“If you leave a door half open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken; if you play outside alone, soon you won’t be coming home; if your window’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass; if you’re lonely, sad, and blue, the Whisper Man will come for you.”
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Review of The Whisper Man by Alex North:
A disturbing story about a serial kidnapper and killer. Frank Carter, also known as The Whisper Man, is notorious for luring his victims out by whispering to them through their windows at night.
DI Pete Willis solves the crimes and arrests Frank Carter, helping to put him away for life. Still haunted by the crimes 20-years later, another young boy goes missing and the crime is eerily similar to The Whisper Man’s. Is there a copycat? Is Frank Carter puppeteering someone on the outside?
Tom Kennedy and his son Jake move to a new town to start over. But then Jake starts talking to someone who isn’t there and hearing whispers at his window. Will he leave a door half open?
This novel was so hauntingly good. Just the thought of someone whispering in my window at night is enough to creep me out. With a hint of The Silence of the Lambs, this novel just breathes “disturbing.” It had so many twists that I did not see coming and they all came together making a satisfying end to the story. An unsettling and hair-raising novel, it is the perfect pick for anyone who enjoys crime fiction and thrillers.