The Whisper Man by Alex North @writer_north @MichaelJBooks #NetGalley #HorrorSuspense #BlogReview #NewRelease

The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019 by [North, Alex]



‘The best crime novel of the decade’ Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted

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 much-needed 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 . . .

Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking‘ Mark Billingham

A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart’ Stuart MacBride

‘Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right” C. J. Tudor

‘A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North’ Mick Herron


The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019

Alex North


Oh my goodness, where do I start! I suppose behind closed locked and bolted doors is the best place. I am still having rhymes going round in my mind, still listening for whispers in the night and still wishing that I could read this superb book again for the very first time. This is one top class read!

The man that abducted little boys from the village where they lived is still locked away but now another child has disappeared not too long before widowed Tom and his six-year-old son Jake buy a bargain house in the area.

Jake is adorable, lonely and in desperate need of his grieving father’s love.  The relationship between them is one to make you cry in more ways than one. Jake had acquired a special friend after his mum died, a little girl but no-one else can see her. Dad knows all about her but hoped with a new start she wouldn’t be part of Jake’s imagination anymore.  Not long after they move into the new house weird things begin to happen, which you need to read and find out about yourself.

What a heart in your mouth story this is. Emotional, heartbreaking and scared the hell out of me. Playground rhymes become warnings as the story goes from a very dark place to one that will play with your mind. Oh Wow! I still shudder and tingle when I think of it all.

One man that is determined to catch this vile creature who is mimicking the child killer from years ago, is a DI who worked the original case. Emotionally charged, the case becomes extremely personal. There is simply never a dull moment as the story focuses on so many issues. When you think the pace can’t possibly pick up, it began running from page one, it takes Olympic gold for the final few chapters.

An outstanding novel! With the vilest of people you don’t even want to meet in your nightmares. What the heck can follow this!!! Many thanks to NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


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.


Twitter: @writer_north

The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019 by [North, Alex]


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