You can always rely on Kim to deliver a book that you don’t want to put down and Little Whispers is no different. I was reading until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer! Honestly these books aren’t good for my sleeping patterns!
Janey Markham has had a lot to endure recently. She gave up her job as a teaching assistant to nurse her dying mother. It was a stressful time and without the money that she earned at the school they were living beyond their means and struggling with debts and a mortgage. When husband Isaac gets an amazing new job they quickly find themselves moving to a new town and a much bigger house in Buckingham Crescent. Its an affluent area with some lovely – and huge – houses and Janey begins to fear that they won’t fit in. She’s used to doing the school run in leggings and a t-shirt not the designer clothing that her new neighbours all seem to be sporting.
After a rocky start she is befriended by Tanya, a glossy sophisticated mother who draws Janey into her social circle. Accepted by the group Janey starts to let her guard down and in a moment of weakness, after too many glasses of champagne, she shares her darkest and most revealing secret. Can she really trust these women with the shocking truth or is this the beginning of the end.
Like all of K L Slater’s books this twists round and round, she is a master of misdirection and I can honestly say that I really didn’t predict that ending.
Supplied by Net Galley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.
UK publication date: May 21 2020. 259 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.