The Whisper Man

The Whisper Man

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In his debut psychological thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of suspense, as a father and son are 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.
Publisher: New York : Celadon Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250317995
1250317991
Branch Call Number: F NORTH
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 25 cm

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dsw3914
Feb 18, 2020

I thought it was very good. The only downside to me was that there was a little to much supernatural going on i.e, talking to people who were not there. I read it a good bit quicker than I usually get one read. Thankfully, not much navel-gazing which is a real pet peeve of mine.

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Chuy88
Feb 13, 2020

I'll admit, it was difficult to get into at first. As I got through Part 2 of the book into Part 3 I was hooked.
There were definitely a few parts that ran a shiver down my spine and made me un-easy. So Mission accomplished on what the author was trying to do.

My real only complaint about it, was how some repetitive some parts got, and the fact that I was able to predict the ending about halfway through.

Other then that, good read. Definitely recommend.

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chriss_g
Feb 10, 2020

I read it in one day and I cannot tell if that's due to its creativity or lack thereof.

I had a very good idea what was happening about midway through. The 'scary parts' did not translate well in written word but I suspect this would do very well as a movie.

Meh.

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Inner_Typewriter
Feb 06, 2020

This heart stopping suspense novel is absolutely first rate. I couldn't put it down.

JCLHeatherC Feb 02, 2020

Eerie and suspenseful.

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StrangelyExuberant
Jan 07, 2020

This was a deliciously creepy book. It brings to mind the idea of how many of the "monsters" in our world are imaginary and human. It captures parenting, death, and life very well.

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KAREN S HARRIS
Dec 30, 2019

Didn't make it thru first chapter. I found it boring.

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Bluebell608
Dec 08, 2019

I thought it was okay but I will not read any more of this author's books. Trite in many places and too many places that he tries to scare you like so many other books but not much innovative.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 02, 2019

Good, creepy mystery...or is it horror? It would be a spoiler to disclose in a review.

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Newmommy09
Oct 25, 2019

A good chiller, a bit too reminiscent of "Silence of the Lambs" but enjoyable nonetheless. What I liked the most was the relationship between Tom and Jake, Father and Son. The relationship between a man in mourning who is trying the best he can to be a loving, supportive, single father, and a little boy dealing with changes and grief in his own ways. The story was touching in how the characters interact and learn to live with what life has given them.

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Aug 13, 2019

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