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Little Whispers

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

You shared a secret with the wrong person.  

Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town. 

Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing and her teenage daughter, Angel, is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind.  

But then everything changes.... 

In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend?  

The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found, and police appeal for witnesses - and share a picture of the same car.... 

When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out. Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day or speak up and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect.... 

From million-copy best seller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely gripping roller-coaster ride of a listen. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers.

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Cracking Good Ending

A domestic thriller with the woman as the central character. The first half of the book revolves around school runs and mothers grouping at the school gates, their cliques, who lives in the poshest house etc. Towards the end of the book we discover what was really going on behind the social "one-upmanship". It's about who you can trust and who you should not. A cracking good ending I thought, well worth the wait.

I've come to like K. L. Slater as a writer. There's plenty going on, but not so complicated that it becomes difficult to follow.

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For thriller/mystery/suspense lovers

K L Slater back to her original 5 star storytelling! I haven't enjoyed her last few books, but pleased to say this one kept me engaged and surprised right to the end; enjoyed every minute.

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Don’t bother, very boring book not worth sticking with

Really I wouldn’t recommend this book. Boring and not worth it. Save yourself the hours!

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Brilliantly written

Listened to it back to back highly recommend this audible book could not put it down 😀

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  • 23-05-20

Not good.

The story could have been edited to about half it’s length. The main character was portrayed as naive, and the ‘evil’ ones stereotypical; the dialogue clunky. Not a great listen.

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Transparent antagonists and the main character has nothing to do with relieving the truth

If you want to read a book about a insecure woman making friends in a upper middle class neighbourhood and in the background we aren’t quite sure what her husband is doing until right at the end in an agonisingly really slow and transparent reveal then this is the book for you. She has nothing to do with the investigation instead she just keeps on saying she knows her husband is up to something and we get little hits here and there that he’s in some trouble. There’s not character development at all! Waste of my time!

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A bit of a struggle .......

Overall, this was a good story, but some of the twists were a bit predictable and it was frustrating to think ‘I know what’s coming up next’ but have to then go through another half hour of listening to be proved right.
The narrator was great. She’s a favourite of mine, but even she became a bit tedious when there was another obvious and predictable turn.

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dross, boring and regret listening to the end,<br />

narrator was good but story very lacking
very dull and last couple of chapters were better but regret wasting token and my time on this dull story even during lockdown

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  • Wendi
  • 27-05-20

Very Well Done!!

Sometimes K.L. Slater writes excellent, gripping stories that I cannot stop reading or listening to. This is one such book! I gobble it up in one sitting over night.

Little Whispers is full of complex characters with a wonderful, gripping, comprehensive story line.

A couple moves into a new neighbourhood with their son after inheriting some money from the wife's mother. They are looking forward to having some more money as the husband has a new IT job. Their son is only eight and he's going to a whole new school, and mom decides to make some friends. Pretentious and down right rude at first, the women from the new school don't seem like they are very welcoming, but eventually mom gets caught up in the web of the gossipy parents.

The husband is spending more and more time at the office and the wife is spending more and more time with her new friends. However, of course.. not everything is what it seems.

This is definitely one of the best, if not THE best Slater book I've heard. I highly recommend it!

-Wendi

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