Couldn’t put down The Girl on the Train or The Woman in Cabin 10? Then, boy, do we have a treat for you.
The Whisper Man, the new novel by Alex North, tells the story of a widower and his son, Jake, who move to the tiny English town of Featherbank to start fresh. Except, the town has a super creepy history, including a serial killer who abducted and murdered five young boys. But, lo and behold, the culprit is caught. So why does the widower, Tom, start to feel like something isn’t right? Another boy goes missing, and Tom’s young son says he hears someone outside his window at night. Maybe “The Whisper Man” had an accomplice?
The perfect book to take to the beach on Labor Day Weekend, or round out your last book club of summer with, The Whisper Man draws on the author’s own experiences of living in Leeds, England, with his son, who one day told his father he was playing with “the boy in the floor.” Got goose bumps yet? Us, too.
Another reason to keep it on your radar: The novel just had its rights optioned by the directors behind Avengers: Infinity War (so expect to see a trailer for the movie adaptation soon ... we’re thinking a gray-eyed Edward Norton as the lead character, or possibly a scruffy-looking Jude Law).
And don’t forget to take some melatonin with you on vacay. You’ve been warned.