The Whisper Man - NYT Bestseller
Title: The Whisper Man
Author: Alex North
Publisher: Celadon Books
ISBN: 978-1-250-31799-5
On Sale Date: 8/20/2019
Formats: Hardcover, Ebook, Audio

The Whisper Man

By Alex North

In 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…

Book Excerpt


There is so much I want to tell you, but we’ve always found it hard to talk to each other, haven’t we?

So I’ll have to write to you instead.

I remember when Rebecca and I first brought you home from the hospital. It was dark and it was snowing, and I’d never driven so carefully in my life. You were two days old and strapped in a carrier in the backseat, Rebecca dozing beside you, and every now and then I’d look in the rear- view mirror to check that you were safe.


  • Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right.

    C.J. Tudor Author of The Hiding Place
  • The Whisper Man is going to be huge. Dark enough to chill your blood but so beautifully written you will not be able to put it down. Utterly brilliant. 

    Ali Land Author of Good Me, Bad Me
  • The best crime novel of the decade.

    Steve Cavanagh Award-winning, international-bestselling author of the Eddie Flynn series
  • There’s a soft voice outside your window and it demands your attention. The Whisper Man is coming. In fact, he’s already here. Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling.

    Brad Meltzer Best-selling mystery and suspense novelist

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