The Whisper Man by Alex North

How I Read It: Print

Dates Read: 8/5/19-8/7/19

Heads up: don’t read this before you go to bed! The idea of a man coming to your window and whispering sweet nothings is enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies. Whatever the case may be, this was the first book I picked for my Book of the Month selection in August 2019!

This book is about the Whisper Man, also known as Frank Carter, who was a serial killer known for going to little kids houses, whispering to them at night (in an effort to build a connection), then taking them and murdering them. He was caught in the 1990s, but somehow, despite his tenure in prison, the murders began again. When strange incidents happen to Jake Kennedy, his father, Tom, is all over it. While he feels like he is failing as a father, he is trying to cope with the death of his wife while still raising an 8-year-old boy. As the police become more involved, the connections between what is happening and the Whisper Man continue to grow, and hopefully they can finally catch him for good.

Obviously, this book delves into child abuse and murder, so if those are things that trigger you, then maybe don’t pick this one up. It is creepy, but a Goldilocks level of creepy. I felt like this book progressed really well, and when I got to the end, I wanted to keep reading more and more. I got there way too quick for my liking. At the end of the day, I complain all the time about books taking too long to get to the punch, so I don’t feel like I can complain here. I would honestly give this book 4.75 out of 5 stars, and I fully recommend you checking it out!

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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