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The Whisper Man: A Novel de Alex North
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The Whisper Man: A Novel (2018 original; edició 2019)

de Alex North (Autor)

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"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. 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." --Amazon.com.… (més)
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Títol:The Whisper Man: A Novel
Autors:Alex North (Autor)
Informació:Celadon Books (2019), 368 pages
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The Whisper Man de Alex North (2018)

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That book gave me goosebumps I was scared to read it at night. Loved the story loved the writing ( )
  Islandmum84 | Jul 28, 2021 |
A real page-turner. "Supernatural" elements don't undermine the effectiveness of the police procedural. (Double quotes, because North cleverly walks a fine line between rationally explaining the supernatural elements and then, just when you think it's safe to come out from behind the sofa, pulls a nice twist ....

In spite of the fulsome blurbs on the cover, and in the front pages, this is not the greatest thriller written in the history of the word, ever. (The blurbs actually had the opposite effect on me, and had me set up for a great disappointment. They were too over-the-top, and divided equally between authors I respect and enjoy, and authors I have found unreadable. So I was wary ...)

But this is an impressive debut, and as such, I've decided to err on the side of generosity: North handles the different strands of the story, and perspectives, very well. He balances the supernatural elements nicely. The narrative is not driven by characters doing unbelievably stupid things. (They do a couple of believably stupid things, but that's very different ...)

It's worth knowing that this isn't really a mystery, but (mild spoilery observation, here) one of those stories in which it's pretty clear who's done what to whom, and the reader watches the events unfold from a semi-omniscient position, wondering when the characters are going to figure it out. Semi-omniscient, because although we get multiple perspectives, which ought to give us all the information we need, North teases us with red herrings, and (I think) cheats, a little: although we get the child Jake's innocent perspective of his days at the village school, his interactions with "George" are never mentioned. Because it would have been very hard to pitch it in any way that didn't make it clear, to an adult, that he was being creepily groomed.

But this is a satisfying spooky and intriguing read. I would even say that you should give it a try, if you're allergic to supernatural elements in a mystery. Looking forward to further works by Mr. North.


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  maura853 | Jul 11, 2021 |
This was pretty awesome...until it wasn’t. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it was that made me feel that way.
Well written and a high creepiness factor, I just wasn’t as impressed or scared as some readers appear to be. Although I predict great things from Alex North, this debut novel was just shy of exceptional for me.
But then I’ve never been published so who am I to say? ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
This was pretty awesome...until it wasn’t. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it was that made me feel that way.
Well written and a high creepiness factor, I just wasn’t as impressed or scared as some readers appear to be. Although I predict great things from Alex North, this debut novel was just shy of exceptional for me.
But then I’ve never been published so who am I to say? ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
One of the best audiobooks I listened to this year. I don't usually love mysteries, and this was can't put it down, sit up late at night to finish a chapter, recommend to every friend good. If LT offered a 6th star, this book would get it. ( )
  jscape2000 | Feb 26, 2021 |
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"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. 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." --Amazon.com.

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