Book Review: The Other People | C.J. Tudor

Laney Estel

the other people


BOOK: The Other People

AUTHOR: C.J. Tudor


Stars: 🦌🦌🦌🦌

Published: January 28, 2020

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This is one of the (almost) perfect thrillers I have read this year. It follows the story of 3 different characters with trauma in their life and how their stories connect. It was riveting, deep, and a wonderfully engaging read. My only critique is that there was a small plot point that wasn’t exactly explained as best as it could be. But other than that, I whole heartedly agree. Watch my video review (on Youtube and IGTV) for more on my thoughts! 


Short Synopsis (abbreviate from Goodreads):

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 voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.

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