I am back today to give you the breakdown on one of my most anticipated reads of this year! When I read the synopsis for The Whisper Man by Alex North I was immediately sucked in and couldn't wait to read it. I am obsessed with true crime and crime thrillers so this book was right up my alley. Plus after hearing so many of my friends rave about it I was already about this book before opening the first page. But I wanted to save it for the spookiest month of the year because reading thrillers in October makes raises the creeper level even more.
So here's the skinny:
First off this book is told from multiple points of view which is something I really really enjoy in these kinds of reads. But... I do wish that the author had given the POVs some sort of rotation or maybe titled them with the character in questions name. Only because there was a few times when we would get the Jack back to back or we would get two characters who shared the scene in a row and it was easy to mistake the context. But North has an amazing writing style and did a fabulous job of building a realistic crime-like narrative without making it overly complex or confusing. I have read so many crime novels where they have to many characters telling the story and flipping through POV or sometimes the plot gets so heavy on detail you miss something that you would never have guessed was clue.
The plot of this book is about a newly widowed man and his young son relocating to a new town in hopes get a fresh start. Now with the multiple points of view you see the story from quite a few different angles. There is an older cop who had once caught and imprisoned a serial killer with a similar MO to the brand new one that has just kidnapped a boy. There is also a legend in this new town called The Whisper Man and he would whisper to young boys through their windows to lure them out and take them in the night. So it all ties together eventually with quite a few catches and surprises that I didn't even see coming. Even if I personally think one of the connections was a little... unneeded... it definitely gave something to the story.
All in all this was an extremely well written novel with a truly wicked storyline that was insanely enjoyable. I highly recommended this for people who like a little spook but struggle with the more gore filled books or darker reads. While it does have children being kidnapped and them being harmed by an adult the adult does a wonderful job of limiting the more graphic description and focusing on the feelings the scene causes. I gave this read a four star rating. It was an easy read that kept me engrossed and had a bullet proof plot. High recommend!!
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