Alex North was born in Leeds, where he now lives with his wife and son. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, and prior to becoming a writer he worked there in their sociology department.
The Whisper Man is a tour de force, utterly absorbing and brilliantly realised -- Mel McGrath, bestselling author of Give Me The Child There's a soft voice outside your window and it demands your attention. The Whisper Man is coming. In fact, he's already here. Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling -- Brad Meltzer A riveting page turner! Dark and unsettling, this one creeps under your skin -- J.D. Barker, author of The Fourth Monkey A phenomenal read. Terrifying and heartbreaking in equal measure and if it wasn't so hot I'd definitely be sleeping with the windows shut tonight! The Whisper Man will be the book everyone's talking about next summer, mark my words -- Michelle Davies, author of Gone Astray A nerve-shredding emotional rollercoaster that'll keep you up late at night, whether you're still reading it or not. A compulsive read that's sure to give you nightmares -- Ed James, bestselling author of The Hope That Kills Wonderfully dark, gently creepy and completely bloody heartbreaking. Alex North is a fantastic writer. The Whisper Man left me in pieces -- Susi Holliday Gripping, disturbing, and creepy as hell - The Whisper Man deserves to be a huge hit. Absorbing writing, characters that will live with you long after finishing, and guaranteed to show up in a nightmare or three. Heartbreaking and unsettling in equal measure, it's destined to be the book that will readers won't be able to forget -- Luca Veste Utterly absorbing and intense, so deliciously creepy I think I held my breath for half the book. I couldn't walk away from this affecting story until it was done with me. Loved it! -- Angela Clarke Deliciously creepy and kept me up long after I'd turned the last page -- Jenny Blackhurst An utterly gripping plot and entirely credible characters... Top notch thriller writing. It's going to fly off the shelves -- Liz Nugent Compelling, creepy and beautifully written, The Whisper Man will stay with you long after the last page is turned - and make you double-check all your doors and windows are locked at night -- T. M. Logan A fine, chilling tale. Alex North paints a world that is so believable and at the same time utterly terrifying. The characters are beautifully rendered, and the tenderness of the central relationship between father and son deepened the sense of terror -- James Oswald Fantastic. He writes beautifully, with a powerful understanding of the effects of loss and damage on the human psyche and a style that sweeps you into its grip and never lets go. I'm totally sold on Alex North -- Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North. -- Mick Herron The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery -- Alex Michaelides, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Silent Patient Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right -- C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, the Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force. Assured and compelling, I can't wait to see what Alex North does next -- Sarah Pinborough Alex North weaves a stunningly captivating narrative that's a nuanced and grounded exploration of father-son relationships. He strikes such a delicate balance that consistently elevates itself, he ultimately provides a master class in genre exploration. An incredible read -- Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the Avengers franchise A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write! -- Stuart MacBride The Whisper Man is going to be huge. Dark enough to chill your blood but so beautifully written you will not be able to put it down. Utterly brilliant. -- Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me, Bad Me 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 The best crime novel of the decade -- Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen