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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Whisper Man by Alex North! Thanks so much to Jenny for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
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 much-needed 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 boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.
If you leave a door half open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken...
I absolutely had to start my review with the rhyme because for me, the rhyme itself tells you everything you need to know about what to expect from The Whisper Man. It’s creepy and haunting but also very intriguing and you won’t be able to get it out of your head!
This book had me completely mesmerised the whole way through and the tension was palpable the entire time, gradually increasing even when I thought I couldn’t be any closer to the edge of my seat without falling off!
I loved the extra layers to the story, such as the exploration of grief and loss, as well as father-son relationships. The way these more emotional elements are balanced alongside the sinister and spine-chilling side of the plot so effortlessly, was essential for me in making The Whisper Man the well-rounded and accomplished novel that it is.
I found myself never wanting to put the book down, and when I did have to, all I could think about was reading it again. It truly is an unforgettable read, don’t be surprised if you see this book in my list of favourite books of the year for 2019!
Overall I’m giving The Whisper Man 5 out of 5 and adding it to my five star favourites shelf! It’s chilling, powerful and absolutely masterfully written. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, but a word of warning if you decide to give it a try... you won’t leave your doors unlocked ever again!
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Alex North was born in Leeds, where he now lives with his wife and son. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and prior to becoming a writer he worked there in their sociology department.
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