The Whispers

The Whispers

The explosive new novel from the bestselling author of The Push



The second novel from the internationally bestselling author of THE PUSH

‘An ending you’ll have to read twice to believe’ New York Times

'A shimmering, visceral ride through the dark side of family, of community, of womanhood and mothering. She really is in a league of her own' Lisa Jewell

‘Unforgettable’ Claire Douglas

'A beautifully observed exploration of what it means to be a woman'
Sarah Pearse


The incident happens in the middle of the night.
Whitney Loverly’s place: the grandest house on Harlow Street.

Friends, neighbours and the authorities gather to piece together the events of the last twenty-four hours.
There’s talk of secrets, lies. Betrayals.

Once the envy of all, is Whitney Loverly – CEO, wife, mother – about to fall?

Behind closed doors the whispering has started.
But where will it end?


‘A cracking psychological thriller. Keeps you guessing to the final pages’ Heat

‘A punchy page-turner about motherhood, sacrifice and the huge expectations we force on to women’
Good Housekeeping

'I loved this book' Miranda Cowley Heller

'A masterwork: a page-turner, a searing emotional rollercoaster and a beautifully-written hymn to the pain, the love, the fury of motherhood . . . sensational' Rosie Walsh

'Deeply thrilling and provocative . . a truly masterful novel' Nita Prose


  • Thought-provoking and gripping, this is worthy of all the praise coming its way
    HEAT, Book of the Week

About the author

Ashley Audrain

ASHLEY AUDRAIN's debut novel THE PUSH is a New York Times, Sunday Times and #1 international bestseller, and a Good Morning America book club pick. It's been translated into 38 languages, and a limited television series is currently in development. Ashley previously worked as publicity director of Penguin Books Canada, and prior to that, worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. THE WHISPERS is her second novel.
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