Alex North

The Whisper Man
  • The Whisper Man

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' Mark Billingham

    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 . . .
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    'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted

    'A true skin-crawler' Guardian, Best Summer Reads

    'With the movie rights already sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment. Creepy' Daily Mail

    'This flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about' Sunday Mirror

    'A seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

    'Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

    'As creepy and twisty as the early Thomas Harris novels . . . An extraordinarily well-written, deeply moving, multi-generational saga' Irish Times

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.