The Whispers

The Whispers

The explosive new novel from the bestselling author of The Push


The captivating new novel from the author of the explosive Sunday Times bestseller, THE PUSH

Spellbinding, a shimmering, visceral ride through the dark side of family' LISA JEWELL

'I absolutely loved this book' MIRANDA COWLEY HELLER

'A beautifully observed exploration of what it means to be a woman' SARAH PEARSE

'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


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?


The Whispers is a darkly psychological portrait of couples in crisis and families in free fall.

'A chilling psychodrama about motherhood and community' i PAPER

'You will devour this. A brilliant, honest read about families in crisis' Woman & Home

'Riveting... a fearless deep dive into the real internal lives of women. The Whispers is a brilliant, deeply affecting novel you won't soon forget' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

'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, bestselling author of The Man Who Didn't Call


  • 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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