THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, RICHARD & JUDY PICK & GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR, LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD
The gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages all night long . . .
'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
If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . .
Fifteen years ago, a serial killer known only as 'The Whisper Man' wreaked havoc on the sleepy village of Featherbank.
But with the killer behind bars, the village is now a safe haven for Tom and his young son Jake to make a fresh start.
Until another boy goes missing. It feels like history is repeating itself.
Could the killer still be out there - and can Tom protect his son from becoming the next victim?
'THE BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE DECADE' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted
'A true skin-crawler' Guardian
'Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man
'This flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about' Sunday Mirror
'More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too' Heat
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