Published by Berkley Books on March 26, 2019
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Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.
We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.
Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
My Lovely Wife is about one very messed up couple! So it’s about a man (who I have already forgot his name) and his wife Millicent who are killers.
On the outside they look like the normal family with two teen children, but underneath they are very messed up. It’s told from the POV of the husband and you get the present time and then him reflecting back on how things got started. The killing wasn’t always there it was something that first happened kind of random and then spiraled out from there and you learn about it as you go.
The husband is worried about getting caught because a body has been found, but the wife isn’t worried much at all. Then you get a little bit about how their actions are affecting the kids and some of their actions. It’s just very messed up.
I can’t say much else really without feeling like I might spoil something, but I will say that I guessed the twist pretty early on but it still had a few surprises I didn’t see coming. None of the characters are likable and I don’t think you are suppose to like them they kill people, but I still was curious about what might happen to them unlike most unlikeable characters and you just don’t care.
I thought it was a good debut thriller and I will be keeping an eye out for her next novel. If you like thrillers give it a try!Alex North
Published by Celadon Books on August 20, 2019
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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...
I was really excited to read The Whisper Man but it didn’t hold up to my expectations.
It’s about a man and his son who move to a new town after the death of his wife as Tom thinks a fresh start is what they need. Not long after they get there a young boy goes missing and it brings up a past serial killer called ‘The Whisper Man’ but he has been caught so who is killing now?
The young boy is a bit different and seems to have some imaginary friends or could they be ghost, I am not really sure. He is always talking to someone, it does explain it a bit but I can’t seem to remember. He also hears some whispering from outside and his father catches him before he goes outside.
The crimes are bringing back the rumors that The Whisper Man had an accomplice and the police are pretty sure they know who it is and so the book is mostly about them trying to figure things out.
I think I thought there would be more Whisper Man parts in the book and that it would have maybe a bit more of a spookier thriller vibe so that is my fault for expecting something that wasn’t there but it made my enjoyment of the book go down. It seems to be a pretty popular book so I am sure others will enjoy it more than I did.