Wooo hooo!!! The weekend has landed!!! And I hope you’re looking for a new read as I’ve got a cracker for you today!!
Big thanks to Jenny Platt of Michael Joseph Books for inviting me on this epic blog tour and for my copy of The Whisper Man.
If you leave the door half open, you will 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 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 young boy has gone missing, stirring up rumours that the original killer was always known to have an accomplice.
And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window…
What Did I Think?
This is a seriously creepy book! Whispers in the night, missing children, and then that rather sinister opening. The scene was totally set for a rather dark and twisted read.
I was thoroughly addicted from beginning to end. I really could not put it down. That little girl with black hair, she gave me a bit of the heebie jeebies and I needed to know who she was.
The writing is subtly descriptive, I pictured the creepy Whisper Man outside the window of Jake’s bedroom in the quaint yet creepy (there’s that word again) cottage. I pictured Tom struggling both with his own grief and connecting with his own son who is also learning to live life without his mum. This brave new world for both of them is littered with obstacles, both real and what appear to be supernatural.
I’d love to know who Alex North is so I can hunt out his other books to read. I’ve probably got some if the truth be known! Whoever he is, this book is definitely worth a read if you want to be unnerved for several hours in the comfort of your own home.
Who Is Alex North?
Alex North is the pseudonym for an anonymous author 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.