The whisper man

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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 fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. 15 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.

Format
Paperback
Published
13/06/2019
ISBN
9780718189808
Publisher
MICHAEL JOSEPH
Weight
519kg

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A gripping exploration of father-son relationships with a propulsive plot, The Whisper Man is a true skin-crawler Guardian Creepy. With the movie rights sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment Daily Mail The best crime novel of the decade Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful. Mark Billingham 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. J. Finn, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window A police procedural with supernatural overtones, this is a true skin-crawler Guardian, Best Summer Reads 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. Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me, Bad Me Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man 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 Sunday Mirror 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 Sunday Express A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write ! Stuart MacBride Compelling, creepy and beautifully written, The Whisper Man will stay with you long after the last page is turned - and make you double-check all your doors and windows are locked at night T. M. Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday The Whisper Man is the most stunning thriller you will read this year, examining the relationships between fathers and sons, loss, betrayal, abduction and murder. It is a story that will unravel the reader as the plot itself unravels, leaving us winded, choking, gasping for air and wrung out, while disturbing, entertaining and enthralling us at the same time. Liz Nugent 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 Sarah Pinborough 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 Literary Review 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 Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the Avengers franchise 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 Alex Michaelides, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Silent Patient A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North. Mick Herron Fantastic. He writes beautifully, with a powerful understanding of the effects of loss and damage on the human psyche and a style that sweeps you into its grip and never lets go. I'm totally sold on Alex North Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls

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