Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pages: 355 pages
Published: June 2019

If you're looking for a riveting and emotional-filled mystery thriller, The Whisper Man by Alex North is a solid choice. I read The Shadows last summer, which is sort of a sequel to this book. I wouldn't say it's a true sequel, but both books take place in the same area and feature detective Amanda Beck. The Shadows was a different kind of mystery that moved at a much slower pace for me. I thoroughly enjoyed The Whisper Man. I found myself picking up the book at every free moment, enjoying the journey but also wanting to reach the end so I could learn the answers to all the questions the book posed. 

The story is centered around four prominent characters that all take the lead at some point. Amanda Beck is the lead detective on a case of a missing and presumed abducted child. Her case has ties to a fellow detective's case, Pete Willis, from several years back where he captured Frank Carter aka The Whisper Man. The two detectives team up to help solve the present-day mystery. In hopes of healing from a recent tragedy, Tom Kennedy and his son Jake move to the town, unbeknownst to them, where these older and more current abductions have taken place. They take up residence in an eccentric house where Jake soon begins to hear whispers at his window, leaving the reader to ponder if the captured Whisper Man has somehow found a way out. 

Recommendation: As with most mysteries, I don't want to give too much away to spoil the story, but I will say I found this one intriguing and strongly recommend it. I've already passed the book along to another reading friend. The tone and pace of this book propels the reader forward to a satisfying conclusion. It's a great read for mystery/thriller lovers. 

Until next time ... Read on!

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