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.
I have read all of K L Slater’s previous novels and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Her ability to tell a chilling tale is exceptional and ‘Little Whispers is no different.
The story is told mainly from Janey’s viewpoint as her husband gets a new, better paid job, they move house to somewhere lovely and Janey wants to be accepted by those who live in the same prestigious street. There is an underlying problem in that Janey remembers her mother always saying not to trust people and, from the beginning of the novel, we learn that her mother told Janey something awful before she died.
Her life seems to be changing and as she becomes close to the women from Buckingham Crescent, she lets her guard down and tells her deep secrets to one of the new friends.
The plot twists and turns throughout and there are times when I wondered what was coming next.
A brilliant read and highly recommended. Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and KL Slater for the ARC in return for my honest review.
About the author
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairy-tale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham.
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