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The Other People by C.J. Tudor

The Other People - C.J. Tudor

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had such a great time with this book! After loving this author's previous work, I was pretty excited to give this book a try. When I started reading this book, I hoped that this would be a story that would really capture my attention and it was. I was completely swept away by this story and found myself trying to figure out what was really happening to these characters even when I wasn't reading the book. I enjoyed this page-turner of a story from the first page until the last.

On his way home one night, Gabe sees a car covered in bumper stickers weaving in and out of traffic in front of him. It wouldn't have been that big of a deal if he hadn't seen the face of a little girl sitting in the backseat of the car. He knew that face because it belonged to his daughter. Years later, he cannot let it go and spends his time driving up and down the same roads looking for either the car or his little girl.

This is one of those stories where it is better to go in knowing little about the story and letting things unfold as you work your way through the book. There are tons of twists and turns during this story and sometimes a new detail would have me questioning everything I had previously thought. We see this story from several different points of view that become more connected as the book progressed. There were times that I had no idea where the story was going but I wanted so much to see Gabe find his Izzy that I couldn't put the book down.

I would highly recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a wonderfully crafted and quite complex story filled with interesting characters. This book kept me guessing until the very end and I liked the fact that there was just a bit of supernatural worked in as well. I cannot wait to read more from this very talented author!

I received a review copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Books.

Initial Thoughts
So, this was pretty much fantastic. I loved The Chalk Man when I read it a couple of years ago but I wasn't nearly as big of a fan of The Hiding Place. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book but I decided it was time to finally give it a try and I didn't want to put it down. I felt for Gabe and was totally taken by the mystery. This was definitely a page-turner.