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The Other People by C.J. Tudor
She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .
Driving 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, Izzy.
He never sees her again.
Three 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 dead.
Fran 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 daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .
“Britain’s female Stephen King.” – Daily Mail
“Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time.” – Lee Child
“If you like my stuff, you’ll like this.” – Stephen King
“Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness.” – James Oswald
C.J. Tudor is an award-winning author and has appeared at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival a number of times.
C. J. Tudor is the author of The Hiding Place and The Chalk Man, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and the Strand Magazine Award for Best Debut Novel. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over artist, and dog walker. She is now thrilled to be able to write full-time, and lives in England with her partner and daughter.
In addition to being an award-winning author, C.J. Tudor has some links to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival as she was hand-picked to appear on our New Blood panel in 2018 by crime fiction queen Val McDermid, celebrating the very best up-and-coming writers in the crime fiction genre. Her novel The Chalk Man was long-listed for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019.
The Other People is released on 23 January 2020.