Et si votre meilleur ami était votre pire cauchemar ?
Le meurtre commis par le jeune Charlie hante la petite ville de Gritten.
Paul, ami du tueur et de la victime, y revient 25 ans plus tard, appelé au chevet de sa mère.
Mais la mort violente d'un adolescent réveille chez Paul ses pires cauchemars.
L'histoire se répète.
Pourtant Charlie n'est plus là, Charlie est mort.
Alors quelle est cette ombre qui rôde dans la forêt toute proche ?
À Featherbank où Tom, un écrivain veuf, vient d'emménager avec son jeune fils Jake, des gamins se volatilisent. L'histoire se répèterait-elle ? Vingt ans plus tôt, plusieurs enfants de cette petite ville anglaise ont été assassinés par celui qui fut surnommé l'Homme aux murmures. Pourtant, ce serial killer est toujours en prison. Ferait-il des émules du fond de sa cellule ? Et si cet ami imaginaire que Jake s'est inventé existait vraiment ? Un conte noir et fascinant, un thriller à la mécanique implacable, une réussite.
If it had happened to you, you would have run away too.Twenty-five years ago, Paul''s friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace.Paul''s never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He''s never gone back home.Until his elderly mother has a fall. It''s finally time to stop running.It''s not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there''s someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him. And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck.Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder?And can anyone stop it happening again?Praise for Alex Northbr>The best crime novel of the decade - Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of ThirteenFirst 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, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowAlex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful - Mark BillinghamA dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write! - Stuart MacBride>
Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2019. "The best crime novel of the decade" Steve Cavanagh If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken... Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window... " Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking " Mark Billingham " A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart " Stuart MacBride "Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right" C. J. Tudor "A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North" Mick Herron