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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529124262
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

The Whispers

The new impossible-to-put-down thriller from the bestselling author

The gripping new page-turner from the author of NOW YOU SEE HER tells the story of a mother who disappears, and the four women who are left behind. What has happened to her? And what secrets are hidden in her past? For fans of Liane Moriarty and Lesley Kara.


'Reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best' TONY PARSONS

'I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON

Anna Robinson hasn't been seen since she went on a night out with her four closest friends.
She has a loving husband and a son she adores. Surely she wouldn't abandon them and her perfect life...

But what has happened to her?

At the school gates, it's not long before the rumours start. Anna's oldest friend Grace is beside herself with worry - desperately searching for answers, and certain that someone is hiding the truth.

With each day that passes, Anna's life is under increasing threat. And a the pressure mounts, it won't be long before something cracks. . .

'Slick, gripping and compelling. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL

'The story of Anna and Grace's friendship and Anna's disappearance is compelling in its own right, but the real triumph emerges from Perks' skill as seeing some women for exactly who they are and what they are capable of.' DAILY MAIL
'Deliciously dark' CRIME MONTHLY
'Heidi Perks' new novel takes 'sinisterness at the school gates' to a scary new level. You'll be watching your step' JANE CORRY

'A very original, clever and gripping thriller about toxic female friendships with a killer twist. Highly recommended' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

'The Whispers is a twisty, gripping page-turner, which explores the toxic underside of female friendships. It is a heart-thumping thriller that kept me up late into the night' LUCY CLARKE

'A highly addictive and thrilling read' HEAT

'Simmering tensions and double crossings will have you racing to the dramatic finale' SUNDAY MIRROR

'Terrifically suspenseful and intriguing' LIZ NUGENT

'Absorbing and beautifully observed, I was knocked for six by the twist in this book' ROSAMUND LUPTON

'A gripping thriller' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'I really loved it. The Whispers is a big-hearted psychological thriller about the dark corners that lurk in even the closest of friendships. Heidi Perks reads like Liane Moriarty at her Big Little Lies best as she brilliantly mines the jealously, spite and rage that lurk behind the polite smiles at every school gates. Highly recommended' TONY PARSONS
Readers love Heidi's thrillers:

'This is a read not to be missed!!!'
'Family secrets, mystery and intrigue. This is the perfect book that won't disappoint'
'This is one of those books that you start to read and right from the outset it becomes completely addictive.'
'You find yourself unable to trust anyone!'
'A surprising plot and lots of twists with interesting characters. I loved the writing style and the setting of the story'
'Easily the best thriller I've read in a long time'
'Lots of twists and turns, guaranteed page-turner that keeps you guessing until the end'
'The ending took me by surprise'
'Couldn't put this one down - just one more chapter became something of a mantra!'
'I loved the book and the fact it kept me guessing till the end'

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529124262
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Heidi Perks

Heidi Perks worked as a marketing director before leaving to become a full-time mother and writer. Her first novel, Now You See Her, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Heidi is a voracious reader of crime fiction and thrillers and endlessly interested in what makes people tick. She lives in Bournemouth with her family, where she writing her next thriller.

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