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  • A gripping exploration of father-son relationships with a propulsive plot, The Whisper Man is a true skin-crawler

  • A police procedural with supernatural overtones

    Guardian, Best Crime & Thrillers of the Year
  • Creepy. With the movie rights sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment

    Daily Mail
  • A police procedural with supernatural overtones, this is a true skin-crawler

    Guardian, Best Summer Reads
  • An ultra-creepy tinge of the supernatural, blended with a petrifying threat from all-too-human monsters, conjures truly blood-chilling menace. Built on a tender theme, this flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about

    Sunday Mirror
  • You might think you've read too many of these "next generation serial killer" novels but this is a very good example with strong characters and a palpable sense of sadness behind the scariness

    Sunday Express
  • A painful and moving novel. Ostensibly about the abduction and murder of children, it is also an exploration of fatherhood and its challenges and rewards

    Literary Review Crime Novels of the Year
  • Ostensibly a suspense novel involving the abduction and murder of children, The Whisper Man is also a study of fatherhood. Alex North's writing is impeccable as he spins out his plot . . . At once painful and moving, this story feels both real and important

    Literary Review
  • A creepy, serial killer-inflected thriller

  • More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too


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