The Half Burnt House

The Half Burnt House



The spine-tingling new thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick THE WHISPER MAN


It begins with the house – and a body:
Alan Hobbes stabbed to death in his own bed.

For years, he’s lived as a recluse in the remains of a
derelict mansion that once belonged to a serial killer.

The police have a suspect: Christopher Shaw,
observed on the premises on the night of the murder.

Katie Shaw hasn’t seen her brother Chris in two years.
All her life, she’s tried to look out for him.
Even when he made it so hard.

But now he’s bound up in the secrets of this dark house.
To save Chris, dare she follow him inside . . .


‘North handles the complicated plot with skill while bringing his troubled characters to life amid the horror’ Observer

'Alex North at his best - a writer who can terrify you on one page and break your heart on the next' STEVE CAVANAGH

'One of those books that made me wish I'd written it. North wields suspense like a blade. Breath-taking and terrifying' HELEN FIELDS

'Dark, gripping, and twisty' CLARIE MCGOWAN

'Endlessly intriguing' NEW YORK TIMES


  • The Half Burnt House is Alex North at his best - a writer who can terrify you on one page and break your heart on the next
    Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen

About the author

Alex North

Alex North was born in Leeds, where he now lives with his wife and son. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and prior to becoming a writer he worked there in their sociology department. The Whisper Man was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and is being published in more than 30 languages.
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