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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Whisper Man, by Alex North, read by Christopher Eccleston If you leave the door half open, you will hear the whispers spoken Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake, move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start But Featherbank has a dark past Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as The Whisper Man Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home Except that now another young boy has gone missing, stirring up rumours that the original killer was always known to have an accomplice And then Jake begins acting strangely He says he hears a whispering at his window

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  1. D. Moore D. Moore says:

    It s been a long time since I finished a book in one sitting, much less staying up at night to do so, but THE WHISPER MAN was the book to do it It s creepy, touching and unnerving, wonderfully paced and with some great characters who you really care what happens to them At its heart, it s about relationships, connections and different types of loss, all beautifully wrapped up in a tense, serial killer thriller Now that I ve finished it, I can go to sleep except, of course, I can t

  2. Brenda Davies Brenda Davies says:

    Tom and his young son Jake, move into a sleepy village in search of a new start after the death of Tom s wife But Tom moves into a place called Featherbank and he moves there because his son picked out a strange house from the internet Featherbank has a dark past where, fifteen years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys The killer was finally caught and put behind bars He is known locally as The Whisper Man.Soon after Tom and Jake move into Featherbank, another boy goes missing and the whispers start again.I loved this plot, it had me hooked with the tension and the twists and turns, I couldn t put it down until I knew everything.It is written in the third person point of view, except for Tom who tells the story from first person I guess because he drives the story forward and it works this way.Little Jake, however, stole the show for me This is a brilliant piece of writing from a child s perspective.I also loved DI Pete Willis who caught the original killer at a huge emotional cost to himself.This book is not just a scary, creepy story, it also explores the themes of father son relationships, grief, and loss.A great compelling plot with plenty of cliff hangers and twists and turns.A great read and will make a brilliant film.

  3. Malcolm Woodward Malcolm Woodward says:

    First of all I need to say anyone who has a book published has done very well and all are better than I would be, BUT as a reader of crime novels I have to say this is full of clich s and there is nothing new in the plot line I purchased it after reading the rave reviews and the fact that Mark Billingham who I do rate as a writer said it was great but having read it in two days I was disappointed with the book as a whole and the way everything comes together It was a bit twee for me with a few major jumps I suppose it was a bit like an ITV drama with lots of coincidences and an ending that suits the masses If you buy it in Sainsbury s it is only 6.00 so worth a read but not one for me I am afraid.

  4. A Hunter A Hunter says:

    This novel is getting lots of rave reviews, so I was excited to read it.In truth it moves at a cracking pace, and the split narrative works better than in some other novels I ve read of late.Sadly, there s a but There really is no cliche left unturned, the identity of the killer isn t the revelation the author thinks it is and, as is the case in so many crime novels, there are some truly ludicrous coincidences that simply don t hang together.All in all a curate s egg.

  5. Caroline Caroline says:

    This plot line of murderer in prison and a copy cat killer has been done to death recentlyNone compare to Sharon Bolton s craftsman Whatever happened to originality

  6. Sarah-Lou Sarah-Lou says:

    An easy five star review for this book, from me It is unsettling, scary, well thought out, believable and sad.Widower, Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake, move to the village of Featherbank after the loss of Tom s wife, Rebecca Although Tom tries his best as a dad and loves his son to bits, the two argue and he worries he is not the best dad he could be Fifteen years ago, Featherbank was the place five young boys of around Jake s age were abducted and murdered, but the killer, named by the press at the time as The Whisper Man, was caught and imprisoned It is once again a safe place to live and a place where Tom and Jake can build their future and comes to terms with Rebecca s death That is until a young boy goes missing, followed by Jake starting to act strangely.Jakes begins reciting a poem about The Whisper Man and talks about the boy in the floor Tom can hear his son whispering to seemingly no one.This book genuinely makes your heart pound The relationship between Jake and Tom is so well written and Tom s struggle to be both parents, and by his own admission, failing is well observed, as is Jake s grief We get to see the efforts of the police to track down the killer and hear the history of the previous crimes.Probable the most gripping read so far this year.

  7. Jadis Jadis says:

    It took me a long time to engage with this book It had been recommended by friends, though, who really enjoyed it, so I persevered The second half was much better than the first There were several surprises, it moved much quickly I would give the first half of this book two and the second half four, so make of that what you will.

  8. Eva Eva says:

    Gripping and compelling Absolutely Creepy and chilling Yes Addictive and clever Totally It is all that and so much because there is a level of depth to The Whisper Man that you don t always find in crime fiction thrillers and that s what makes it stand out already This story isn t just about missing children and a serial killer There are multi layered and complex characters that struggle with a variety of issues, who pulled me in right from the beginning and didn t let go Cleverly plotted and brilliantly written, I was hooked from the very first page, flipping the pages faster and faster, utterly absorbed by the suspense and mystery.It made my skin crawl, it s sometimes heartbreaking, it s dark and twisty and just mind blowingly fabulous I m not all surprised to learn that movie rights have already been sold It could quite possibly indeed be the crime thriller of the year It undoubtedly deserves to be.

  9. A Discerning Buyer A Discerning Buyer says:

    4.5 Stars After a long long time, I finally read a truly terrifying book It didn t help that I finished it at 2am at night when every little noise sounded like the footsteps of a serial killer But that s how engrossing the book is you will race through it, and towards the end, you will not be able to put it down till you ve finished it The story revolves around Tom Kennedy, recently widowed, and his 6 year old boy, Jake After the tragic death of his wife, Tom wants to make a fresh start with Jake, in a new town He purchases a house in the village of Featherbank Alas, the peace and tranquility that Tom seeks is not to be a small child goes missing, and the police are on the hunt for the kidnapper Featherbank houses a notorious serial killer in it s prison, who has killed 5 children in the village 20 years ago It appears that he has nothing to do with the recent kidnapping, but how does he know so much about the case Some of things I liked about the book 1 Jake suffers great emotional stress when he loses his mother, and retreats into his shell The author describes the sadness of the child with great sensitivity Jake has various coping mechanisms, and most unfortunately doesn t involve his bewildered father2 the father son relationship, often a very difficult one, is beautifully recounted And yes, the mother son relationship in the book will break your heart3 the element of fear pervades the book, and the author sustains the terror throughout at a tense, taut level The last book that terrified me so much was Stillwater Lake4 the story has been carefully plotted, and I closed the book with a sense of satisfaction, since all the loose ends had been tied up.So, dear reader, if you like scary movies and scary books, you will definitely enjoy The Whisper Man Just don t read the final chapters in the dead of the night, like I did Don t forget to click the helpful button if you liked my review

  10. Gwendy P. Gwendy P. says:

    I am in the minority with this one I found the plot pretty much followed the template of a zillion other stories of this genre and found it average at best No big twists or reveals, and the few surprises didn t WOW me The storytelling itself I found pretty flat I didn t find it suspenseful or ominous I didn t feel frightened nor did I getting a feeling of dread The villain fit the stereotype of most crime stories and the ending was anti climactic The Whisper Man was a cipher, click bait promising some mythical monster but the story didn t deliver The whispering itself certainly never gave me any shivers mostly I was told of the whisper man, rather than shown Very disappointing Wouldn t recommend it.

  11. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This is a creepy, atmospheric story about a serial killing stalking young boys It is certainly eerie and chilling, but my primary emotional reaction was one of overwhelming sadness This is a story of fathers and sons and their difficulty in connecting by words and actions There is a lack of acknowledgement that they may be alike than they care to admit It explores how a fathers unconditional love or the lack of love and nurturing may manifest itself in their sons.The characters are splendidly written, especially the dynamics between Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake I was also invested in the depressed DI, Pet Willis, who has had a struggle with alcoholism in the past, and now battles to resist drinking again He is haunted by the loss of his family Tom Kennedy and his seven year old son, Jake, are in a dark place emotionally, still mourning the sudden death of their beloved wife and mother Led by their shock and grief, they hope for a new start by moving to the town of Featherstone Jake is enraptured by an ugly, spooky house, so his father in striving to make the boy happy decides to buy it Jake is an introverted, bright, creative boy who has trouble making friends at school He talks to imaginary friends In particular, there is a young girl who offers advice and warns him about the Whisper Man No one can see her but Jake, and this enters a touch of the supernatural into the story Her presence can be explained by rational means as the manifestation by a lonely little boy, but is something stranger happening Twenty years ago, a serial killer murdered five young boys The body of one of them was never recovered What the boys had in common, according to local legend, was that they were all lured from their homes by a man whispering outside their windows at night Frank Carter, the Whisper Man, was apprehended by D.I Pete Willis, and has been incarcerated ever since Carter enjoys his notoriety Pete reluctantly visits him in prison trying to get his admission to where he buried the body of the one boy which was never recovered.These visits have been a game to the prisoner who taunts the detective Now, twenty years later, another boy has been abducted D.I Amanda Beck is in charge of the case She enlists the help of Pete hoping to rescue the boy This boy also heard whispers prior to being stolen Pete feels that Carter must have had an associate or that a copycat is around To Tom s horror, he witnesses Jake whispering with a presence outside the door Later he finds him talking to a boy under the Floor Jake has been unhappy at school and feels his father no longer loves him, despite Tom s reassurances Tom has difficulty understanding Jake and connecting with him, reinforcing his feelings of failure as a father There is a weird, pompous man prowling around He collects memorabilia associated with serial killers As the danger and creepiness escalate, Pete is drawn into a situation which has developed at Tom s home Tom acts cold and bitter towards the detective, but Jake likes and admires him Pete is disturbed that the Whisper Man in prison, has too much information about what is presently happening in town regarding the present crime.The tension and suspense escalated to alarming levels pervading the story with a sense of dread Some events involving Jake are given a believable explanation, but hints remain that elements of the supernatural can t be ruled out.This is a frightening story which is very much character driven Recommended.

  12. Sameer Chandra Sameer Chandra says:

    I still cannot believe that this is Alex North s debut book The Whisper Man exceeded my expectations and it is now one of the best books I ve read this year b The story starts with Tom Kennedy, a grieving author whose wife was murdered during a random break in Tom becomes the sole caretaker of his son Jake and looks to start his life all over again in another town called Featherbank Jake, who still isn t over his mother s death finds solace in a little girl who now becomes his imaginary best friend Featherbank is known for The Whisper Man, a serial killer who targets children and does unspeakable things to them.20 years after the Whisper Man is caught, another abduction takes place in Featherbank which forces DI Pete Willis, who caught the original Whisper Man to jump back into the scene What unfolds from there is what The Whisper Man is all about.The writing is amazing I still can t accept the fact that this is Alex North s debut novel The author does a really good job of sketching his characters Tom is a struggling author and father who makes mistakes while parenting his son He struggles with the loss of his wife and at the same time wants to do the best for his son On the other hand, DI Pete Willis is still struggling to come to terms with the loss of one child on his watch and almost gives in to alcohol, a vice he has quit a long time ago All of this makes for some compelling characters and every chapter made me want to read .I would recommend this book to fans of Crime Thrillers.

  13. Janet Cousineau - London, ON Janet Cousineau - London, ON says:

    From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.In this 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 rumours that he prey ed 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 windowThis is one seriously spooky book don t read it during a wind storm, for sure as I certainly kept hearing things It is wonderfully crafted and suspenseful and the characters were well fleshed out and interesting If you like thrillers and spooky books, read this one just don t expect to go to sleep afterwards without ear plugs so you don t hear whisperingAs always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of Instagram and Twitter so let s give it