The Whisper Man by Alex North
This book is one of my favorite thrillers I read this year! I’m so grateful to NetGalley and Celadon Books https://celadonbooks.com/ for my copy because I loved this one. What really stood out for me and made me love this so much is the relationship between Tom and his son, Jake. Many thrillers are simply unreliable narrators filled with one twist after another without much in the way of character development. This book is different. It’s a story of fathers and sons within an eerie, creepy mystery about a serial killer that terrorized a small town.
This book is everything a thriller should be. I don’t want to say anything else that would give away any more details. I will say one other thing: READ THIS BOOK!
Summary from the book: 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…