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The queen of psychological suspense is back with another propulsive read—The Whispers is sure to be the most talked about book this summer. 

If you devoured The Push, then you’ve been anxiously awaiting the next bestseller from Canadian author Ashley Audrain, and we’re here to assure you that it’s every bit as shocking, suspenseful, exhilarating, and bang-it-out-of-the-park brilliant as her stunning debut novel. Who’s ready to dive in?

A synopsis that will give you chills….

The Whispers takes readers into the quiet streets and back gardens of suburbia, where the lives of four families are forever changed when the unthinkable happens.

On Harlow Street, the well-to-do neighbour­hood couples and their children gather for a barbecue as the summer winds down. Everything is fabulous until Whitney, the picture-perfect hostess, explodes in fury because her son disobeys her. Everyone at the party hears her exquisite veneer crack—loud and clear. Before long, that same young boy falls from his bedside window in the middle of the night. And then his mother can only sit by her son’s hospital bed, where his life hangs in the balance.

Over the course of a tense three days, the women of the neighbourhood grapple with what led to that terrible night. People-pleasing Blair, Whitney’s best friend, suspects something isn’t as it seems. Rebecca, the ER doctor who helps treat Whit­ney’s son, has struggled to have a child of her own. And the all-knowing Mara, the older woman next door, watches everyone’s world unravel from her front porch.

As expected, praise for The Whispers is off the charts…

“Enticing, nuanced, and unflinching, The Whispers opens a secret portal into the private lives of women in suburbia.”

—Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid

“The Whispers is spellbinding, a shimmering, visceral ride through the dark side of family, of community, of womanhood and mothering. Nobody delves as deep into the guts of motherhood as Ashley Audrain, she really is in a league of her own.”

—Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Family Remains

“The queen of psychological drama.”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Just the Nicest Couple

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