Hello again everyone! Thanks for popping by today.
I’m back today with a review of Little Whispers by K.L. Slater.
*Disclaimer – I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you will find my personal review and star rating…but first here is the description from NetGalley.
You shared a secret with the wrong person.
Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town.
Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing, and her teenage daughter Angel is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind.
But then everything changes…
In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend?
The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found and police appeal for witnesses – and share a picture of the same car…
When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out.
Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day. Or speak up, and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect…
From million-copy bestseller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely unputdownable roller-coaster ride of a read. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers.
My Review :
The premise of this book hooked me in, and the plot kept me reading. Now, there was a time in the middle that I struggled to keep going. I wasn’t as engaged as I would have liked to have been, but I finished the book – and am so glad that I did.
I never would have guessed what Janey’s secret was. Not even close. To be carrying such a huge burden of a terrifying family secret, well, it’s no wonder she wanted to confide in someone.
I absolutely do not blame Janey one bit for falling in with the popular girls. I think that as women, we crave those deep friendships especially after a huge upheaval like moving.
Isaac, well you almost end up feeling sorry for the guy. (At least, I did.) He only wanted to give the best to his family, and got caught up in doing whatever it took. I think that ends up being some innate thing that a lot of us try to do for those we love.
In the end, I was completely off base by the end of this story – and I enjoyed that. Sometimes it’s no fun when you know exactly who the villain is.
I’d recommend this book. It’s fun, and twisted, and suspenseful.