“The Other People” by C.J. Tudor was an interesting read with some twists and turns in it, and a good sprinkling of mysteria! (I know that is not a word; I made it up – LOL)
A young father, Gabe, is faced with a horrendous situation – his wife and daughter have been murdered! However, as he is on his way home the night of the crime, he firmly believes he sees his daughter in the back of the vehicle in front of him. After he is finally cleared as a suspect in the murder, Gabe sells his house and buys a camper van and sets out to try and find the vehicle his daughter was in, hoping that he will also find his daughter. He goes up and down the highways searching, searching.
There is a woman who is on the run with a little girl. The child is mysterious: she carries a bag of stones and has blackouts and falls asleep. Before falling off to sleep, the girl sees another girl and there appears to be some kind of connection between the two children. It is insinuated that the child is not the woman’s – is she Gabe’s daughter?
Gabe also has a past that he doesn’t talk about, but it is revealed slowly throughout the novel. I don’t wish to divulge too much here because it would be considered a spoiler.
Gabe also meets a mysterious man who actually saves his life one night. This man appears to be helping Gabe, and he does; however, it isn’t until the end of the book that who this man really is, is revealed.
Throughout the story, talk of the “other people” is woven in. This is a group buried deep in the dark net and they claim they understand people who are experiencing pain and loss, and that they can help them. But, it is a help that comes with some very sinister conditions.
Is this book worth picking up and reading – definitely. It will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen on the next page!