The Whisper Man

The Whisper Man

4.05 (94,774 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$16.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks



WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it.
--The New York Times, Editor's Pick

--Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.
--Booklist, Starred Review

--Entertainment Weekly

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...
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 30mm | 318g
  • English
  • 1250318009
  • 9781250318008
  • 171,128

Review quote

"Alex North weaves a stunningly captivating narrative that's a nuanced and grounded exploration of father-son relationships...a master class in genre exploration. An incredible read."
--Joe and Anthony Russo

Early Praise for The Whisper Man:

The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbø's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery.
--Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient affirmation of the power of the father-son relationship...will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.
--Booklist, Starred Review

A terrifying page-turner with the complexities of fatherhood at its core.
--Kirkus Reviews

A powerful and scary story that will haunt readers long after the final page is turned.
--Library Journal

First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller--a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling.
--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling.
--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted.
--C.J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, The Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force.
--Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

The best crime novel of the decade.
--Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of The Defense
show more

About Alex North

Alex North was born in Leeds, England, where he now lives with his wife and son. The Whisper Man was inspired by North's own little boy, who mentioned one day that he was playing with the boy in the floor. Alex North is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.
show more

Rating details

94,774 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 33% (31,219)
4 44% (41,952)
3 18% (17,494)
2 3% (3,242)
1 1% (867)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X