Whisper Network (Hardcover)
Flatiron Books, 9781250319470, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 2, 2019
“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, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“If only you’d listened to us, none of this would have happened.”
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.
"If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one of Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened."
“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied
About the Author
Chandler Baker grew up in Florida, went to college in Pennsylvania, and studied law in Texas, where she now lives with her family and an ever-growing pile of books. Although she loves spinning tales with a touch of horror, she is a much bigger scaredy-cat than her stories would lead you to believe. In addition to the High School Horror series, Chandler is the author of the young adult novel, Alive.
Chandler Baker lives in Austin with her husband and toddler where she also works as a corporate attorney. She is the author of five young adult novels. Whisper Network is her adult debut.
Praise For Whisper Network: A Novel…
An Oprah Magazine's Buzziest Books of 2019
“Part page-turning thriller, part smart examination of the #MeToo movement, part feminist rallying cry, Whisper Network is a wildly entertaining and empowering tale...Baker’s insights are so on the nose that they can elicit a visceral response...Whisper Network is the satisfying “beach read” we’ve earned.”
—The Daily Beast
“A compulsively readable mystery with a strong message. Don't miss it.”
—Booklist, starred review
“This novel opens a conversation about challenging a man in power, but also contains all of the best components of a murder mystery.”
—Newsweek, Summer Books 2019: Best Buys and Beach Reads
“Viciously funny and compulsively readable, Baker's first adult novel is a feminist thriller for the #MeToo era…It's a breezy page-turner of a book, which is the brilliance of it: Under the froth is an unmistakable layer of justified rage.”
—Kirkus, starred review
"A thriller, a murder mystery, and an anthem for any woman who has ever hit a glass ceiling, been the brunt of sexual innuendo, or felt harassed in the workplace. Smart, articulate, and witty, it will resonate with a huge audience."
—Library Journal, starred review
“Fast, sharp and funny.”
—New York Post
"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, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied
“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, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“An engrossing, bracingly funny thriller…This empowering novel is sure to resonate with many readers in the #MeToo era.”
"Whisper Network is Big Little Lies meets Working Girl: a deft, honest take on what women in the workplace must endure; a fast-paced whodunit; and a gripping, #metoo-era thriller about how to fight for justice when the law isn't on your side. If your boss has done more than wink at you, if you've had to pump during a conference call, or if a man has ever taken credit for your work, then Chandler Baker's latest is a must read."
—Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June
“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, New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear
"Might just make the strongest claim yet for the thriller of the #MeToo era.”
“You’ll recognise every character in Whisper Network. Furious and relevant writing: the ultimate #metoo book.”
—Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go
"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, author of #1 NYT bestseller The Woman in the Window
“From the first page, Whisper Network is a twisty, propulsive, utterly addicting whodunit, with whip-smart, irreverent and unforgettable characters. Part murder mystery, part expose, the story takes hold of you and doesn’t let go for one heart-pounding second with its incisive commentary about harassment in the workplace with deadly consequences. Provocative, thoughtful and highly entertaining, Whisper Network is a book readers will be talking about long after they've finished reading it.”
—E. G. Scott, author of The Woman Inside
“If you love Big Little Lies (and want to sock it to the man), try Whisper Network. Part workplace thriller, part feminist call to arms…It’s The Firm meets 9 To 5. This is a juicy air-punch of a novel.”
“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.”