Alex North

The Shadow Friend
  • The Shadow Friend

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    If it had happened to you, you would have run away too.

    Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace.

    Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He's never gone back home.

    Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's finally time to stop running.

    It's not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there's someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him. And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck.

    Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder?

    And can anyone stop it happening again?

    Praise for Alex North

    'The best crime novel of the decade' - Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen

    'First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' - A. J. Finn, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

    '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

    'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!' - Stuart MacBride

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 was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and is being published in more than 30 languages.

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