“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 windows left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass.
If you’re lonely, sad, and blue, the Whisper Man will come for you.”
― Alex North, The Whisper Man
This was one of my top thrillers for 2019 so far! It is engaging, dark, a little eerie and had me turning pages as fast as I could read. Not often do I stay up late at night reading a thriller but this one I just couldn’t put down.
The Whisper Man, Frank Carter, is a serial killer locked away in prison for kidnapping and murdering five children twenty years ago. So how does a boy turn up missing and dead under the exact same circumstances? Is there a copycat on the loose? Is Frank pulling strings and murdering from prison?
As Tom and Jake, father and son, move to Featherbrook, for a fresh start after Rebecca’s death, Jake begins to hear “the whispers.” This is where Alex North begins to take his readers on and exhilarating ride full of tension, angst, and nail biting scenes. Soon Tom and Pete, the local police officer, are engrossed in finding the trail of The Whisper Man and where it leads.
This book was more of a murder/mystery to me than a creepy thriller but the small town setting, relationships between the characters, and the goosebumps I had here and there definitely checked all the boxes for me!