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You'll hear the whispers. And then you'll hear the screams...
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 boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.
He says he hears a whispering at his window...
"Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking" Mark Billingham
"A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart" Stuart MacBride
"Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right" C. J. Tudor
"A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North" Mick Herron This flawless thriller lives long in the memory * Daily Mirror * This flawless thriller will touch your heart and live long in your memory * Daily Express * If you like a touch of Stephen King mixed with British crime, then this is for you . . . this is a spooky read, but also holds its own as a police procedural novel * People's Friend * Deliciously dark and twisty, this is a page-turner from start to finish * Connaught Telegraph * Standout thriller * Daily Express * Hollywood has snapped up this psychological thriller - and no wonder * Sun * As much an exploration of grief and of the father-son bond as it is a nerve-shredder, this is a good choice for Stephen King fans * Meath Chronicle * A debut novel set to disturb and intrigue. Truly chilling * Woman's Own * A debut that will disturb and intrigue in equal measure * Woman * This exceptionally creepy thriller is also a touching portrait of a bereaved father and son learning to depend on each other * Morning Star * Summer Books of 2019 * Barry Forshaw, Financial Times * ALEX NORTH'S tightly plotted crime thriller presses all the right buttons for the genre * Press Association * Extraordinarily well-written, deeply moving . . . The stories are deftly marshalled and interwoven by North with a mastery that would be astonishing were he a debut novelist * Irish Times * [A] superb thriller... Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnervin
The Whisper Man