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Gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy, this is an outstanding new psychological thriller.

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 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 . . .

Reviews

Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful

Mark Billingham

A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!

Stuart MacBride

A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North

Mick Herron

A fine, chilling tale. Alex North paints a world that is so believable and at the same time utterly terrifying. The characters are beautifully rendered, and the tenderness of the central relationship between father and son only deepens the sense of terror

James Oswald

Deliciously creepy and kept me up long after I'd turned the last page

Jenny Blackhurst

Utterly absorbing and intense, so deliciously creepy I think I held my breath for half the book. I couldn't walk away from this affecting story until it was done with me. I loved it

Angela Clarke

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780718189808

    June 18, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241367490

    June 13, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $39.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
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  • The Whisper Man
    Alex North

    EBook

    9781405936019

    June 13, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Jake.

There is so much I want to tell you, but we’ve always found it hard to talk to each other, haven’t we?

So I’ll have to write to you instead.

I remember when Rebecca and I first brought you home from hospital. It was dark and it was snowing, and I’d never driven so carefully in my life. You were two days old and strapped in a carrier in the back seat, Rebecca dozing beside you, and every now and then I’d look in the rear-view mirror to check you were safe.

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