Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Whisper Man by Alex North



Well wow! I can tell  you I am not alone with my love for this book! This book has gotten a ton of hype and it deserves it all. This year there have been so many fantastic thrillers out there that it is hard to pick which are my favorites. Just know this one is definitely making my best of 2019 for sure!

LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOCK YOUR CAR, TUCK YOUR KIDS IN..... Then go check on them multiple times during the night. Heck you might just want to sleep on the couch and position yourself near the front door...just in case. The Whisper Man is no longer a "thing" right? I mean he is rotting in jail where he belongs. Yet 20 years later he seems to be making a comeback. Or someone that wants you to think he is. Is the Whisper Man pulling strings from his cell or was he never really caught?!

Wow this book has creepy written all over it. I loved this book from the front cover until the very last page. So many creepy fine details woven throughout kept me on my toes for the entire read. The super natural vibe is just perfect. Not too far out there but just enough to make you wonder what is real and what is not. I absolutely loved Jake and found it fascinating that he appeared to have some deep connection with the case, that nobody seemed to understand except for Jake. This kid just knew stuff, creepy stuff at that.

This book has so many layers to it. First and foremost it is a creepy crime story that is sure to give you goosebumps as you read it. Then there are the well woven twists that I never saw coming. These twists are played out so well and smooth that it completely took me aback. Then there is the son and father relationships, dealing with loss and grief and coping. I don't know how the author did it but he included all these important details and yet the story was not weighted down with sadness and grief. It was just one hell of a creepy story that I will remember for a long time.......now go check your doors!

I read this with my fellow book group members The Traveling Sisters and I must say it was a hit. Thank you so much to Celadon books and the Traveling Sisters for my advance copy!


4 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to this one. Great review.

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  2. I enjoyed this creepy book, too! Fab review, Kim!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! It was so good, glad you enjoyed it also!

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