'Reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best' TONY PARSONS
'A gripping thriller about toxic female friendships with a killer twist' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Kept me up late into the night' LUCY CLARKE
Grace's best friend Anna is missing.
She would never leave her husband and son by choice and Grace is beside herself with worry.
As Grace searches desperately for answers, everyone seems to have a different version of the truth.
Why won't Anna's husband call the police?
What secrets are the other mothers at the school gate hiding?
With each day that passes, Anna's life is under increasing threat.
The pressure is mounting and it won't be long before something cracks...
'The story of Anna and Grace's friendship and Anna's disappearance is compelling in its own right, but the real triumph emerges from Perks's skill as seeing some women for exactly who they are and what they are capable of' DAILY MAIL
PRAISE FOR HEIDI PERKS:
'I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON
'Slick, gripping and compelling. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL
'Deliciously dark' CRIME MONTHLY
'Heidi Perks' new novel takes 'sinisterness at the school gates' to a scary new level. You'll be watching your step' JANE CORRY
'A highly addictive and thrilling read' HEAT
'Simmering tensions and double crossings will have you racing to the dramatic finale' SUNDAY MIRROR
'Terrifically suspenseful and intriguing' LIZ NUGENT
'Absorbing and beautifully observed, I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON
'A gripping thriller' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'I really loved it. The Whispers is a big-hearted psychological thriller about the dark corners that lurk in even the closest of friendships. Heidi Perks reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best as she brilliantly mines the jealously, spite and rage that lurk behind the polite smiles at every school gates. Highly recommended' TONY PARSONS
The discovery of an unidentified body on a beach in Clearwater, England, kicks off this enjoyable psychological thriller from Perks (Three Perfect Liars). Grace Goodwin left Clearwater at 17 when her family moved to Australia. Now, 19 years later, she has returned with her young daughter, while her husband continues his job in Singapore. Feeling lonely, she longs to reconnect with Anna Robinson, her best friend from childhood. However, Anna has found a small group of best friends, and, try as she might, Grace just doesn't fit in. After a girls' night out at the pub, Anna goes missing, and Grace seems to be the only one who believes that harm may have come to her. With each passing day, Grace's anguish rises. The suspense builds as Perks sets up expectations only to tease them apart, leaving the reader with a series of enticing questions, such as who is lying and why, and how far anyone might go to protect oneself. Only some repetition in the middle section suggests the author is a tad off her game. This disturbing view of toxic friendships will resonate with many. Agent: Nelle Andrew, Peters, Fraser, & Dunlop (U.K.).
This book was decent, I found the read okay I wasn’t jumping to carry on reading but I wanted to see what happened in the end. The twists weren’t crazy and the end wasn’t anything amazing but I enjoyed reading it. It’s a light & easy read
Another book you just can’t put down! Great story with the twists and turns you want.
Looking forward to reading another one of her books.
Definitely recommend this one *****
What an amazing book I could not put it down it is action packed from the beginning and the story detailing leaves you wanting to read to the end.