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. The Whisper Man was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and is being published in more than 30 languages.
The Half Burnt House is Alex North at his best - a writer who can
terrify you on one page and break your heart on the next
*Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen*
*New York Times*
So dark and so twisty
One of those books that made me wish I'd written it. North wields suspense like a blade. Breath-taking and terrifying
North handles the complicated plot with skill while bringing his troubled characters to life amid the horror.
North's poetic way with even the most grotesque of situations is always a joy. The Half Burnt House is his best yet. I love it.
Dark, gripping, and twisty
Thrilling, moving and utterly gripping; The Half Burnt House is a triumph
A masterfully creepy, atmospheric rush of a read that will linger with you long after you've finished the last page
Complex, tense and atmospheric
Deeply complex and carefully crafted, this novel is a thrilling question mark all the way to the end, and it puts North's storytelling skills on full display . . . the tension mounts with almost every single chapter... his best so far, a superb addition to his already impressive oeuvre
A cut-throat thriller
Alex North's best book yet. It's as darkly disturbing as The Whisper Man, and as viciously twisty as The Shadow Friend. But this time there's a premise that will break your heart even as it chills you to the very marrow. Nobody in dark fiction writes family relationships - guilt, fear, loss, and ultimately love - like North, and this is an unputdownable thriller
Everything in this story is connected in ways the reader can't begin to imagine until a series of stunning parallels and revelations are disclosed. Wait for it!
North's latest thriller does not disappoint, weaving an intriguing cast of characters across multiple time periods into a story rich with layers and plot twists and perfectly suspenseful pacing ... A delightfully bone-chilling tale
Praise for Alex North
As terrifying as a great horror novel, as unpredictable as the best type of crime novel and above all beautifully written...a writer who is an absolute master of his craft
This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own
*New York Times*
Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy