Friday, 14 February 2020

Review: The Whisper Man by Alex North

If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll 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 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.


He says he hears a whispering at his window . . .


 

Review: Ok I really had to distance myself from the hype before starting this book because it really was everywhere and everyone had something to say about it so I would suggest that the best way to go into this book is not to read the synopsis or listen to the reviews, to go in with an open mind ready to hear the story of the whisper man. 

I listened to this book on audio and I really don't think that that is the best way to read a book like this because I wanted to go back and check facts and events to see what future events and actions had been impacted by. I really enjoyed the structure, the fact that we have to have some flashbacks in order to find out what is going on in the present day storyline. I also really enjoyed the setting of this book, I like that fact that we have something set in the north of England that isn't just a Bronte novel!

There are definitely some shocking moments in this book, it is not for the faint-hearted and so this book does come with some care warnings for infant loss and also violence. I do think though, that if you read a lot of thriller or crime novels, this one will seem quite light and tam in comparison. It is a very character driven novel and more about telling you a story than bombarding you with violence and scary bits. 

I thought the plot was structured really well, I was never sure where the next reveal was going to come from or what it was going to be so if you like your thrillers more on the slow burn or mysterious side this one is for you. 

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