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The Whisper Man

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'THE BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE DECADE' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted

If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . .

Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start.

But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys.

Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'.

Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home.

Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.

He says he hears a whispering at his window . . .
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'A true skin-crawler' Guardian, BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER

'This flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about' Sunday Mirror

'An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

'Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

'More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too'Heat

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful." - Mark Billingham

"The best crime novel of the decade." - Steve Cavanagh

"A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North." - Mick Herron

"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

"A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!" - Stuart MacBride

"Fantastic. He writes beautifully, with a powerful understanding of the effects of loss and damage on the human psyche and a style that sweeps you into its grip and never lets go. I'm totally sold on Alex North." - Alex Marwood

"The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery." - Alex Michaelides

"Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, the Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force. Assured and compelling, I can't wait to see what Alex North does next." - Sarah Pinborough

"Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right." - C J Tudor


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Used availability for Alex North's The Whisper Man

Hardback Editions

December 2019 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Whisper Man (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-4328-7218-4 / 978-1-4328-7218-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Whisper Man: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-31799-1 / 978-1-250-31799-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 0-241-36749-2 / 978-0-241-36749-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whisper Man: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-31800-9 / 978-1-250-31800-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-4059-3599-5 / 978-1-4059-3599-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-4059-3600-2 / 978-1-4059-3600-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-25771-9 / 978-1-250-25771-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 0-7181-8980-9 / 978-0-7181-8980-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Whisper Man: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
ISBN: 1-250-22251-6 / 978-1-250-22251-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whisper Man
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Whisper Man: A Novel
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Celadon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
Author(s): Alex North
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU