‘CJ Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner’ J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before
She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .
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 travelling 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. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The trademark element of a supernatural thread from this author continues with her in this new release. It gives her stories that edge of unpredictability that you wouldn’t normally get and it knocks me off my feet.
Gabe knows that he has let his family down again after he promised he would be home on time but now a problem on the motorway means that he will be late. When he gets stuck behind an old car he sees a young girl’s face appear at the window, his little girl, before to takes off at speed and disappears. He makes a call home from a service station and the police answer and his nightmare begins.
The story jumps forward three years to an unrecognisable man living in a camper van trying to find the car he saw that night. The story follows three people, Gabe, Fran with Alice, a young girl who has trouble looking into mirrors and a single mum Katie, who works at one of the services stations Gabe calls at regularly.
When things go bump in the night in this book you feel the vibration! The story takes off in an unexpected direction and goes dark into the depths where you know that there will be a price to pay that costs you more than money ever could. There are twists, secrets and deals that have massive consequences. It makes for a belting story.
The chapters are snappy with each sentence there for a reason, not as a filler to fluff it up. With a pace that starts fast and spikes at the end, in a totally all ends tied up finish. Another top class stand alone from this superb author.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories.