Alex North was born in Leeds, England, where he now lives with his wife and son. The Whisper Man was inspired by North's own little boy, who mentioned one day that he was playing with the boy in the floor. Alex North is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.
"Alex North weaves a stunningly captivating narrative that's a
nuanced and grounded exploration of father-son relationships...a
master class in genre exploration. An incredible read."
--Joe and Anthony Russo Early Praise for The Whisper Man: The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery.
--Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient Brilliant...an affirmation of the power of the father-son relationship...will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.
--Booklist, Starred Review A terrifying page-turner with the complexities of fatherhood at its core.
--Kirkus Reviews A powerful and scary story that will haunt readers long after the final page is turned.
--Library Journal First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller--a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling.
--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling.
--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted.
--C.J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, The Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force.
--Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes The best crime novel of the decade.
--Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of The Defense