After a long long time, I finally read a truly terrifying book! It didn't help that I finished it at 2am at night - when every little noise sounded like the footsteps of a serial killer! But that's how engrossing the book is - you will race through it, and towards the end, you will not be able to put it down till you've finished it! The story revolves around Tom Kennedy, recently widowed, and his 6 year old boy, Jake. After the tragic death of his wife, Tom wants to make a fresh start with Jake, in a new town. He purchases a house in the village of Featherbank. Alas, the peace and tranquility that Tom seeks is not to be; a small child goes missing, and the police are on the hunt for the kidnapper. Featherbank houses a notorious serial killer in it's prison, who has killed 5 children in the village 20 years ago. It appears that he has nothing to do with the recent kidnapping, but how does he know so much about the case? Some of things I liked about the book- 1) Jake suffers great emotional stress when he loses his mother, and retreats into his shell. The author describes the sadness of the child with great sensitivity. Jake has various coping mechanisms, and most unfortunately doesn't involve his bewildered father 2) the father-son relationship, often a very difficult one, is beautifully recounted. And yes, the mother-son relationship in the book will break your heart 3) the element of fear pervades the book, and the author sustains the terror throughout at a tense, taut level. The last book that terrified me so much was Stillwater Lake 4) the story has been carefully plotted, and I closed the book with a sense of satisfaction, since all the loose ends had been tied up. So, dear reader, if you like scary movies and scary books, you will definitely enjoy "The Whisper Man"! Just don't read the final chapters in the dead of the night, like I did! Don't forget to click the "helpful" button if you liked my review!
Wow, this was a truly chilling and thrilling book. I enjoyed every.momemt in the book. The book rrlies on atmosphere and it creates a apooky atmosphere and maintains it successfully throughout. What makes it even.more tingling is the fact that all the mayhem, murders and something supernatural (?) is taking place not in a gothic setting but a fairly peaceful n quite place - Featherbanks
The book also very ably described the father-son relationships and the psychology of a child and a single parent still struggling with the loss of the mother. Definitely recommending this book. I am sure you will enjoy it.