Length: 416 Pages
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The gripping thriller that will give you chills this winter . . .
'THE BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE DECADE' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted
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 . . .
'A true skin-crawler' Guardian, BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER
'This flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about' Sunday Mirror
'An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris' 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
'More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too' Heat
Length: 416 Pages
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
Creepy. With the movie rights sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment
A police procedural with supernatural overtones, this is a true skin-crawler
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
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
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
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
A creepy, serial killer-inflected thriller
More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too