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…
This book is the first book to have ever creeped me out, spine shivering creepiness! It was written, in the main, in a style I really enjoyed and found very creepy.
There were a couple of things though that let it down a little; the pace dipped in the middle slightly and I struggled sometimes with the different points of view.
The ending wasn’t as satisfying a conclusion as maybe an alternative might have been, but that’s obviously just my opinion…
Overall though, it was a gripping creepy read which I would recommend if you are after a horror murder mystery!