The Whisper Man
Score: 4/5 Bookmarks
The Whisper Man by Alex North (narrated by Christopher Eccleston) was both darkly creepy and paced really well. There were no slow parts and the story moved along at the perfect speed.
Try as I might I couldn’t work out who the killer was until the end and I enjoyed both the story and the writing. I will say that if you have young children (as I do) you might find this book a bit much to read. The thought of someone luring away my own daughter is a thought too terrifying to contemplate and this book certainly puts that front and center in your mind.
I read part of the physical book and then listened to the rest on audiobook during a long drive. As much as I love Christopher Eccleston as an actor I didn’t enjoy his reading of this book. It felt very monotone and like he was reading rather than narrating (if that makes sense) without injecting any personality into the characters.
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In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.
After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.
But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.
Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.
And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...