Book Review : The Whisper Man by Alex North

I remember the day this book was finally published and how widely hyped this book is!

I don’t remember much of the details, but I remember majority votes this as a good book. And I was hooked instantly with the cover! It was mysterious, spooky and enchanting in a good way. Judging by the cover, I don’t even know what’s this book about. 

Genre : Mystery, Thriller
Page : 355 pages
Published : 20th August 2019

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: Featherbank.

But Featherbank has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window.

“Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage requires fear.”

I am amazed with how the opening chapters send me adrenaline rush. It was thrilling and exhilarating all the same.

The Whisper Man— Little did they know, Tom and Jake are moving into a little town called Featherbank— which in truth, has an unfathomable dark past.

What makes this book exciting, is how there are immediate cases to solved without having to read hundreads of pages, to understand the town, the dark past and everything else.

The first plus point from me for this book is at least, I have something to expect already. How will this story goes, with this early thrilling occurance happened so fast?

This is a story of Tom Kennedy and his son— Jake, who wished for a fresh beginning after losing his wife from sudden death. Featherbank is chosen and off they moved. But little did they know, Featherbank hides a dark past and an inevitable investigation is going on in this little town.

I love how I got to read two perspective from the book. It’s like reading two souls story in Featherbank and I love how slowly yet surely, this two story intersect. 

What I did not expect from this book, is how it managed to hold that spooky vibes throughout the book. I mean, holly molly! This book is not a horror book but it is undoubtedly and undeniably spooky as hell. And at some point, I even feel like book possessed that supernatural vibes.

Personally, I feel this serves as the book positive and negative impact all the same. On the positive side, this spooky vibes made this book unpredictable and yes, scary in a freaking good way. On the other side, I feel like there aren’t enough thriller for the book. It has it’s dark thrilling moment, but it won’t last for long except those spooky vibes.

Like, I’m coming for thriller but I got spooked instead.

But it’s okay. Like I said, it is a plus minus point for this spooky sensation.

But my most favourite part of the book and yours I believe, is the plot twists. Like super duper shocking plot twists that made you hairs went up cold in surprise and thrill. Wow.

However, as much as I recommend this book, there’s this one point, in which I feel like it started to get draggy. And I am both in a love hate situation with how this book explained the weird tiny details that happened quite frequently throughout the story.

Alas, I find this book interesting and left such a deep impression for being a thriller with a bit of supernatural points in the element. 

“The world was full of bad men. Full of bad dreams that didn’t always happen when you were asleep.”

Author: Celine

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