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Whisper Man
Whisper Man | Alex North
"The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery."--Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent PatientIn this dark, suspenseful 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...
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Jhullie
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A brilliant story with a slightly paranormal twist which I loved. I enjoy books involving moving to new towns and starting over, and this one was exceptional. The old crimes restarting 20 years later aspect was intriguing and I enjoyed how the whole story unraveled to its riveting conclusion. A great new author (for me) to watch.

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Gstangelo
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Both thrilling and suspenseful. I felt like we needed a better explanation for Frank‘s motive.

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suvata
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• TBR since September 3, 2019

#StoryGraph: fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced
368 pages | first published 2019

Publisher‘s Description:

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.

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Bec_lectic
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This was a perfect book for the Halloween season! It was a subtle thriller which I liked and was not over the top. After a local boy goes missing is new resident Tom Kennedys son the latest target? I just really liked the slow build to the climax and truly was creeped out in parts. Definitely recommend 🤩

SamAnne I‘ve been trying to get to this one for two Halloweens in a row! Maybe next month…. (edited) 3mo
Bec_lectic @SamAnne that is so frustrating especially when the book is almost 3 years old! 3mo
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MissKane
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Alex North does it again! All I can say is wow, what a ride!

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parasolofdoom
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100% picked up because Christopher Eccleston narrates the audiobook. Halfway through, enjoying the slow burn so far

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andrew61
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Finishing off my holiday reading stack with this very enjoyable chiller/crime novel. As a young boy goes missing it mirrors crime committed 20 yrs earlier whose perpetrator is in prison. The connection brings the original detective back into the investigation while at the same time a widowed father and son move into the local creepy house and strange things start occurring. Really well told story which kept me guessing to the end .

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MegCaldwell
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Wow this is not one I would normally pick myself but my partner and I needed a listen for our 25 hour road trip. This was a mystery but also a story about father/son relationships. I really enjoyed it.

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Kristelh
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#bookspin5 Main Street
#doublespin20 Whisper Man
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!! 8mo
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DavidDiamond
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All the stars!
It's a shame it took me 3 years to finally get around to reading this page turner, but I'm just glad I finally did!
A story that examines the relationship between fathers and sons....oh, and serial killers.
There were moments that were truly frightening where I found myself holding my breath! And yet, there were moments that were extremely poignant that had me drying my tears.
A must read!

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erickahhh
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This was my first Alex North book and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout. There were parts in the plot that made me say “oh come on!?,“ but those were few and far between.

I don't want to say too much out of fear of giving away some of the story. If you like creepy mysteries, you will likely like this!

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puzzledbooks
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Yesterday was #IndependentBookstoreDay and I ended up in Asheville, NC for my Subaru‘s servicing and decided to hit up Mr K‘s Used Books and ended up with a wonderful haul! 📚

Nute Some wonderful books found that day. Happy reading!🙂 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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This was a good one! A fast ride, sufficiently creepy and just a well-done thriller. Loved all of the different POVs and how it kept me guessing and very invested.

Side note: I‘ve had my BOTM copy on my shelf for a couple of years, but 100% listened to the audio instead because it‘s read by the 9th Doctor.😘

My #MurderMystery for #Booked2022.

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vivastory I really like this one! Have you read his other? 9mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory yes, I also liked The Shadows! 9mo
vivastory I hope he releases another one in the next couple of years 🤞 9mo
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Kayla8
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You know that feeling when you‘re reading and you get so lost in the story that you forgot you were reading a book? The mental imagery projected so clearly in your minds eye that when you take a break and look up you‘ve forgotten you exist in this reality?

This is that book.

Full GoodReads Review ⤵️
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41940236

#mystery #thriller #crime #serialkiller

marleed Your photo! 1y
Cathythoughts Yes! Amazing picture 1y
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Julsmarshall
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Spooky, well written thriller that kept me reading and was definitely more creepy than horror. Great read for this time of year, I recommend if you are looking for a layered, intense read and don‘t mind children as the victims. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

BoleyBooks I really enjoyed this one! 😊 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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Ooh! This is a good one! Well crafted with little twists along the way, this novel keeps the reader guessing to the end. It's a look at how we deal with trauma and loss and how we listen to others (or not). It's also about the things that haunt us and how sometimes the difference between "real" and "imaginary" isn't all that clear (and maybe doesn't even matter).

ImperfectCJ It could go either way, but I'm calling it a theme read, 5 hrs, 3 readathons = 165 pts for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon #littenlisten #bookspinbingo #screamathon 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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I've read a bunch of putatively scary books this month, but this is the first that's made me jump when my family members enter the room behind me. What a delicious feeling, both wanting to and being afraid to continue reading!

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Julsmarshall
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I may be reading #spooky for October but here in Texas, it is still poolside. Got in a good swim and now reading for my reward.

Bookzombie Yes, still so hot! 1y
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #thewhisperman #AlexNorth #bookbeast #bookjoy #creepyread
What are you reading? 😊

EvieBee I‘m too scared to read this! Currently reading this and enjoying. 1y
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Bookworm04
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Bubble bath and kindle let‘s see how far can get with this read not long left to complete it

Bookworm04 31 pages so far 281/370 1y
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TheDaysGoBy
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This was a rec from one of my coworkers. It was good! I liked the story and the characters. At the beginning I was afraid it was going to spook me too much, but it honestly didn‘t. That doesn‘t detract from the story though - definitely satisfied my true crime interest. It was a pretty easy, enjoyable read

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
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TheDaysGoBy
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The weather is nice today. Mid 70s with sunny skies. Actually a touch cold for my taste. I‘ll be happier when it warms up to the mid-80s towards the end of the week

#litsysummercamp @ImperfectCJ

ImperfectCJ It's nice to have slightly warmer temps to look forward to. Looks like a nice spot to enjoy camp, though! 1y
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apoisedquill
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This book reminded me of the reason why I love crime fiction: the thrill. The pacing was great, and I was at the edge of my seat all the time I was reading it.There was even a night where my anxiety kicked in and I had to put this book down for a while because it was beginning to 'feed' it. 😅

North is definitely someone to watch out for! 🧐

#thewhisperman #alexnorth #crimefiction #goodreads

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you are enjoying it here. 1y
apoisedquill @DebinHawaii Thank you! Yes I am! 1y
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Bookworm04
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Something new to try

Traci1 I liked this one. It wasn't what I expected, but it was enjoyable. 2y
Bookworm04 I had it ages i use kindle kids as it times and pages counts. Managed to read 4 kindle books and a 300pg paperback in 2 weeks :). Yeh like so far not usual read. But thought try it was 99p at time when it was newest craze think round time of bird box think 2y
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Skyrimir
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Ever been glad you stuck with a book? This one had a slow start, but man, I‘ve been glued to it once it got going. Very creepy.

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Skyrimir
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Whenever I go to the hardware store I always grab a few paint samples to use as bookmarks. #sorrynotsorry

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keithlafo
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About as propulsive a page-turner as you can get. Alex North‘s thriller manages to elevate the standard serial killer thriller format with some truly horrifying imagery and tender character work. A really great read. #thriller

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simplycourtney
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I have nothing to post 😂 so here‘s a pretty pic. I did finish one book this week so I guess that‘s an accomplishment 😂.



#bookstagram #booklover #bookstagrammer #booknerd #booknerdigan #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readersgonnaread #readingtime #whisperman #stephenking #johnboynebooks

BookishMarginalia Which book did you finish? 2y
simplycourtney @BookishMarginalia I finished the arrangement by Kiersten Modglin. I believe it comes out on the 30th of this month. 2y
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Roxanareads
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Loving the audio version!

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keithlafo
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Spooky books and morning coffee. #horror #thriller

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JackOBotts
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#LMPBC #GroupW Round 12
Very excited to join for another round (it‘s been a while). 🤗 I‘ll tag the titles in the comments, but have y‘all read any of these?

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BookwormAHN I have read all of them. I don't mind a reread, I'd like to add. The Sanatorium was okay but the other 3 were excellent. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I just read the Sanatorium this round. The Chalk Man sounds good to me. Amy other ideas since @BookwormAHN has read these? 2y
JackOBotts Okie dokie - excited that I have some good read for a later date in my hands! How about 2y
BookwormAHN Silence for The Dead Sounds good. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Silence for the Dead sounds really good. I could also do a reread of Final Girls. 2y
Reggie How funny, I haven‘t read any of the ones in the pick but I have read Final Girls. I vote for Silence of the Dead. 2y
JackOBotts LOL - silence for the dead is the winner! 2y
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RyanMHoward
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Last month, I read The Whisper Man by Alex North—and holy smokes, this was a thrill ride. Might just be my favorite title my eyes have consumed this year, so far.

Father and young son seek a fresh start in a small town, but instead are swept up in the town‘s dark past—a past scarred by a serial killer.

I love scary stories.
I do not scare easily.
This book scared me.

This twisted tale gets 5/5 butterflies.
🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
#ShortReview #AlexNorth

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bookishprofessor
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Finally getting around to this book that my kids gave me for Mother‘s Day! I‘m about halfway through, and it‘s so spooky (which I love)!

Crazeedi I picked this up at a library book sale this weekend 2y
bookishprofessor @Crazeedi you‘ll have to let me know what you think! 2y
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Christeen1217
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A drunk cop, a loving father, and a 5-year-old live in a city where a whispering murderer is killing kids. This book had it all! Murder, mystery, ghosts, and even butterflies. The plot had me reading straight through (not only because I was avoiding nightmares) but because I HAD TO KNOW, " Who done it?!" Tom had me wishing that every father cared this much about their child. ❤ Gotta love Jake! I was very pleased with the ending. 1/2/21-1/3/21

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Andrea4
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Devoured this one pretty quickly- a very good, creepy suspense with some twists that make you realise the book isn't really about the abductions and murders at all.
I love the "sensitive" nature of Jake-the blurring of "reality" and the "supernatural".
There is something about a father and his boy that will always break and mend my heart....

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H_SQUARED
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LOVING this!

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Hilary427
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A good thriller, with a few unexpected twists. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but I enjoyed it overall.
⭐️: 3.5/5

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Laughterhp
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Full disclosure, I only listened to this one because it was read by Christopher Eccleston (while not my favorite doctor, he is still in Doctor Who) 💚.

The narration was a bit stiff and there was no difference between characters/voices. It took me a minute to figure out whose perspective I was getting.

The mystery itself was good and I didn‘t see those twists coming. It was just the right amount of creepy.

#Booked2021 - Hear/Here - audio

Laughterhp I didn‘t keep track of my hours, maybe 3-4 🤷🏻‍♀️ #20in4 Readathon @Andrew65 2y
MidnightBookGirl Oooh, he was my first Doctor so I have a soft spot for him. 2y
Andrew65 One I keep meaning to read. 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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A definite pick. I liked this better than his most recent one, The Shadows. There was definitely a creep factor here and a few twisty turns. The book kept me interested throughout. This is the one where I kept hearing Hannibal Lecter‘s voice in one of the characters. A Strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tattooedteacher
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1. Yes. 2 My mother and aunts read. We share books and my mom and I buddy read a book a month. 3. Live in the Time of Cholera. Please considered yourself tagged. Thanks for the tag

Buechersuechtling Thanks for joining in. 🙂 You‘re quite right. “Love in Times of Cholera” and also “100 years of Solitude” are two examples of that kind of classics I referred to. I am reluctant to pick them up (maybe, because when I researched about them on Wikipedia sounded aloof) but I‘d surely give them a try as audiobooks. 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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When this character, Carter, speaks I hear Hannibal Lecter‘s voice. Makes it a tad more creepy.

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Tattooedteacher
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Winding down the evening with a delicious cup of tea from @CuriousG and a good book. Thank you for this relaxing brew!❤️

CuriousG So glad you like it! 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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Been reading since 5am. Still need to do sub plans bc I‘m getting my second vaccine later this morning, but this book is getting really creepy and I can‘t turn away.

MrT It was my best thriller/crime novel of 2020 2y
Tattooedteacher @MrT not too far in but I feel like there‘s creepy everywhere. 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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Prompt: Coffee #poetrymatters

TheSpineView 👍💜☕ 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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Prompt: Green and Yellow Covers. #windsofmarch

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼💛💚💛💚 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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Tattooedteacher
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Starting this one today. Chores are done. Now, me time while the crockpot does the work.

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em_books
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YESSSS. Yes yes yes to this creepy thriller. Who has read this one before? 🖤🙌🏻

SeaToSkyes Yes! It was so good! 2y
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Steph.Titus
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This book was a 3.5/5 for me. A great plot, but not too many twists and turns until the very end. Difficult for me to get into initially. #March.1.9

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Thousand-Lives
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So creepy good! I switched between print and audio because I didn‘t want to put it down!

amywithbooks Loved this one!! His other book, The Shadows, is also very good! 2y
Thousand-Lives @amywithbooks I‘m glad to hear that because when I finished this book, I immediately put a library hold on The Shadows! 2y
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