“Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage requires fear.”– Alex North
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…
This book will have you on the edge of your seat, turning page after page, and craving the knowledge of what will happen next!
Wow. Just WOW!
I finished the book a few days ago, but there was a lot to process and it has just taken me this long to process all my thoughts!
This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, I read it in two days because I just could not put it down! I loved the multiple perspectives, however I wish it would have said who’s perspective it was but oh well.
I had no idea who the killer/abductor was until it was revealed in the book. Even then I wasn’t able to put pieces together until it was laid out and relieved for me! That is exactly what I love about books like this! It is what kept me reading, the ‘need to know’ aspect of it!
Not only was this a great thriller and mystery, it also had loss, love, and reconnecting.
Little Jake lost his mom, and this book really shows the traumatic influences that can have on a child, and how a child may cope with that as well. (Legit had me thinking it was a supernatural/ ghost story!)
The book reveals some family secrets as well, and the reconnecting, also that people are capable of change! Which really resonates with me at the moment. I have some people in my life currently that I want so bad to change for themselves and for their kids. But it seems like they just keep getting farther and farther away from that positive change. Maybe they will change someday, and maybe not. But this just gave me a bit of hope and to not give up yet.
However, I will warn you, I hated the ending. It left me to my own devices and imagination on what exactly might happen, and I was not a huge fan of that!
Overall, this is a suspenseful, thriller mystery, that also integrates psychological aspects and trauma as well.
If you have seen the show ‘The Following’ and liked it you would like this book! Because it is very similar! Serial killer, cop with an old drinking problem, serial killer that likes to torment the cop.