Twenty years after five young boys disappeared from the small town of Featherbank, another young boy, 6 year old Neil, is kidnapped and murdered. Could the two cases be related? If so, then who is the so-called "Whisper Man" who was convicted of the crimes and remains in jail? Was he innocent of the heinous crimes? Or, is there a copycat on the loose?
"If you leave a door half open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken... If you're lonely, sad, and blue, the Whisper Man will come for you."
I've seen other reviews call this book "terrifying" so I kept waiting to be scared. But, nope, it never happened. It was definitely creepy (like many other thrillers I've read), but it did not keep me awake at night. The short chapters, however, kept me turning the pages, and the small twists throughout kept me engaged. I also enjoyed the complex father/son relationships portrayed throughout the story. I thought the end was a bit cheesy, but overall, it kept me interested throughout, and I would recommend it for those who want a "lighter" horror story.
Location: Featherbank, England
I received an advance copy of this book from BookishFirst. All opinions are my own.