By Belva Plain

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440216742, 480pp.

Publication Date: March 1994

Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couplewith two beautiful daughters and a lovely home inan exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is onthe fast track of a major corporation. Lynn isdevoted to her family and good works. But in theFerguson's closed doors hide a painful secret Lynn mustkeep from the world-and her children-at anycost... Not even the Fergusons's best friends, Josie andBruce Lehman, know of Lynn's shame. Social workerJosie sees her bruises distrusts thetoo-ambitious, too perfect Robert, and suspects the real causeof the children's increasingly disturbed behavior.But not even Josie can pierce Lynn's wall ofsilence, a wall that will not crumble until Lynn isforced to face herself-and the truth-at last. BelvaPlain's searing novel of a family's heartbreak, awoman's courage, and a subject too often talkedabout only in whispers.

About the Author
Belva Plain (1915 2010) was the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels with both period and contemporary settings and themes.

Praise For Whispers

"Subtle and intelligent." --  West Coast Review Of Books.  "Impeccably done" --Booklist.

"By getting under the  skin of each of her diverse characters, Plain  delivers a story of considerable impact."  --Publisher's Weekly.