The Whispers by Heidi Perks

EXCERPT: I turn back to Sally, thinking of the last conversation I’d had with Grace two days ago.

‘Do you think of Heather, Anna?’ she’d asked me. ‘Do you ever think about that night like I do?’

‘No one knows Grace like I do,’ I tell Sally. ‘No one has a clue what she is capable of.’

The truth is that if Grace wants it to happen, then there is every chance a murder enquiry might open up.

ABOUT ‘THE WHISPERS’: Anna Robinson hasn’t been seen since she went on a night out with her four closest friends.

She has a loving husband and a son she adores. Surely she wouldn’t abandon them and her perfect life. . .

But what has happened to her?

At the school gates, it’s not long before the rumours start. Anna’s oldest friend Grace is beside herself with worry – desperately searching for answers, and certain that someone is hiding the truth.

With each day that passes, Anna’s life is under increasing threat. And a the pressure mounts, it won’t be long before something cracks. . .

MY THOUGHTS: No. I didn’t find this thrilling, or suspenseful. It was largely repetitive. I was considering abandoning this at 60% when there was a twist that piqued my interest. But I was soon struggling again.

The plot lacks substance, and the characters depth. They are very much cardboard cutouts. At the denouement I found myself wishing that the cliff would collapse and take the whole lot of them over the edge, but the author was determined not to give me any satisfaction.

Reading is a personal and subjective experience, and what appeals to one may not please another. So if you enjoyed the excerpt from The Whispers, and the plot outline appeals, please do go ahead and read it. Just because it wasn’t for me, doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy this.


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THE AUTHOR: Heidi Perks was born in 1973. She lives by the sea in Bournemouth with her husband and two children. She has a huge interest in what makes people tick and loves to write about family relationships, especially where some of the characters are slightly dysfunctional.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Random House UK, Cornerstone via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of The Whispers by Heidi Perks for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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2 thoughts on “The Whispers by Heidi Perks”

  1. Hahahaha cliff would collapse and take them and author denied that pleasure to you? How dare she!!

    Soooo happy I was denied this book 😂😂now I have to read it to see if I feel the same


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