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  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405939621
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

The Other People

The chilling and spine-tingling Sunday Times bestseller

The spine-tingling and absorbing new thriller from Britain's Queen of Creepy

Driving home one night, Gabe sees the face of a little girl he knows in the rear window of the car in front. She mouths one word - 'Daddy'. He never sees his five-year-old daughter, Izzy, again.

The police believe she's dead. But three years later, Gabe still drives the roads, searching for the car that took Izzy, never giving up hope . . .

Fran and her daughter, Alice, aren't searching - but running. Always one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth about Gabe's daughter - and she knows what those chasing her and Alice will do if they ever catch them . . .

  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405939621
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

C. J. Tudor

C. J. Tudor's love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.

Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author.

C. J. Tudor's first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in over forty countries. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also
a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel, The Other People. All three books are in development for TV. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and has been adapted for television by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt (creator of The Bridge and Marcella). It will debut on Paramount Plus in 2023. The Drift is her fifth novel and has also been optioned for the screen. C.J. Tudor is also the author of A Sliver of Darkness, a collection of short stories.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Twitter @CJTudor

Facebook @CJTudorOfficial

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Praise for The Other People

Praise for C. J. Tudor


Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time

Lee Child

A dark star is born

A. J. Finn

Britain's female Stephen King

Daily Mail

Diabolically clever and propulsive as a rollercoaster. If you like twisty thrillers that leave you guessing till the very last page, this is a must-read

Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger and The Deep

C. J. Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner

J. P. Delaney, author of The Girl Before

The Other People is a creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go. C. J. Tudor's books keep getting better and better, and this one won't let you stop reading until the very last page!

Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

I adored The Other People. I was absolutely gripped from start to finish. Deliciously dark, with realistic characters that you simultaneously root for, then recoil from

Caz Frear

Sets the bar high for every other thriller this year

John Marrs

A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down

T. M. Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday

Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twists and turns. Ostensibly about a man searching for his missing daughter, it's a tale about loss, where nothing is quite as it seems; and, although you may think you've got it worked out, C. J. Tudor is always several steps ahead. A brilliant storyteller.

Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient

Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy

Will Dean, bestselling author of Red Snow

C. J. Tudor's best novel to date. This tale of the lengths some people will go to to ease their grief was utterly emotionally believable while still treading at the edges of the worlds of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Gripping and thoroughly entertaining. I can't wait to see what she does next

Sarah Pinborough

C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next

Harlan Coben

Another black fist of doom, smashing into the feeble world . . . loved it!

Max Wesolowski

C. J. Tudor is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. She has such a gift for storytelling. Couldn't turn the pages fast enough

Fiona Cummins, author of The Rattle

It's rare to read something so downright terrifying but C.J. Tudor manages it time and again. The Other People grabs you by the throat and keeps on squeezing till the very last page. Clever. Original. Brilliant

Chris Whitaker

Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness

James Oswald

Such intricate and enthralling storytelling. Evocative and creepy

Amanda Reynolds

This book is chilling. It's the type of book you need to read with the lights on and the doors locked but it's so gripping you won't regret the mild night terrors

Yahoo! Style UK

An intense novel that gets right to the heart of what it means to love and to grieve. Intriguing, dramatic and heart-breaking

Woman & Home

C. J. Tudor has crafted an intense novel that gets right to the heart of what it means to love and to grieve . . . Intriguing, dramatic and heartbreaking

Woman & Home

The chilling new novel by the bestselling author of The Chalk Man is an absolute page-turner. We'll just say the author isn't referred to as the 'Queen of Creepy' for nothing

That's Life

A father's desperate search for his vanished daughter provides the beating heart of this complex thriller, which is suffused with loss, longing and vengeance. Touches of the supernatural bring an extra dimension to the spine-tingling thrills

Sunday Mirror

A chilling psychological thriller, pulsing with atmosphere and plot twists


An intense novel that gets right to the heart of what it means to love and grieve


A well-crafted story that blends a mystery with some supernatural chills. You'll want to leave the light on


Complex thriller which is suffused with loss, longing and vengeance. Touches of the supernatural add to the spine-tingling thrills

The People

A chilling, atmospheric tale of justice, revenge, and the darkness lurking on the fringes of society

Daily Express

Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can't be found anymore. Compelling and haunting

Sunday Express

Kidnap mystery and horror suspense all rolled into one as a man is haunted by his abduction of his daughter while the woman who knows what happened is on the run for her life

Love it!

Excellent. A clever, tense and touching novel

Literary Review


Paul Burke, author of The Burning Men

A novel with a formidable emotional pull

Financial Times

Vivid characterisation, lots of mystery as well as a twisting plot, it makes for a gripping page turner

NB Magazine

Wonderfully gripping and doubt-inducing

Woman & Home

CJ Tudor taps into those things that woke you up in the night when you were a kid and then stay with you when you're an adult

Richard Armitage

C.J. Tudor is mastering the suspense/horror genre . . . It's quietly disconcerting, completely relatable and shows you that humans have a wonderfully dark side

Woman's Weekly