Publication Date: 1/28/2020
Three years ago, Gabe saw his daughter taken. In the back of a rusty old car, covered in bumper stickers. He was driving behind the car. He watched her disappear. But no one believes him. Most people believe that his daughter, and wife, are dead. For a while, people believed that Gabe was responsible.
Three years later and Gabe cannot give up hope. Even though he has given up everything else. His home, his job, his old life. He spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, sleeping in his camper van in service stations, searching for the car that took her. Searching for his daughter.
Katie spends a lot of her life in service stations, working as a waitress. She often sees Gabriel, or ‘the thin man’ as she has nicknamed him. She knows his story. She feels for him, because Katie understands what it’s like to lose a loved one. Nine years ago, her father was murdered. It broke her family apart. She hasn’t seen her oldest sister since the day of the funeral; the day she did something terrible.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people that 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 that if they ever find them, they’re dead.
C.J. Tudor has done it again!
The mere thought of seeing your child in the car of a stranger, when she should be at home with her mother, is absolutely terrifying! What a fantastic way to start an amazing book!
You can always count on C.J. Tudor to deliver a creepy, dark read. This is a suspenseful book full of twists and turns that hooked me from the very first chapter. Not only is this story an addictive mystery/thriller, it also has an intriguing element of paranormal that only she can write and not have me running for the hills.
This book pulled out an array of emotions from me. It was frightening at times, very intense, and to my surprise it even pulled on my heart strings from time to time.
In case you haven’t noticed, I have held back from talking about the plot, as well as the characters. This is no accident. All you really need to know is in the synopsis, but if you really want to live on the edge, then I would suggest you skip the synopsis altogether and let the story carry you away.
I cannot wait to see what she dreams up next!
*Thank you Ballantine for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.
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