Other People
C. J. Tudor

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Narrated By: Richard Armitage, Ellie Kendrick

Duration: 10 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

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The deliciously creepy Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Chalk Man.

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'. It's his five-year old daughter, Izzy.

He never sees her 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 . . .

Meanwhile 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 the people chasing her will do if they ever catch them . . .

© C.J. Tudor 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Crime and mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Contemporary horror and ghost stories, Modern and contemporary fiction

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

Harlan Coben

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

J. P. Delaney, author of The Girl Before

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

James Oswald

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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


Paul Burke, author of The Burning Men

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

Excellent. A clever, tense and touching novel

Literary Review

Sets the bar high for every other thriller this year

John Marrs

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

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

Max Wesolowski

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

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

A chilling psychological thriller, pulsing with atmosphere and plot twists


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


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

Daily Express

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

NB Magazine

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

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

The People

A novel with a formidable emotional pull

Financial Times

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

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!

Praise for C. J. Tudor


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

Britain's female Stephen King

Daily Mail

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

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


Wonderfully gripping and doubt-inducing