The newest novel from C.J. Tudor, The Other People, delves into maybe one of many scariest eventualities any individual might be confronted with: Your daughter has been taken, by no means to be seen once more. Gabe commits the following three years of his life driving up and down the motorway seeking his misplaced daughter, Izzy, within the hopes that she is not lengthy useless, as everybody else says.
The Other People actually provides a brand new appear and feel for horror in 2020.
While a whole lot of horror authors are chasing the “big bad monster” cash, Tudor continues to maintain issues a bit extra stripped again, and wholly extra terrifying.
Her third e book in three years, Tudor is actually working quick alongside Penguin Random House, with whom she is contracted with.
Tudor turned a breakout writer when her 2018 debut novel The Chalk Man was endorsed by legendary horror writer Stephen King.
Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, continued her development in direction of the blurred line between a horror and a horrifying thriller.
So then, it is not stunning that the continuous comparability to King is being made – with some publications dubbing Tudor because the British model of the legendary author.
Both of Tudor’s earlier novels reached the Top Ten Bestsellers in a variety of lists, together with the Sunday Times, placing some stress on the third entry in her repertoire.
Express.co.uk just lately had a chat with Tudor about her third novel, how she got here up with the chilling thought, and why she has been trying to change the best way her novels learn for this entry.
“The Other People was a real life situation,” Tudor defined.
“We were sat in traffic and I was sat behind this beaten up old car with a faded stickers, and it looking like it should have been driven by somebody from a Stephen King novel.”
Tudor mentioned she felt “there should be something creepy and dark about it,” earlier than including: “And that’s exactly where the idea came from.”
“I wanted to do something I think every author wants to do,” she went on to elucidate. “I wish to do one thing totally different every time and progress.
“Obviously, folks very kindly point out Stephen King in relation to The Chalk Man, [and] The Taking of Annie Thorne – and that’s superb!
“But I wanted to do something with book three that really felt like it was my own book, and my own voice, and perhaps move away from that a little bit.”
While The Other People actually does move in a brand new and totally different method, it’s nonetheless very a lot a Tudor novel.
Drenched in thriller and an air of violent menace, The Other People will little doubt maintain readers entranced in Tudor’s iconic voice, even whether it is structured somewhat in another way – however that is not the solely new factor concerning the novel.
“The first two books I wrote in first person,” she defined. “And The Other People is third person, and multiple characters and view points, which obviously worked for the structure of that book.”
On making the choice to make such adjustments, Tudor confessed: “I suppose I wished to push myself somewhat bit, and do one thing that is a bit totally different from the primary two books.
“And I hope I’ve performed that. I assume you all the time wish to push your self as a author and see when you can pull it off.”
The Other People is out now, and is being printed by Penguin Random House for £7.99.