‘The Whisper Man’ by Alex North

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Following the death of his wife, Tom Kennedy has moved to the small town of Featherbank with his young son Jake in an attempt for them both to heal. Unfortunately their arrival coincides with the disappearance of a young boy and a crime which bears all the hallmarks of incarcerated serial killer Frank Carter who wreaked terror on the town two decades earlier.

The Whisper Man is one of the best thrillers I have read in years. It is in equal parts gripping and truly terrifying. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and remain haunted by certain moments of the book.

The plot has so many twists and turns that even though there are a few moments I saw coming a mile off, there were still plenty of others which knocked me sideways. It also gets very dark indeed in places, I was genuinely shocked by where the story went. I certainly have no plans to move to Featherbank anytime soon!

I particularly enjoyed the way the first person narration switches from character to character between chapters. It really enhances the storytelling, especially in a book like this where nobody has a complete picture of what is going on, not even the reader.

If you can hold your nerve then I highly recommend adding The Whisper Man to your reading stack.

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