Review-The Whisper Man


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 4 stars ⁣

Synopsis from GoodReads:

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 the town 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...


My Thoughts-No Spoilers

When I first heard about this book, I was scared out of mind that it would freak me out and stay with me. You know like constantly having to look over my shoulder wondering if anythings watching. But this book is really a mystery thriller at its core. Not to say that it isn't scary, just not as scary as my imagination was telling me LOL


The story is told in different POV's, Tom, the dad, Jake, the little boy, the two detectives Amanda and Pete and of course the killer. I always love reading in the mind of the killer, I know it's creepy and weird but so satisfying as we read their disturbing thoughts. It truly makes the story even that more terrifying.


Twenty years ago, the Whisper Man kidnapped and killed five little boys. Thanks to the help of his wife, they found the dead bodies of only four. He was then arrested. Unfortunately, he would not tell Detective Pete where the fifth body was. And let me tell you, it is disturbing, why he won't ell them. Probably the most disturbing part of the story.


A little boy goes missing and his case is eerily similar to the Whisper Man, twenty years earlier. While they try and figure who took him, little Jake is being pursued by a man who visits him at night. There's something peculiar about Jake, but if you saw the dead body of your mother, you might behave differently than others around you too. While Jake' father Tom tries to understand his son and help him, he finds himself in the middle of something far more sinister.


There's a wonderful twist that I didn't see coming and was happy about how it turned out. If you love a spooky mystery, then I recommend this book. It's not as scary as I thought and if you read thrillers you can handle this one!



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