Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Whisper Man by Alex North – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2019.

“The best crime novel of the decade” Steve Cavanagh

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 boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.

He says he hears a whispering at his window…

 

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MY REVIEW 

I am unable to say too much as it would spoil the wonderfully creepy plot of The Whisper Man….but here goes…

DI Pete Willis has made it his mission over the past 20 years to find the body of a little boy called Tony Smith. The Whisper Man or Frank Carter killed him….he is still in prison, jailed for the murders of children all those years ago.

The only body missing is that of Tony…..

Then, in the present day,  a six year old boy goes missing ….is this the same as the Whisper Man ? But he’s still locked up…

The story is also told from the perspectives of Tom Kennedy and his absolutely charming young son, Jake. Rebecca, Tom’s wife and mother to Jake had died suddenly and they are both missing her terribly….and struggling with their grief.

The subject matter is at times so hard to read and there will be tears…..

There are many books that are good but a little forgettable, this is not one of those. It’s an incredible piece of creepy and yet emotive and expressive writing and will stay with me for a long time…..but please do not whisper near me for a while yet !!!

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review