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...
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★★★★ 5 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I am just going to throw it out there right out of the gate... This book freaked me out! I read this while on vacation... probably not my best choice. Reading in a bed that was not my own, turning the pages while silently freaking out over every little unfamiliar sound around me. I kept looking at the door, making sure it was closed all the way.
I have been waiting some time to read a book that I could say hands-down was eerily creepy and scary. This one is definitely it. I read it into the late/early hours of the night/morning. (Again, not my best choice.) I just couldn't stop reading.
North is definitely an author who deserves the praise he is already getting. He can spin a tale that flows and punches you in the gut like few others. And the twists in the book that I didn't see coming... I had it all wrong. I was on the right track, wrong train. Once the pieces I didn't even know needed to fall in place, fell into place, the book got even better.
This book is how all thriller and horror books should be. Creepy. Thrilling. Page-turner. Excellent plot points and follow through. I can't think of enough great things to say about this one.