The Whisperers by John Connolly

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The Whisperers
Cover of The Whisperers by John Connolly
Author(s) John Connolly
Published July 13, 2010
Publisher Atria Books
Genre(s) Horror
Age group Adult

The Whisperers by John Connolly is an adult horror/mystery/thriller novel, originally published on July 13, 2010. It is the ninth book, and tenth instalment, in the Charlie Parker series.

Trigger Warnings

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  • Ableism
  • Abusive relationship
  • Assault
  • Cancer
  • Emesis
  • Genocide
  • Gore
  • Gun violence
  • Hallucinations
  • Homophobia
    Scene of homophobic harassment, including the f slur. Challenged/called out.
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Occult
  • PTSD
    Veteran PTSD is a big focus in the book. Protagonist experiences PTSD
  • Racism
  • Rape
    Rape threats are made, but not followed through with.
  • Suicide
    Several characters are driven to suicide.
  • Terminal illness
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
    Extended and graphic drowning torture scene that also involves rape threats and knives. Other instances of torture happen off screen.
  • War
    Depictions of past war.


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Gay Black side character
  • Gay side character