Lock the doors, turn out the lights, and try not to get that creepy nursery rhyme stuck in your head: The Whisper Man book trailer is here.

By David Adams

Film rights to the hotly-anticipated thriller from British author Alex North have already been snapped up by Anthony and Joe Russo, the Emmy Award-winning directors of Avengers: Endgame. Entertainment Weekly calls The Whisper Man “poignant and terrifying.” “It works brilliantly,” says the New York Times. “If you like being terrified, you’ll love The Whisper Man.” Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly (“Superb”) and Booklist (“Brilliant…will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King”) confirm what New York Times-bestselling authors A. J. Finn, Sarah Pinborough, and Alex Michaelides have been saying for months: The Whisper Man is one of the creepiest novels in years.

Set in the English village of Featherbank, the story follows Tom Kennedy and his seven-year-old son, Jake, as they try to make a fresh start in the wake of a family tragedy. But the community wasn’t always as peaceful as it seems. A serial killer terrorized Featherbank 20 years prior, luring his young victims out of their homes by whispering into their open windows at night. And although the killer—nicknamed The Whisper Man—is currently rotting in jail, rumors persist that his accomplice went unpunished.

When a local boy disappears soon after Tom and Jake’s arrival, detective Amanda Beck turns to Pete Willis—the detective who caught The Whisper Man—for help. Their investigation uncovers the frightening possibility that evil has been lurking in Featherbank for two decades, waiting for the right moment to strike. Now the time has come … and Jake is the next child to hear strange whispers in the night.

Combining uncanny suspense with a heart-rending portrayal of father-son relationships, The Whisper Man is the kind of story that stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page. Pick up your copy as soon as the book hits stores on August 20—and prepare to be terrified.

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