Book Review | The Whisper Man by Alex North


Title: The Whisper Man

Author: Alex North

Publisher: Penguin UK

Release Date: 13th June 2019

Source: Own Copy

Buy: Amazon UK
“If you leave a door half open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken.
If you play outside alone, soon you won’t be going home.
If your window’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass.
If you’re lonely, sad, and blue, the Whisper Man will come for you.”
Fifteen years ago, a serial killer known only as 'The Whisper Man' wreaked havoc on the sleepy village of Featherbank.

But with the killer behind bars, the village is now a safe haven for Tom and his young son Jake to make a fresh start.

Until another boy goes missing. It feels like history is repeating itself.

Could the killer still be out there - and can Tom protect his son from becoming the next victim?


Fifteen years ago The Whisper Man terrorised the sleepy village of Featherbank, his victims, young boys with their whole lives ahead of them snuffed out in their prime. Their last remaining days and hours on Earth filled with terror. The Whisper Man is behind bars, his “legacy” gets him notoriety and attention from unsavoury fans.

Fifteen years later a young boy goes missing in Featherbank, the MO seems exactly the same as The Whisper Man but he is still locked up, does he have a copy and is he is going to stop at just one child?

Tom Kennedy mourns the loss of his wife Rebecca, taken away too soon he has been left alone to look after their young son Jake. A sensitive boy, his father frets that he isn’t doing enough to make sure he is happy, but he know life does go on no matter how hard that may be so they move house and try and settle into their new way of life. Jake loves to draw and he has an imaginary friend who he has great conversations with. He has also drawn the attention of a new friend, one who likes to whisper to him from outside.

DI Amanda Beck is on the case of the missing boy, she enlists the help of veteran DI Peter Willis, the man who put the Whisper Man behind bars all those years ago.  They hope that they can find the missing boy before he turns up dead and before the perpetrator takes any more victims.

This was a good book, a really good book. I can see a BBC or Netflix adaptation in the works, I enjoyed it that much.  Quite frankly, it was creepy as you know what.  Chills, that’s what it gave me, chills.  The thought of someone creeping about outside my house trying to lure one of my daughters just makes me sick.  But I can’t recommend it enough, it was a compelling read, one to read on a dark night for extra chills!

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15 comments

  1. The covers are even creepy as you know what! I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

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  2. Not one to reading after dark then, thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  3. I've heard such good things about this one! I really want to read it. :)

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  4. I like the sound of this one! I'd be creeped out if someone was trying to lure my child out, too!

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  5. This sounds so good and I've read nothing but rave reviews about it. I'm sure I'll get to it someday, but I may wait until the summer months when it's light out until close to 10pm. I have a feeling that I'd be too spooked if I read it at night during the dark, winter months!! Thinking about reading scary books reminds me of when I read Stephen King's masterpiece, The Shining. It was summer, so I read it in broad daylight on the beach when I was in high school. I was far too afraid to read it at home! :)

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    1. I actually wished I’d kept this for just now when the nights are darker! I did the same during the summer, I had a couple of scary books which I read outside in the sun, it diffused the scariness!

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  6. Sufficiently creepy for the season!

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  7. I like the sound of this book. I think a copy lurks somewhere on my e-reader!

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  8. This is on my TBR, so I am happy to hear you loved it! Thanks for sharing your review. 👏👏👏✨

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