13 November 2020

The Whisper Man


By Alex North
Horror | Thriller | Crime

My Review

A 2020 Top Rated Read

WOW, what an incredibly amazing book! Truly scary, powerful and utterly gripping. The Whisper Man is one of the best books I've read this year.

Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move into a house in Featherbank village after the sudden death of Tom's wife. Still grieving but in need of a fresh start, Tom believes it'll be good for both of them. But Featherbank has a notorious past — it was where the The Whisper Man serial killer kidnapped and murdered five boys fifteen years earlier. And now Jake has begun hearing whispering at his window. . .

This book was amazeballs! It had a frightening sense of foreboding; a creepy, tension-filled feeling that something very dark and scary was about to happen. The plot was exceptionally good, with fully developed characters that the reader could empathise and connect with. With plenty of delicious twists and turns, it was a stunning read and one I highly recommend.   

"If you leave a door half open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken.
If you play outside alone, soon you won't be going home.
If your window is left unlatched, you'll hear him tapping at the glass.
If you're lonely, sad and blue the Whisper Man will come for you."      

Book Source: Purchased copy
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin; 1st edition (12th Dec 2019)

The Blurb

If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken...

Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start.

But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'.

Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another young boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely .

He says he hears a whispering at his window...

The Author

Alex North was born in Leeds, where he now lives with his wife and son. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and prior to becoming a writer he worked there in their sociology department. The Whisper Man was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and is being published in more than 30 languages.

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