‘If you leave a door half-open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken.’
Why Did I Read This Book?
I read this book back in January after promising to myself that I’d start reading and blogging again like I used to. So this book was my first book of 2020! I looked for inspiration for my reading list and I came across The Whisper Man in the Richard & Judy Book Club at W H Smith. Now if you know me, you know how much I love the Gothic and Horror genres, so this thriller and it’s supernatural overtones was just what I needed to kick start my year and passion for reading again.
What Did I Think?
What I enjoyed the most about this book was that it is such a fast-paced and easy read. As events transpire through the book, the short chapters make you feel so uneasy and before you know it, you’re halfway through the book.
The character’s backstories all intertwine with each other’s, filling this book with twists and turns to keep any reader on the edge of their seat. What made this really interesting is that you have a narrative from the Whisper Man himself before and after his attacks, adding a really intriguing view on how this serial killer works and why he preys on the vulnerable and desolate within the neighborhood. The honest and moving experiences of the characters make this read as upsetting as it is terrifying. And with Alex North’s background in philosophy and sociology, there’s no wonder the narratives of these characters are horrifyingly realistic.
The Whisper Man really is a chilling read and one that will play on your mind for days after, as well as making you think twice about leaving your bedroom door open at night.