Blog Tour: The Whisper Man by Alex North

Hey guys! I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in a blog tour for a book that caught my attention right away! With only one more day before the official publication, here are my thoughts on The Whisper Man by Alex North!

Here you can find my review of the book as well as all of its details! What more could you want?!

Synopsis:

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. Exept that now another young boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.

He says he hears a whispering at his window…

Review:

First things first, how creepy is that synopsis?? I’m pleased to announce that this book definitely lives up to the unnerving vibe that it presents here. There were certain parts of this story that chilled me to the bone. If you’re a fan of books centered around creepy killers, unexplained whispers and a general sense of serious unease, then this book is most certainly one for you!

This book follows a variety of perspectives which really helps to keep the reader on their toes. We see main character, Tom, and his son Jake trying to get their lives back on track after the death of his wife by moving to what seems to be a sleepy town. On the flip side, we watch local police try to unearth the mystery surrounding a missing boy in a case that bears striking similarities to the case of The Whisper Man.

I devoured this book so quickly, I genuinely didn’t want to put it down, anxious to find out what happened next. There was so much I loved about this chilling thriller. The characters were all fleshed out and felt real, all having negative attributes or dealing with very human issues such as addiction and grief. My heart broke for Tom and Jake and their complicated but pure relationship. These more typical human traits and experiences really touched base with me, especially recently, and made me feel more deeply for the characters and become increasingly invested in what happened to them. I even found myself nervous for Tom when his potential relationship with Karen seemed to be a bad idea. North expertly writes in different perspectives, making them all individuals and giving them their own voice which really added to my enjoyment of this book. The descriptions of the crimes of Frank Carter weren’t detailed enough to need a trigger warning but the eerie atmosphere created by the vagueness really had my mind working overtime imaging it which really unnerved me. The way this aspect of the story is introduced is so believable that it becomes even more terrifying that something so awful could truly happen on your doorstep. It’s rare for me to be scared of a fictional character but this book really did it for me. I also loved the supernatural aspect of the start of this book. Hearing Jake talk to ‘imaginary friends’ and know things that he shouldn’t really had me wanting to race ahead to find out if he was really psychic. I’ll let you guys figure that one out for yourselves!

As for what I disliked about this book, there’s only one thing. Pete’s ending really got to me. Without giving away to much, he deserved so much better. But that’s probably just me being sentimental!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and loved all of the aspects of North’s writing. From the well written and believeable characters to the expertly created eeries atmosphere surrounding the plot, it was the perfect combination of ingredients for a brilliant book! I am excitedly looking forward to whatever he writes next and will undoubetly be recommending this book to any thriller fans that I encounter.

Rating: 4/5

Release Info:

Hardback published on Thursday 13th June 2019, RRP £12.99

Published by Michael Joseph

You can check out the thoughts of some other wonderful book bloggers on this book throughout the rest of The Whisper Man blog tour!

Are you looking forward to reading this book? I’d love to know your thoughts on it! You can always find me over on Instagram and Twitter if you’d like to discuss this book (or any others that I’ve featured) in more detail 😌

6 thoughts on “Blog Tour: The Whisper Man by Alex North

  1. This sounds super creepy!! I’ll have to give it a look- I’m a sucker for the supernatural crime thrillers, although they do give me sleepless nights afterwards…

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