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Book Review: The Whisper Man by Alex North (58/50)

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(From Goodreads)

In this psychological thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of suspense, as a father and son are 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…


I picked up this book for the #notyomamasbookclub on Instagram (not a Mom, but I’m hoping that’s ok). And, surprise surprise, this book also came in with the Sweet Reads Halloween Limited Edition box! Ok, enough of the backstory, let’s get to the review!

The creepy factor on bookstagram? I don’t know, I think it was definitely overhyped. Yeah sure, there are some strange moments, but I wasn’t terrified (and trust me, I get easily scared). So the bookstagram raves can’t all be trusted!

The plot itself though is to die for! I loved the characters, the crime, the investigation. It was so good, and kept me reading for sure. I had so many guesses along the way as to what would happen, and even though I was usually wrong, I was happy with every outcome. I really loved the different perspectives in each chapter, and the ending was actually well done, it didn’t end as quickly or abruptly as other novels do, yay! It’s about time I read a book with a great ending!

A good, October read if you’re into thrillers for this month! A good book regardless, so read it anytime of the year!

Final Grade

I want to give this book two ratings, because the hype did kind of leave me disappointed. So if bookstagram hadn’t influenced me, I would’ve given this a 4.5/5, but if I take bookstagram into account, this would definitely be a 3.5/5.

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