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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2019-06-13
Förlag
Michael Joseph Ltd
Dimensioner
237 x 161 x 35 mm
Vikt
626 g
ISBN
9780241367490
The Whisper Man (inbunden)

The Whisper Man

The chilling must-read thriller of the year

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The gripping thriller that will give you chills this winter . . . 'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' Mark Billingham ____________ If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . . Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window . . . ___________ 'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Twisted 'A true skin-crawler' Guardian, Best Summer Reads 'With the movie rights already sold to Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock would have loved every spine-tingling moment. Creepy' Daily Mail 'This flawlessly plotted thriller absolutely deserves to be shouted about' Sunday Mirror 'A seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window 'Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man 'As creepy and twisty as the early Thomas Harris novels . . . An extraordinarily well-written, deeply moving, multi-generational saga' Irish Times
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    Alex North

    Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2019. If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken... Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking f...

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If you like a touch of Stephen King mixed with British crime, then this is for you . . . this is a spooky read, but also holds its own as a police procedural novel * People's Friend * Deliciously dark and twisty, this is a page-turner from start to finish * Connaught Telegraph * Standout thriller * Daily Express * Hollywood has snapped up this psychological thriller - and no wonder * Sun * As much an exploration of grief and of the father-son bond as it is a nerve-shredder, this is a good choice for Stephen King fans * Meath Chronicle * A debut novel set to disturb and intrigue. Truly chilling * Woman's Own * A debut that will disturb and intrigue in equal measure * Woman * This exceptionally creepy thriller is also a touching portrait of a bereaved father and son learning to depend on each other * Morning Star * Summer Books of 2019 * Barry Forshaw, Financial Times * ALEX NORTH'S tightly plotted crime thriller presses all the right buttons for the genre * Press Association * Extraordinarily well-written, deeply moving . . . The stories are deftly marshalled and interwoven by North with a mastery that would be astonishing were he a debut novelist * Irish Times * [A] superb thriller... Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnerving tale, with its seemingly unexplainable elements and glimpses of broken and dangerous minds * Publishers Weekly * A psychological thriller that's both terrifying and heartbreaking - you won't want to miss this one * Woman's Weekly * With a tender theme about the complexity of father son relationships at its heart, this thriller is immaculately plotted, superbly written, and so good it deserves to be shouted about * The People * More than just superbly creepy, this beautifully written thriller might just break your heart a little, too * Heat * A creepy, serial killer-inflected thriller * i * I read The Whisper Man in one go, barely remembering to breathe. North writes brilliantly about the cruelties of life, great and small, and the terrors that afflict young children (not to mention their parents). Tender, terrifying and utterly compelling, The Whisper Man will haunt you to the final page and beyond. No one does Dark with a Heart like Alex North and The Whisper Man delivers a sucker punch that stays with you. Beautifully crafted, chilling & emotional, this's going to be topping Books of the Year lists as soon as it's out The Whisper Man is a chilling, gripping read but also deeply moving. It's a novel that succeeds on all kinds of levels and deserves all the success that is no doubt coming it's way The Whisper Man is a tour de force, utterly absorbing and brilliantly realised There's a soft voice outside your window and it demands your attention. The Whisper Man is coming. In fact, he's already here. Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling One of the best crime novels I've read in ages. Alex North has crafted a book that manages to be thrilling, terrifying and genuinely moving. A riveting page turner! Dark and unsettling, this one creeps under your skin A phenomenal read. Terrifying and heartbreaking in equal measure and if it wasn't so hot I'd definitely be sleeping with the windows shut tonight! The Whisper Man will be the book everyone's talking about next summer, mark my words A nerve-shredding emotional rollercoaster that'll keep you up late at night, whether you're still reading it or not. A compulsive read that's sure to give you nightmares Wonderfully dark, gently creepy and completely bloody heartbreaking. Alex North is a fantastic writer. The Whisper Man left me in pieces Gripping, disturbing, and creepy as hell - The Whisper Man deserves to be a huge hit. Absorbing writing, characters that will live with you long after finishing, and guaranteed to show up in a nightmare or three. Heartbreaking and unsettling in equal measure, it's destined to be the book that will readers won't be able to forget Utterly absorbing and intense, so deliciously creepy I think I

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Alex North was born in Leeds, where he now lives with his wife and son. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and prior to becoming a writer he worked there in their sociology department.