THE GRIPPING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE WHISPER MAN
'Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy' Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient
You think you know your friends. I thought that too . . .
25 years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree did something truly terrible.
Now, finally returning home, Paul is forced to remember that horrifying day . . .
Because in another town, a copycat killer has struck.
Paul's mother claims she's heard something in the house.
And Paul realises someone is following him.
Which reminds him of the two questions he's never been able to answer:
What really happened to Charlie on the day of the murder?
And can Paul stop it happening again?
'Alex North has outdone himself. The Shadow Friend is the work of a writer who is an absolute master of his craft' Jane Casey
'Echoes of the chilling Slender Man myth' Crime Monthly
Praise for Alex North
'The best crime novel of the decade' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen
'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, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' Mark Billingham
'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!' Stuart MacBride