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Book Review: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

I love following Reese’s book club picks and since hearing this one had made the cut, I was dying to sink my teeth into it! This also made my Top Pick for July – a joint place this month with Lock Every Door.

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Genre: Fiction, Suspense/Mystery

BUG Rating: 4.5/5

Overall: I LOVED this book. It’s perfectly timely to the important #MeToo movement. I found the story fascinating and incredibly realistic. The book was so well written and suspense is maintained until the very end. I also loved loved how Chandler structured the book; mostly following a chronological order, broken up with dispositions and employee statements (loved this element). The characters were fantastic too (I want to say I loved them – but I feel I’ve used this word already too many times 🙂 ) I struggled to put this book down. The author’s note did not disappoint either. This is always probably my favourite part. It really brought the whole story together and helped us readers understand Chandler’s inspiration/own experiences. In 3 words: Explosive, Brilliant and Relevant!

We started to wonder: By whispering, whose secrets were we keeping anyway – ours or theirs? Whose interests did our silence ultimately protect.

Plot:

Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO—what will happen when they decide enough is enough?

Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who 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. Ames is a complicated man, a man they’ve all known for a long time, a man who’s always been surrounded by…whispers. Whispers that have always been ignored by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching Ames’s latest promotion differently. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough. 

Sloane and her colleagues set in motion a catastrophic shift within every floor and department of the Truviv offices. All four women’s lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result.


Pros:

+ Everything – the characters, every one of them. I even appreciated the details and realistic count of Ames that Chandler created!

+ Novel Structure – broken up with the depositions/interviews it really kept up the suspense and kept me hooked

+ The ‘twists’ – rather the unpredictable ‘What else did Ames do’ elements

Cons:

– I really loved it all!

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