C.J. Tudor is quickly becoming an auto-buy author for me. When I first read The Chalkman 2 years ago, I knew that her writing style was right up my alley. With just enough amount of creepiness, her novels are thrillers boarding on horror books. They also have a dark vibe that really draws you into the story.
Her most recent book The Other People is no except and I flew through this story. The story is told through quite a few point of views and at first jumps around quite a bit. But Tudor doesn’t leave us hanging and is great about tying up all the loose ends and showing the reader exactly have they all relate to on another.
Right from the start Tudor wastes no time in advancing the plot line. We are immediately immersed into a ‘car chase’ that is pivotal to the entire story line. We meet Gabe first, right as his wife and daughter have been killed. Years later he’s stuck in the pass and is convinced that his daughter is still alive. We follow his grief and his attempts to find his daughter. Will they pay off? or will he find something even more soul crushing?
We also meet a young mother who crosses paths with Gabe where she works, at a service station he frequents. We also meet a young women and a girl on the run. While their stories seemingly have nothing to do with each other, it’s a good reminder of the six degrees of separation.
This is a well-paced, captivating, and completely consuming thriller. It will keep you guessing until the very end but also ties up all the loose ends. This is my third C.J. Tudor book and I cannot wait for her next one, The Burning Girls, which comes out February 2021!
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