I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping and creepy thriller The Whisper Man by Alex North. Thank you to Jenny Platt for the invitation and to Michael Joseph Books for my copy of this fantastic book.
About the book:
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 . . .
About 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 by Alex North is one of those books that sucks you in from the very first page, taking you on an exhilarating and terrifying journey that leaves you feeling awestruck by the time you get to the end. It is so deliciously creepy that you’re too scared to read it late at night after darkness falls, but is so utterly addictive you can’t stop turning the pages, even though you’re so on edge you jump at the slightest sound.
This book is more than just a psychological crime thriller, it’s a book that gets under your skin, making you care about these characters and feeling utterly terrified at the thought of what is going to happen next. It tells the story of a grieving husband and father who feels completely out of his depth, trying to do the best he can as he struggles to move forward with his life, not knowing that life is about to throw its most difficult challenge at him yet.
After the devastating loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake, move to the quiet village of Featherbank, hoping to put the past behind them and make a new start. But unknown to Tom, the village has a dark past. Fifteen years ago five young boys were abducted and killed by a serial killer known as ‘The Whisper Man’, a horrifying killing spree that only came to an end when the murderer was finally caught.
As Tom and Jake try to settle into their new home, they have no idea of the secrets held within its walls. But then another boy goes missing. And Jake begins to act strangely, telling his father that he can hear whispering at his window.
What follows is a gripping and heartstoppingly terrifying thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, leaving me feeling breathless with fear. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as the story unfolded, with the tension ratcheting up to breaking point as we raced towards the final denouement.
This is a book you need to read without knowing too much about what’s going to happen and I would hate to give anything away, but suffice to say I was completely blown away by it. It has jumped to the top of my must read books of the year list and is easily one of my favourite thriller reads, not only of 2019, but of all time. A stunning, emotional, heartbreaking and terrifying read that I would highly recommend. Just wow!
The Whisper Man by Alex North is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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great review! l loved this book as well!