Ryan Baron North
I finally finished my BA, so now I can get back to focusing on the things that matter: A fledgling writing career and a podcast about drunk philosophy.
Those are the answers. They’re going to unlock, for me, my purpose and meaning. A man can dream.
To celebrate my first night getting back to it, I wanted to share my thoughts on an amazing novel I just finished: The Whisper Man by Alex North.
Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a True Crime kick. It started with The Cecil Hotel Documentary, and it wasn’t until halfway through that I realized I had stayed at The Cecil several times. People died there, but not once do they mention the complementary waffles. Media bias. Then, it was the Night Stalker one about Richard Ramirez.
And that led me to North’s book. I had just come off a novel I did not care for, and I was desperate. I started reading The Whisper Man, and it hooked me immediately.
In short, it’s a story about a series of killings that claimed the life of several children over two decades ago. The narrative takes place in the present and follows the detective who solved the original Whisper Killings, a father and his son (the same general age as the Whisper Victims), a second detective, and a few other key characters.