Tom Kennedy and his young son, Jake, arrive home one day to find Tom’s wife dead at the bottom of the stairs. Tom is trying his best to be a good father, but he feels like it doesn’t come naturally to him, and he and Jake don’t have the connection Jake had with his mother. After months of Jake refusing to go up and down the stairs, Tom buys a new house in the nearby village of Featherbank.
But moving isn’t the easy solution they hoped it would be. Jake has troubles at school. A local boy the same age as Jake has gone missing. Then one night, Tom wakes up to hear someone whispering through the mail slot for Jake to open the door and let him in. That’s when Tom learns that twenty years earlier, the Whisper Man kidnapped and murdered five young boys. But with the Whisper Man in prison, who is outside Tom and Jake’s door? And who kidnapped the little boy from Jake’s school?
This was another book I thought I’d love but it wasn’t quite what I expected. The first half of the book is a family drama about a father and son trying to connect after a tragedy. Family dramas are not my cup of tea. But the mystery was excellent. The characters are very well written and I found myself worried about their futures. The story is tense but in the best possible way.