Do you love gripping crime thrillers full of suspense? Emma Clapperton’s haunting The Dead Whisper is one you won’t be able to put down.
D.S Preston and D.C Lang are sent to investigate the death of a young girl in an old manor house in Glasgow. But who would want to kill an innocent girl in her own home and why? When they believe their questions have been answered the case is closed.
Meanwhile, Sam Leonard could not be happier – he has a great acting career and a fantastic girlfriend. After being in a previously turbulent relationship, what could go wrong?
For Patrick McLaughlin life is going well. His marriage is stable and with a baby on the way, things can only get better.
But the house that Patrick moves into is not what it seems. With a family burial plot in the gardens, visions and messages from the deceased, and a recent death in the house, will Patrick and Jodie regret their purchase?
In order to lay the ghosts to rest questions will be asked but can the house ever let go of its past?
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
The Dead Whisper is the second book in the series featuring Patrick McLaughlin. As Patrick doesn’t really come into the story until about half way through, I personally think it works quite well as a stand alone. Some readers may find they may benefit more by reading the first novel but the author does give enough background. Failing that why not grab The Suicide Plan which is a novella and an introduction to the series and is free to download on kindle.
I really enjoyed Beyond Evidence which is the first book in the series but thought this one was even better. The story centres around Sam a small time actor that does a lot of theatre work and seems to be a bit of a hit with the ladies. Zoe left Sam feeling a bit insecure into getting into another relationship but he meets Deborah who brings back his faith in relationships again.
Henderson manor I thought was the perfect place for a murder. The house is steeped in history and I could easily visualise it in my head. Certainly the perfect house to add a bit of mystery and eeriness to the story.
The Dead Whisper was without a doubt a book I struggled to put down. It literally had me on the edge of my seat. With a very unexpected outcome that sent me spinning, I can’t recommend this book highly enough. The perfect read for this time of year with the dark nights and not long since Halloween. For lovers of crime with a mix of the super natural, this is an absolute must read.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Dead Whisper is available to purchase from Amazon.
Emma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books. James Herbert is a firm favourite, with The Ghosts of Sleath being one of the books which pushed her to go on to create her own supernatural crime series, featuring Patrick McLaughlin. The books are based in Glasgow and there are plenty of references to the city in her work.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire. Alongside this she is also studying for a diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Practice.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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