Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #49

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


The Whisper Man by Alex North

Published on: August 20th 2019 by Celadon Books

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Summary (from Goodreads):  In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.

And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window…

Book Beginning: “Jake. There is so much I want to tell you, but we’ve always found it hard to talk to each other, haven’t we? So I’ll have to write to you instead.” (pg. 1)

Page 56: “He sat there for a few minutes, breathing slowly, then he put the bottle and the photograph away and began to make dinner. It was easy to understand why the urge had strengthened since Neil Spencer went missing and that was why it was good his involvement had come to noting. Let the urge flare in the light of that, he thought. Let it have it’s moment. And then let it die.” (pg. 56-57)

Thoughts: Super excited to start reading this. A book filled with a serial killer mystery, visiting The Whisper Man in prison, family dynamics and detective procedures. I meant to get to this during October and I am hoping to get to it by the end of the year.

What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?


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6 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #49

  1. Serial killers and detective procedures do sound like a perfect mix for a great thriller. I am intrigued by that beginning. I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂


  2. Breana M. says:

    This book seems like an interesting read. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it.


  3. Anne Bennett says:

    Well, that opening line isn’t very action-packed, is it? My Friday quotes


  4. This sounds great. I might have to add it to my tbr. 🙂


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  6. Oooh, I’ve read this one! It was really good. The plot was a bit predictable (exactly what you expect to happen happens, basically), but the author knows how to craft one heck of an atmosphere, and that’s what I loved most about it! Plus, there were definitely some super creepy moments. I hope you enjoy it!


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