The Murmurings (Hardcover)

By Carly Anne West

Simon Pulse, 9781442441798, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/4/2014)

List Price: 16.99*
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A teen starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this “atmospheric, paranormal chiller (that) will appeal to fans of Stephen King” (VOYA).

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not….

About the Author

Carly Anne West is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at

Praise For The Murmurings


"Satisfyingly disturbing."

"The perfect mix of horror and psychological thriller. Jaw-dropping."

"This creepy debut has a supernatural mystery that readers will want to solve."

"This atmospheric, paranormal chiller will appeal to fans of Stephen King."