The Whispers

The Whispers

The explosive new novel from the bestselling author of The Push


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The second novel from the author of THE PUSH, 2021's most explosive Sunday Times bestseller!

'Utterly addictive' Paula Hawkins on The Push


One morning on Harlow Lane, four families' lives are changed forever.

Whitney Loverly can only sit by her son's hospital bed after he falls from his bedroom window in the middle of the night. She refuses to speak to anyone.

Back at home, the Loverlys' neighbours must reckon with their own roles in the tragedy - their selfless best friends who live across the street, the ambitious Goldsteins who desperately want a family of their own, and the quiet elderly couple who spend their days people watching on the front porch.

But what happens next, when over the course of a week, the hidden and explosive truths that connect these families must come out?

Exploring envy, motherhood and the intuitions that we silence, this is a novel that asks what happens when good people make bad choices.

Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies.

Praise for THE PUSH:
'Set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition' Lisa Jewell
'Gripping' Guardian
'Sustains the suspense expertly' Sunday Times
'Keeps the reader hooked' Grazia
'Jet-black' Abigail Dean
'Provocative, compulsive' Vogue
'Riveting, thought-provoking' Daily Mail
'Bold' Heat

©2023 Ashley Audrain (P)2023 Penguin Audio


  • 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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