Tom Kennedy is ready for a fresh start with his young son Jake after the death of his wife a year ago. It shattered him and his son has not been the same since. He has a secret, invisible friend he talks to. They move to a new, smaller house in time for the new school year. Jake is hearing weird whispering at the new home. He is also hearing the boy in the floor talk to him.
A young boy has vanished and it is thought it might be a repeat of a serial killer named Frank Carter from 20 years ago dubbed ‘The Whisper Man’. He would get his victims, young children, by whispering to them. He would look for kids that were having issues. Detectives Amanda and Pete (who was on the case 20 years ago) start investigating.
When a strange man shows up at Tom’s new house it makes him suspicious of him and soon Jake is hearing whispers more and more. It seems there is a copycat Whisper Man now and soon he sets his sites on Jake as his next victim.
The story has lots of twists and turns leading up to a shocking climax and reveal of who the new Whisper Man is. A well-written story of a father and son and trying to be the best father he can to his son. Alex North is a writer to look out for in the future.
You can pick up The Whisper Man in stores on Tuesday, August 20 from Celadon Books.
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