This was a really advanced readers copy that I requested from Celadon Books, and I’m so glad I did. It’s fast paced and hard to put down. Here’s my review:
Tom has recently lost his wife and he and his son Jake need a fresh start. He’s a good dad but not without his faults. Sometimes his temper is short, especially when he’s trying to get his son to give up his imaginary friend. This new house is their chance to start over, only his son’s imaginary friend has followed him.
Between his son’s imaginary friend and unsettling events in the new, creepy house, things aren’t going all that well. The house was already unsettling, to begin with, and all the new events make it that much more so. It makes for the perfect atmosphere when weird things start to happen.
In addition to Tom and Alex, we also have the inspector, Pete, who has been trying to solve crimes that happened decades before. If he can just catch his man, he can rest. Perhaps the man responsible all those years previous is at it again? We also have the current inspector, Amanda, and being her first major case, she wants it solved, and fast.
The Whisper Man walked a fine line of having you wonder if there was something paranormal at play, it was very well-crafted. It’s told in alternating viewpoints of our main characters and it gives you more of the whole story. It was near impossible to put down because you’re desperate to find out who is behind everything and what is really going on. A great read.