Length: 400 Pages
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'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: 400 Pages
A gripping exploration of father-son relationships with a propulsive plot, The Whisper Man is a true skin-crawler
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
A police procedural with supernatural overtones, this is a true skin-crawler
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.
Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right
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