret Secrets, he thought It s not the big lies but the small ones, the half truths those are the ones that mount up, one on top of another, like a giant, stinking fatberg of deception.I hope I have given you enough of an enticement to give this book a try, it s a great thriller with well developed characters and prose that flows from present to past seamlessly.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss The Other People a novel is set to publish on February 20, 2020. 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 on that later Even with the paranormal bit, The Other People feels the most like a traditional break neck thriller, as opposed to a slow burning psychological suspense, and I am here for itHe was just considering changing lanes when the girl s face appeared in the rear window, perfectly framed by the peeling stickers She looked to be around five or six Round faced, pink cheeked Fine blonde hair pulled into two high pigtails.His first thought was that she should be strapped into a car seat.His second thought was IZZY Right, so there s a lot going on here The prologue is spooky, and is continued in sparse snippits alongside the past and present day narratives, where we see three main POVs These seemingly unconnected sections do tie in, and this is revealed as the story proceeds The story unfolds via 3 main players Gabe, who s daughter and wife were murdered years prior, but he believes that his daughter is actually still alive, Fran, who is on the run with child in tow, and Katie, who is a waitress at one of the service stations that Gabe frequents post losing his family I don t want to reveal too much, but if you ve read any type of thriller before, you know that these separate threads will all come together by the end of the novel, and by golly do they collide in an explosion of sorts I cannot stress enough just how engaging and captivating this story is once I reached about the 50 page mark, I simply couldn t put it down I was up well past my bedtime, trying to find answers and solve the mysteries, and overall the ending is incredibly satisfying While I felt that the paranormal aspect wasn t necessary and stilted the flow of the remainder of the book, I do think it was creative and respect what the author wanted to accomplish by including it What worked the most for me was the incredibly complex was that she flipped between not only POVs, but past and present timelines as well I never felt lost or confused, but my sense were heightened and my attention was fully focused The Other People is a dark, spooky read that will have you staying up well past your bedtime while keeping a nightlight on, just in case You ll never be able to hear the clacking of stones the same way Clickety click , and you should probably avoid bathrooms and mirrors while you re gobbling down this story This one is out in the US in January of 2020, but don t just take my word for it Who knows Maybe the other people really are out thereMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. 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 I enjoyed this book so much A strong narrative voice, compelling characters, and a plot that had me anxious to unravel kept me riveted.The voice of the narrator was what made this book a standout for me The way the plot was framed also made this a standout I appreciated The Other People because it isn t your standard thriller it is so much I highly recommend I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.