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The Whispers

The Whispers

The new impossible-to-put-down thriller from the bestselling author



'Reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best' TONY PARSONS
'A gripping thriller about toxic female friendships with a killer twist' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Kept me up late into the night' LUCY CLARKE

Grace's best friend Anna is missing.

She would never leave her husband and son by choice and Grace is beside herself with worry.

As Grace searches desperately for answers, everyone seems to have a different version of the truth.

Why won't Anna's husband call the police?

What secrets are the other mothers at the school gate hiding?

With each day that passes, Anna's life is under increasing threat.

The pressure is mounting and it won't be long before something cracks...

'The story of Anna and Grace's friendship and Anna's disappearance is compelling in its own right, but the real triumph emerges from Perks's skill as seeing some women for exactly who they are and what they are capable of' DAILY MAIL


'I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON

'Slick, gripping and compelling. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL

'Deliciously dark' CRIME MONTHLY

'Heidi Perks' new novel takes 'sinisterness at the school gates' to a scary new level. You'll be watching your step' JANE CORRY

'A highly addictive and thrilling read' HEAT

'Simmering tensions and double crossings will have you
racing to the dramatic finale' SUNDAY MIRROR

'Terrifically suspenseful and intriguing' LIZ NUGENT

'Absorbing and beautifully observed, I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON

'A gripping thriller'

'I really loved it. The Whispers is a big-hearted psychological thriller about the dark corners that lurk in even the closest of friendships. Heidi Perks reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best as she brilliantly mines the jealously, spite and rage that lurk behind the polite smiles at every school gates. Highly recommended' TONY PARSONS

About the author

Heidi Perks

Heidi Perks is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Now You See Her, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Come Back for Me, Three Perfect Liars, The Whispers and The Other Guest. The Last Resort is her sixth novel. Heidi is a voracious reader of crime and thrillers and is fascinated by the darker side of our closest relationships. Heidi lives in Bournemouth with her husband and two children.
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