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 bestseller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely unputdownable roller-coaster ride of a read. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers.
Gosh, I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book!
This novel has a great storyline. It feels a bit like one of those American television shows with the neighbourhood and the women always being immaculately turned out. Either that or one of those reality shows.
Things for Janey couldn’t be going much better when they move into their new home in a much better area. Her husband’s job is better paid, so they don’t have the constant money worries as well as her getting friendly with the in crowd of mums. I couldn’t help getting a bad feeling though and screaming at her in my head to be careful.
The twists and turns this story takes sent me dizzy towards the end. I had absolutely no clue at just how this story would play out but I definitely didn’t expect anything like how it did. There is the odd chapter that is set in the past of which kept me on my toes as I tried desperately to see how that was going to fit in with what was going on in Janey’s life.
Little Whispers is a wonderfully dark and devious tale that grabbed me from the very first page. Janey’s new life and her new friendships had me fully absorbed and I enjoyed getting to know these characters better. If you love a story where things arn’t quite what they seem and discovering shocking secrets, you are going to love this book.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Little Whispers is available to purchase from Amazon.
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.