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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780718189808
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $37.00
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The Whisper Man




Gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy, this is an outstanding new psychological thriller.

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

He says he hears a whispering at his window . . .

  • Pub date: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780718189808
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $37.00

Praise for The Whisper Man

“Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful”

Mark Billingham

“A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!”

Stuart MacBride

“A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North”

Mick Herron

“A fine, chilling tale. Alex North paints a world that is so believable and at the same time utterly terrifying. The characters are beautifully rendered, and the tenderness of the central relationship between father and son only deepens the sense of terror”

James Oswald

“Deliciously creepy and kept me up long after I'd turned the last page”

Jenny Blackhurst

“Utterly absorbing and intense, so deliciously creepy I think I held my breath for half the book. I couldn't walk away from this affecting story until it was done with me. I loved it”

Angela Clarke


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