Length: 400 Pages
'Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor
'With the movie rights already sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment. Creepy' Daily Mail
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 . . .
'Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking' Mark Billingham
'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted
'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart' Stuart MacBride
'A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North' Mick Herron
Length: 400 Pages
Creepy. With the movie rights sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment
The best crime novel of the decade
Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful.
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
The Whisper Man is going to be huge. Dark enough to chill your blood but so beautifully written you will not be able to put it down. Utterly brilliant.
A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!
Alex North weaves a stunningly captivating narrative that's a nuanced and grounded exploration of father-son relationships. He strikes such a delicate balance that consistently elevates itself, he ultimately provides a master class in genre exploration. An incredible read
Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, the Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force. Assured and compelling, I can't wait to see what Alex North does next
Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right
The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery