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There has been a lot of hype about this book, and maybe I let that build up my expectations, maybe I've just read too many similar stories, or maybe it's just that this one wasn't for me, but The Whisper Man left me thoroughly underwhelmed. The premise is sufficiently creepy, but the story is dreadfully slow and repetitive. It does pick up a bit in the second half but all too soon, it slows back down. On top of the slow pace, it's also rather predictable. Again, that may be because I've read so many thrillers. There is an interesting touch of the supernatural that I would've liked to have seen explored, but we're just left with hints of that angle. I did finish the book but sat it aside several times, and it was a lot easier to set aside than to pick back up. In the end, I was bored more often than not and found this one severely lacking in the building tension of a good thriller. My opinion of this one is certainly far from the average, but it is what it is. I certainly liked the idea of this book much better than the reality of it. With all the hype and hoopla, it's darn near impossible to go into this one blind, but that would be my recommendation and hopefully you'll fall into the large number of readers who enjoyed The Whisper Man more than I did.