Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 44 minutes
First Published: 2019
For years, whispers about how he treats women have followed Ames as he has moved up the corporate ladder at TruViv, Inc. Working alongside Ames, Sloane, Ardie, and Grace each have their own perceptions of him. When the CEO dies, the board is eyeing Ames for promotion and the three women are eying him for another reason: his inappropriate advances toward a new hire. At what point is enough, enough?
Although there is an overarching suspicious death investigation, I’d classify Whisper Network as a drama more than a thriller. I liked how Baker tackled the #MeToo movement (and loved her author’s note), showcasing some of the gray areas and hesitations when it comes to reporting workplace conduct. However, the unique formatting slowed the story way down, making this slow-burn mystery a little too slow for my taste.
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.
About Chandler Baker
Chandler Baker is a corporate attorney and the author of the High School Horror series; a young adult novel, Alive; and three adult novels, Whisper Network, Cutting Teeth, and The Husbands. She currently lives in Austin, Texas. Visit the author’s website →