Sunday, 17 May 2020

The Other People By C. J. Tudor - Book Review

Amanda Kennedy


Here’s a brief description from the publisher:

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. 
 
This book had me on the edge of my seat! Had I been able to read in a single session, I most certainly would have done. To make things more interesting, the novel is set on a stretch of motorway I am deeply familiar with. The opening pages created an immense tension and intrigue. I could imagine myself seeing my own child in the rear window of a passing car, my own despair and confusion. 

There were several scenes containing a mild supernatural element, though this did fit nicely with the overall storyline. Strongly recommended! 

Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on 17/05/2020. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 
The Other People by C. J. Tudor is available now in all good bookstores.

Amanda Kennedy / Book Blogger, Writer & Editor

Amanda is a lifelong learner and book lover who lives in the North of England with her family and several cats. She writes book reviews, literary news and bookish articles here on All My Pretty Books.

To learn more about Amanda's own work, visit her personal website.

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