I just finished reading this fantastic psychological thriller and I am absolutely in love with it! I am a huge fan of reading about Serial Killers, watching the tv show Criminal Minds, and the book series Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson. I have to say, The Whisper Man by Alex North is right up there with those things for me. The Whisper Man exceeded my expectations for a story about crime fiction with serial killers. I definitely give this book a 5/5 star rating!!
A father and son are caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. Until Frank Carter was caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man” because he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night. Tom Kennedy and his son Jake have just settled into this new small town for a fresh start after the passing of Rebecca, wife and mother. A boy in the town has just vanished, and the circumstances are quite unsettling as they highly resemble Frank Carter’s crimes. Then, Jake starts hearing whispering at his window…..
This book definitely had the creep factor turned on high! I would lay in bed reading it at night and I just couldn’t do it for long without having a light on. I swear I’m not a chicken!! The writing was phenomenal and everything flowed so well. I enjoyed that a few of the chapters were written in Jake’s perspective as you got more invested in the story. Starting out I would get a little confused between Tom and Pete’s narrations, but soon settled into being able to easily differentiate between the two. I felt that The Whisper Man was a very well thought out, well structured psychological thriller. To me, anytime children are involved, and the slightly supernatural elements are used, it’s hard not to have that feeling of fear that feeds to the reader. I also felt that the familial connection and resolution of past issues between Pete and Tom added something extra to the book. A happiness among all the dark and scary.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good Psychological Thriller, or likes reading about serial killers (real or fake), as this book truly will not disappoint! Keep an eye out for The Whisper Man by Alex North as it releases in August 2019. Thank you Celadon Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this ARC, it was truly a pleasure! Thank you to Alex North for writing such an amazing book, it was truly a wild adventure.