C.J. Tudor’s Third Novel, ‘The Other People’ Announced (with Details)

Fresh off her win for Best First Novel at ThrillerFest, The Chalk Man author C.J. Tudor is set to release her highly-anticipated third novel, The Other People, on January 28, 2020. 

After exploding onto the literary scene in 2018 with The Chalk Man, a book Stephen King endorsed by claiming, “If you like my stuff, you’ll like this,” author C.J. Tudor proved to the thriller world that she was no one-hit-wonder by following up her acclaimed debut in 2019 with The Hiding Place, another nail-biting novel that was well-received by readers and critics alike. Now, she’s gearing up to publish her third book, and expectations are as high as ever—with Tudor already having secured her place among the top of the crime thriller writers in the game. Check out the official plot synopsis below. 


15754327.jpgA gripping new thriller about a man’s quest for the daughter no one else believes is still alive, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place.

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 traveling 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.

Then, the car that Gabe saw driving away that night is found, in a lake, with a body inside and Gabe is forced to confront events, not just from the night his daughter disappeared, but from far deeper in his past.

His search leads him to a group called The Other People.

If you have lost a loved one, The Other People want to help. Because they know what loss is like. They know what pain is like. They know what death is like.

There’s just one problem . . . they want other people to know it too.



C. J. Tudor is the author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place, and lives in England with her partner and daughter. 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 doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much.

Readers dying to get their hands on Tudor’s next thriller can now pre-order The Other People wherever else books are sold. 



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