The Other People ✭✭✭✭✭

About the 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.

My Thoughts

Wow. This was an intense read. I started reading the first chapter before bed and had to put it down and wait, as I knew I’d be up to the early hours finishing it otherwise.

This is a dark and creepy thriller that will have you hooked from the very beginning.

The Other People focusses on the lives of three people that slowly converge. Gabe has spent years searching for his daughter when he finds out that her disappearance has something to do with ‘the other people’, and organisation that gives justice to its members. But what has Gabe done to deserve such an awful punishment?

Tudor takes the reader on a dark and twisted journey. This wonderfully combines a thriller with the emotional impact of loss, while exploring the lengths people are willing to go to in order to get ‘justice’ for their loved ones.

I thought that The Chalk Man was overrated but The Other People truly shows the depth of Tudor’s writing. She made me feel empathy for all of the characters. I understand the motivations for all of the characters actions, and the reasons behind their decisions. It’s hard to see any of them as the villain, or to judge them for their actions.

This is a 5 star read and I’d advise you to clear your schedule before starting it.

 

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy of this book.

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