Whisper Network

Whisper Network

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'WOW what a read... A book for the women of today. I loved it!!!!!'

'I am still thinking about Whisper Network weeks after reading the last page'

'I could not put this book down'

'Do yourself a favour ladies and read this well-paced, witty and ballsy homage to working women everywhere'

'Furious and relevant... I loved it so much' CLARE MACKINTOSH

***THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***
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'Ms. Sandberg was right about something. We had to lean in. It was the only way to hear the whispers...'

Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked in the same legal office for years. The sudden death of the firm'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 latest promotion for Ames differently.

This time, they've decided enough is enough.

Sloane and her colleagues' decision to take a stand sets in motion something catastrophic and unstoppable: lies will be uncovered, secrets will be exposed and not everyone will survive. All their lives - as women, colleagues, mothers, adversaries - will be changed for ever.

'Add another great book to your beach bag! This story has 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!'
REESE WITHERSPOON

'It's The Firm meets 9 To 5. This is a juicy air-punch of a novel'
ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY, GRAZIA

'Slick, smart, fierce, it's Big Little Lies set against attorneys and recast in the light of #MeToo. Relevant, resonant and rage inducing'
SARAH VAUGHAN

'A barnstorming modern novel'
EVENING STANDARD MAGAZINE

'Smart, witty and scarily relateable... this is going to get everyone talking'
FABULOUS MAGAZINE

'Witty and timely will make you cheer for sisterhood'
LIV CONSTANTINE

'A timely and apposite #MeToo novel, but also a clever thriller, which highlights the many ways in which women are discriminated against in the workplace'
SARA MANNING RED MAGAZINE

'A primal roar of a novel. A fantastic read'
RILEY SAGER

'A thriller for the #metoo era'
LUCY MANGAN, STYLIST
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 36mm | 600g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751575143
  • 9780751575149
  • 72,759

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A delectable read * Refinery29 * Big Little Lies meets Working Girl -- Miranda Beverly-Whittemore In the midst of a police investigation and meetings involving suits and counter suits, Baker works in succinct statements about the quandaries of modern women: torn between motherhood and work, plagued with guilt about nearly everything, suppressing their femininity while being undervalued because of their sex, and schooled in secrecy. These truths serve to bolster the plot, not distract from it, and the result is a compulsively readable mystery with a strong message. Don't miss it. * Booklist * Baker's caustic debut - about four women working in corporate America who all have secrets about their new male boss - might just make the strongest claim yet for the thriller of the #MeToo era. * Oprah Magazine * Viciously funny and compulsively readable... [Whisper Network] is a breezy page-turner of a book, which is the brilliance of it: Under the froth is an unmistakable layer of justified rage. * Kirkus * Compelling and disturbing. Pierces right to the centre of the current zeitgeist. -- Carole Matthews This book is gonna be huge... Topical, unflinching and sharp -- Eva Woods * author of How To Be Happy * Whisper Network manages to be provocative, timely, and a ripping good read: A murder mystery and a manifesto all rolled up into one. I couldn't put it down. -- Janelle Brown * NYTimes bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear * Big Little Lies in a Texas power suit...[Baker] captures keenly what it means to be a modern woman in an old boys' world. * Entertainment Weekly * A great read . . . This has a huge buzz in the book world already and deservedly so! You'll wanna take this one on vacation with you -- Laura Jane Williams A clever whodunit that confronts what it's like to a working woman right now * Good Housekeeping * 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 * bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish * The best thrillers are those that leave us wondering if we're actually reading fiction. Chandler Baker has given us that kind of book. -- Christina Dalcher * author of Vox * It's Nine to Five on speed. This preternaturally timely novel - provocative, disturbing, and (dare I say it?) surprisingly fun - is serrated as a kitchen knife, and twice as sharp. I read it with horror. I read it with pleasure. I'll read it again. -- A.J. Finn * bestselling author of The Woman in the Window * Smart, witty and scarily relatable in this #MeToo era, this is going to get everyone talking. * Sun, Fabulous Magazine * [A] gripping thriller about #MeToo in the workplace - pack Whisper Network by Chandler Baker for a page-turning read' * ELLE * A timely and apposite #MeToo novel, but also a clever thriller, which highlights the many ways in which women are discriminated against in the workplace -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine * A fierce and funny #MeToo thriller set in the corporate world * New York Times * Woah. What an incredible page turner. Simply loved Whisper Network -- Heidi Perks * author of Now You See Her * What do you get if you mix Big Little Lies with the #MeToo scandal? This perfect-for-now tale of four women who take a stand against their misogynistic boss, with results none of them could have foreseen. A barnstorming modern novel * Evening Standard Magazine * Part work-based thriller, part feminist call to arms... It's The Firm meets 9-5. This is a juicy air-punch of a novel -- Alexandra Heminsley * Grazia * A thriller for the #metoo era -- Lucy Mangan * Stylist * Don't be fooled by its title. Whisper Network is a primal roar of a novel. Furiously funny and just plain furious, it's as timely as today's headlines and as big-hearted as your best work friend. A fantastic read. -- Riley Sager * bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied * Slick, smart, fierce, it's Big Little Lies set against attorneys and recast in the light of #metoo. Relevant, resonant and rage inducing. -- Sarah Vaughan You'll recognise every character in Whisper Network. Furious and relevant writing: the ultimate #metoo book. I loved it so much. -- Clare Mackintosh This is a poolside treat. One of those novels you put down reluctantly and long to get back to all day... A great read, brilliantly written, in which class, betrayal and friendship take centre stage. -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail * Add another great book to your beach bag! This story has 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! -- Reese Witherspoon
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About Chandler Baker

Chandler Baker grew up in Florida, went to college at the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at the University of Texas. She now lives in Austin with her husband, young daughter and baby son, where in addition to writing, she practices corporate law. Chandler has ghostwritten a series of YA novels that have sold over one million copies and Whisper Network is her first adult novel.


Follow her on Instagram @chandlerbakerbooks and Twitter @cbakerbooks or visit her website at chandlerbakerbooks.com
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Rating details

21,604 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 19% (3,998)
4 40% (8,666)
3 32% (6,909)
2 8% (1,636)
1 2% (395)
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