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The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi Review

Title: The Whisperer

Author: Donato Carrisi

First published January 1, 2009

432 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9780316194723 (ISBN10: 0316194727)

Rating: 4.18


The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi is an electrifying thriller that has taken the world by storm. In the depths of a forest, six severed arms are discovered arranged in a mysterious circle.

Five of them belong to young girls who have gone missing, while the identity of the sixth remains a mystery. Despite their expertise, lead investigators Mila Vasquez and Goran Gavila are at a loss as to the whereabouts of the girls’ bodies.

As the investigation progresses, the evidence leads them in a direction that raises more questions than answers. The investigators begin to suspect that they have been set up to take the fall for what appears to be a hopeless case.

Are they dealing with a copycat criminal, or is it all a coincidence? As they delve deeper into the case, Gavila and Vasquez’s lives become increasingly intertwined.

The Whisperer is a gripping, intelligent thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

About the Author

Born in 1973, Donato Carrisi pursued his studies in law and criminology. He has been working as a TV screenwriter since 1999.

Carrisi’s debut novel, which earned him five literary awards, has been sold in almost twenty countries and has been translated into multiple languages including French, Danish, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Carrisi currently resides in Rome.

Editoral Review

Donato Carrisi’s The Whisperer is a gripping thriller that keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. First published in 2009, it quickly became an international bestseller, and for good reason.

Carrisi’s writing style is taut and suspenseful, with well-crafted characters and a plot that constantly surprises.

The Whisperer follows the story of a group of detectives investigating a series of murders that seem to be connected to a notorious serial killer who has been imprisoned for years. As the investigation unfolds, the detectives realize that the killer is not acting alone, and that there may be a sinister force behind the murders.

Carrisi’s characters are complex and nuanced, with their own personal demons and motivations driving their actions. The setting of the novel, a small Italian town, adds to the sense of claustrophobia and tension as the detectives race against time to stop the killer.

The themes of The Whisperer are dark and chilling, exploring the nature of evil and the lengths people will go to in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. The novel is not for the faint of heart, as some of the scenes are graphic and disturbing.

Despite its strengths, The Whisperer is not without its flaws. Some readers may find the pacing to be slow in places, and the ending may feel rushed and unresolved for some.

Additionally, some of the plot twists may feel contrived or too convenient.

Overall, however, The Whisperer is a worthwhile read for fans of the thriller genre. Carrisi’s writing is skillful and engaging, and the novel is sure to keep readers hooked until the very end.

It is a testament to the power of storytelling and the human capacity for both good and evil.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. While not perfect, The Whisperer is a well-crafted and suspenseful thriller that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.