The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019).
**4.5 out of 5 stars**
Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked for the Truviv law firm for years. The CEO has just died and it looks like their boss, Ames, is going to take over. Ames is a complicated man who has always been surrounded by whispers. But the women have had enough. The whispers become chatter, the chatter becomes loud and then louder still as the women unknowingly set in motion a catastrophic shift throughout the office. A shift that will lead to lies being uncovered, secrets exposed and not everyone will survive.
This book kept popping up on my Facebook and Instagram feed so I couldn’t help but notice it. I can definitely see why there is a lot of hype around it and I’d have to agree that this book is worth talking about. Aside from being a thoroughly good read, there is an important message in this book in line with the “metoo” hashtag movement and victims standing up to their abusers. I’d encourage readers to make sure they read the author’s note for her motivations in writing this story. The book follows the four women named in the synopsis as well as having an unknown narrator at the beginning of many chapters. What I really liked about these women is that they felt realistic with their own personalities and ‘real’ flaws; I could easily imagine these women as real people. Even though the time period is not that long in the book, it felt like it was quite fast moving and I didn’t really want to put it down. I’d highly recommend this book and I would be surprised if it doesn’t eventually get made into a movie/TV series.