AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“Honest, timely, and completely thrilling.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)
“Part page-turning thriller, part smart examination of the #MeToo movement, part feminist rallying cry…Whisper Network is the satisfying “beach read” we’ve earned.”
—The Daily Beast
Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who 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 aren’t willing to let it go. This time, 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. All of their lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result.
"If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one of Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened."
“Exciting and sprinkled with razor-sharp insights about what it is to be a woman today, Whisper Network is a witty and timely story that will make you cheer for sisterhood.”—Liv Constantine, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Consider this a Big Little Lies for the #MeToo era. Chandler Baker’s first adult novel opens with a bang—the death of a Dallas-based CEO—and keeps ratcheting up from there, thanks to the looming promotion of a power-hungry male executive. When a list of local men who have behaved badly begins circulating around the city, a cluster of women in the office must reckon with their own past experiences. Baker’s skill at unspooling the many secrets held by Ardie, Sloane, Grace, and Rosalita, combined with her dissection of the darker sides of corporate politics, gives Whisper Network urgency until its final page.
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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Great read for all women in the work place
Sad how prevalent this issue is. Great to have a book with an author who is willing to speak such truths.
Must Read for all Women
This book was a refreshing look at the various forms of sexual harassment that most women have endured for their entire lifetimes, most-including myself-who until recently have assumed that this is just part of life as a female. One that we need to correct for the next generation of our amazing, smart and talented girls. It was an enjoyable read with endearing characters, speaking about a very real topic that still has so much work to be (un)done.
Whisper Network speaks loud and clear on women living in a man’s world
You don’t have to be a feminist to appreciate these characters just trying to succeed in their careers, marriages, motherhood. You will surely find a character that resonates with you. Chandler Baker hit it out of the park on her debut adult novel. Can’t wait to see what’s next