The Other People

Random. Jan. 2020. 336p. ISBN 9781984824998. $27. THRILLER
Gabe is sitting in traffic when he notices the rusty car ahead. Suddenly a young girl who looks just like his daughter pops up from the backseat and mouths the word daddy. Gabe knows it couldn’t possibly be his daughter Izzy, who is home with her mum. The car speeds off and Gabe weaves in and out of traffic in pursuit to no avail. Arriving home he discovers that his daughter and wife have been brutally murdered. Irrationally, Gabe is convinced that the girl in the car was Izzy, so he devotes his life to roaming the motorway searching for her and the car with the help of a mysterious man, the Samaritan. Meanwhile, Fran and her seven-year-old daughter Alice are running for their lives, trying to stay undercover, but how do you keep a child safe who sees visions of a mysterious girl in every mirror—visions that lead to mirrors shattering, near-drownings, and narcolepsy.
VERDICT The latest page-turner from Tudor (The Hiding Place) contains elements of the supernatural within a thriller, but the true mystery lies in dark secrets kept and the lengths that some will go for justice and revenge. Plot twists and revelations will keep readers guessing to the last page. [See Prepub Alert, 7/8/19.]
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