THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A fresh, fierce and furious thriller of working motherhood, female friendship and what it means to be a wife, mother, colleague, woman
Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of the CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Ames has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge.
But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they've decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues' decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive.
'A delicious and timely thriller' New York Times Book Review
'A workplace murder mystery that happens in today's #MeToo era. It's honest, timely and completely thrilling - I was so surprised to find out who the murderer was!'
'If you love Big Little Lies try Whisper Network. Part workplace thriller, part feminist call to arms...It's The Firm meets 9 To 5' Grazia
'Fast, sharp and funny' New York Post
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Chandler Baker’s Whisper Network is a powerful, heartbreaking must-read that’s perfect for the #MeToo era. The story follows a group of female colleagues and the information they share about their workplace experiences–including hushed-up sexual encounters, manipulative superiors and damaging, false accusations. Each chapter begins with a court transcript in the near-future, which hints at the drama that’s to come, without giving too much away. Baker’s timely novel is well written, brilliantly suspenseful and all too believable.
YA author Baker (Alive) makes her adult debut with an engrossing, bracingly funny thriller. For too long, fear of career suicide has kept the women of Truviv, a Dallas-based athletic apparel brand, quiet about Ames Garrett, the company's general counsel, known throughout the company as a sexual predator. With Ames's promotion to CEO imminent, three of Truviv's female attorneys dynamo Sloane Glover; down-to-earth, recently divorced Ardie Valdez; and overwhelmed new mom Grace Stanton inch toward finally taking action. Sloane starts by adding Ames's name to a high-visibility, supposedly anonymous online spreadsheet, the Beware of Asshole Dallas Men list. When a shaken Katherine Bell, the legal department's freshest hire, complains to the trio, also members of the department, that their boss has become sexually aggressive with her, Sloane persuades Ardie and Grace to join her in taking legal action. The women get more than they bargained for in the ensuing fireworks, which include a death and a lawsuit. Baker, a corporate lawyer and the mother of a toddler, clearly knows her protagonists' conflicting professional and personal worlds, though she goes a bit overboard with plot twists toward the end. This empowering novel is sure to resonate with many readers in the #MeToo era.
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This book is cleverly written with an intriguing storyline that will keep you turning page after page, not quite believing what is happening. Many Working women will identify with these strong female characters in their roles as mothers, employees, wives and friends. A great read.