Whisper Network

Whisper Network

Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO—what will happen when they decide enough is enough?Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who 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. Ames...

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Title:Whisper Network
Author:Chandler Baker
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Whisper Network Reviews

  • leslie hamod

    Extraordinary read! Transcends imagination! This combines thriller, general fiction and womens issues. A book I couldn't help but read straight through.

    A novel which hits every nerve. A book of betrayal. A book that made me weep tears of experience.

    Women work jobs which seemed out of reach in my young up and coming years. But as high administration, I signed away my rights to legal action for a two week check and a nondisclosure agreement.

    Ignorance, lies and stories which circulate destroy

    Extraordinary read! Transcends imagination! This combines thriller, general fiction and womens issues. A book I couldn't help but read straight through.

    A novel which hits every nerve. A book of betrayal. A book that made me weep tears of experience.

    Women work jobs which seemed out of reach in my young up and coming years. But as high administration, I signed away my rights to legal action for a two week check and a nondisclosure agreement.

    Ignorance, lies and stories which circulate destroy reputations. Ruin future prospects. These issues affect both men and women. Because, although the majority of cases are true, some are not. And the scars are permanent.

    Laws to protect an employee following the termination of a job, especially by the employee, are not observed.

    Whispers destroy careers.

    Lies begin with whispers.

    And whispers stay in your ears forever. Rumbling around as regret, what might have happened,if only....

    This book will have you wondering, about who is guilty, who is lying and who caused a death.

    Read and learn.

    Impeccably written. Incredibly real characters and plot gifted by the gods!

    Highly recommended! A MUST READ!

  • Paromjit

    Chandler Baker has written an unflinching must read novel for our times, for every generation of women and girls of a family and perhaps, even more pertinent, for every man and boy to read. In this story, we are immersed into our #MeToo contemporary world, set in Dallas, and the Truviv corporation, and its power structures, politics and culture. Four women, Ardie, Sloane and Grace, in house lawyers in the department of North American Legal Affairs, and cleaner Rosalita, a single mom with young

    Chandler Baker has written an unflinching must read novel for our times, for every generation of women and girls of a family and perhaps, even more pertinent, for every man and boy to read. In this story, we are immersed into our #MeToo contemporary world, set in Dallas, and the Truviv corporation, and its power structures, politics and culture. Four women, Ardie, Sloane and Grace, in house lawyers in the department of North American Legal Affairs, and cleaner Rosalita, a single mom with young son, Saloman, have worked for the company for years. Their world is rocked when the current CEO, Desmond Bankole dies suddenly, leaving a vacuum at the top, there are whispers that their boss, the General Counsel, Ames Garrett, is the man most likely to succeed as CEO. Perturbed by this possibility and the entry of a new woman into the department, Katherine Bell and her experiences, the women embark on a series of actions that is to have their lives begin to catastrophically unravel after a death.

    Interwoven into the narrative are snippets of depositions, cross-examinations, and police interviews. Circulating below the radar in Dallas are rumours of a online network list compiled by women for women of men to beware of. Having put up with the arrogant Ames, a manipulative and underhand man, the women have finally reached the point where enough is enough. They are a close knit group of women, flawed, but supportive of each other, although their relationships with each other do experience the occasional bad patch. Sloane's young socially awkward daughter, Abigail, is being bullied at school and on social media, and Abigail's treatment by senior staff at her school outlines just how differently girls are treated in comparison to boys. When it comes to protecting her daughter, Sloane is a fierce and formidable force of nature. The police entertain and probe the possibility that a death is murder, and the women find themselves facing a nightmare of a public and corporate PR backlash, one which threatens to destroy and impoverish them in a twisted tale that includes secrets, sexism, discrimination, harrassment, and sexual abuse.

    Baker provides a plethora of rich descriptions and commentary of what women face in corporate environments, a chorus of voices based on real life facts, the whole shebang of real life horrors. Then there are the details of what happens to a woman's body and mental health after giving birth through the character of Grace. There will be recognition of much of what is laid out in the narrative, it is disturbing just how much of it will resonate, mitigated only slightly by the support found in other courageous women. Baker does not shy away from the reality of how some women can make an unbearable situation experienced by other women so much worse. Perhaps the scariest and most unsettling aspect is laid out in just how early negative experiences can be embedded in women with the portrayal of young Abigail's treatment by her school. This is a smart, thought provoking, and uneasy read, celebrating women's supportive friends and networks, the problems they face negotiating the minefield that is corporate culture and the men that would exploit and take advantage of them. A brilliant and relevant read, part thriller, that additionally outlines the impossible pressures society, corporations and women put on themselves to be perfect, without a doubt this is a book that I recommend highly. Many thanks to Little, Brown for an ARC.

  • Holly  B

    4.5 STARS

    If you are tired of predictable thrillers that seem too formulaic, give this time bomb of secrets, lies, and regrets a go! It still has the feel of a thriller,

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    I was drawn into the whole atmosphere of Truviv, Inc. The tension that developed after the CEO's sudden death, what that would mean for the women who had worked there for years, and the anxiety that surrounded his replacement. This

    4.5 STARS

    If you are tired of predictable thrillers that seem too formulaic, give this time bomb of secrets, lies, and regrets a go! It still has the feel of a thriller,

    .

    I was drawn into the whole atmosphere of Truviv, Inc. The tension that developed after the CEO's sudden death, what that would mean for the women who had worked there for years, and the anxiety that surrounded his replacement. This prompts an increase in

    I felt like I really got to know the women and was happy they supported each other. So much to think about!

    When the women decide 

     things get wildly out of control and the consequences to everyone's actions come into question.

    I enjoyed the structure of the eye-accounts, past/present chapters, deposition transcripts,  employee statements and interviews. It really kept the story moving and interesting.

    A timely, important topic and a shocker of an ending! Highly Recommend!

    Thanks to Flat Iron Books for my advanced copy! OUT ON JULY 2, 2019

     

  • Meredith

    This is part mystery part women’s fiction, and part social commentary told through the voices of four women. They are done covering for their predator of a boss. They hear the whispers that surround him--they have been subjects of the gossip. Some are his victims, while others have been

    This is part mystery part women’s fiction, and part social commentary told through the voices of four women. They are done covering for their predator of a boss. They hear the whispers that surround him--they have been subjects of the gossip. Some are his victims, while others have been compliant in covering up his crimes. Their jobs, reputations, and marriages are at stake so they pretend nothing ever happened. They just try and function day to day without focusing on what was done to them or still being done to them. They are vulnerable, real, and raw. They aren’t always the best people, but when it comes time to stand up for one another, they take charge.

    They decide to stop whispering and speak up. While they were prepared to have to defend themselves in the process of speaking up, what they weren’t prepared to face was being accused of murder.

    I have to say I didn’t love these characters; they are not the most likable, but they grew on me. By the end, I felt like I knew them and I was surprised by how emotional I was reading the final pages.

    I won a copy of this book in a GR giveaway!

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Four powerful, provocative, remarkable, outstanding, effective, encouraging, the women’s story who knows to say no and who are ready to fight back stars!!!

    This is amazing mashup of Big Little Lies’ office version and 80’s movie( Tomlin, Parton, Fonda) Nine to Five’s dramatic version takes place at now! Add some media power and sexual abuse cases! We have a great book in our hands!

    Imagine a business world dominated by powerful men who see women as expendable objects, needed to be terminated if

    Four powerful, provocative, remarkable, outstanding, effective, encouraging, the women’s story who knows to say no and who are ready to fight back stars!!!

    This is amazing mashup of Big Little Lies’ office version and 80’s movie( Tomlin, Parton, Fonda) Nine to Five’s dramatic version takes place at now! Add some media power and sexual abuse cases! We have a great book in our hands!

    Imagine a business world dominated by powerful men who see women as expendable objects, needed to be terminated if they create any small obstacles on their way to climb the highest stairs to the top of the world. We don’t need to imagine! Because this is not a fiction. We’re living in this world described meticulously and impeccably on this book! There is no exaggeration. Every word is so true!

    Corporate business life resembles a chaotic jungle and still Darwin’s theory of “Survival of the fittest” stands! So the women have to wear boxing gloves and sharpen their knives or nails, pick up their best weapon to fight back and survive to be a leader or take a permanent place at this jungle. (Which means we need to learn how to be a wild animal!)

    Everything started with the whispers at the restrooms on this book. Then whispers get louder and turned into the speeches and finally action spoke louder than the words. We finally heard the SCREAM!

    However the story is told by four different women who have their own flaws, secrets, families and different ethical approaches to achieve their business goals, they’re carrying their ambitions in their sleeves, I really like Rosalita more ( instead of these four women). She was objective, more insightful one , while she is working as cleaning lady and dusting the windows of Truviv, she also opens different doors and let us see the different perspective of the story. Her own story was more heart-wrenching and emotional, genuine for me.

    As a matter of fact this book was not about solving the murder mystery and understanding which one of them is guilty? It was about learning to listen to those women at first and then learning to believe in them! It was about to know your rights, to be brave enough to stand for your own self.

    The final pages are so emotional, bending your heart, breaking it in million pieces, making you cry so hard!

    The revelations of secrets parts are a little confusing for me! I asked myself to many times which secret belongs to who? I made some re-readings, problem solved! But still my mind got hurt! It was like solving an equation with hundred variables.

    Message is clear! SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF! DON’T WHISPER! JUST SHOUT OUT LOUD!

    It’s one of the greatest feminism manifest I’ve read lately! So I mostly enjoy it!

  • Liz

    This book deals with the issues facing women in the working world - the attempt to have it all, the sexual harassment, the pay gaps. It was actually depressing for me. As a woman in her 60s who’s now retired, all these were issues I faced in my 20s, 30s and 40s. I guess I had hoped the younger generations were having an easier time of it. Not so. There’s even a subplot of school age bullying of one woman’s 10 year old daughter.

    TWN covers four women, lawyers for an active wear company along with

    This book deals with the issues facing women in the working world - the attempt to have it all, the sexual harassment, the pay gaps. It was actually depressing for me. As a woman in her 60s who’s now retired, all these were issues I faced in my 20s, 30s and 40s. I guess I had hoped the younger generations were having an easier time of it. Not so. There’s even a subplot of school age bullying of one woman’s 10 year old daughter.

    TWN covers four women, lawyers for an active wear company along with a female cleaner for the company. From the beginning, we know someone has died (suicide? Murder?) and there are lawsuits going on as there are depositions taking place.

    There’s a steady pace to this book, a drumbeat of things about to go terribly wrong. Bad decisions are made by all the women.

    Baker uses a variety of techniques including straight narrative, depositions, employee comments, police questioning, newspaper articles and online responses to those articles. It’s a nice mix that moves the story forward.

    The book tackles all sorts of privilege. Male privilege. White privilege. Pretty privilege. I can’t say I loved the book. The characters irritated me more often than not. Each chapter ends with a mini-cliff hanger that grew tiresome. But I appreciated the points it made. Parts of the ending were predictable, but there was one part that really surprised me.

    This was a good audio book, easy to listen to and keep tabs on the storyline. The narrator does a good job of distinguishing between the characters.

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.5 Fabulous Stars.

    Alrighty then! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty: I went into this novel having very few preconceived notions and it worked for me - I freaking loved it!

    So, the “Whisper Network,” what can I tell you? It is in fact controversial, salacious and terrifying, especially if you work in a professional environment (which I do). Game freaking on ladies and gents.

    Four women work in a male dominated corporate environment and are sick and

    4.5 Fabulous Stars.

    Alrighty then! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty: I went into this novel having very few preconceived notions and it worked for me - I freaking loved it!

    So, the “Whisper Network,” what can I tell you? It is in fact controversial, salacious and terrifying, especially if you work in a professional environment (which I do). Game freaking on ladies and gents.

    Four women work in a male dominated corporate environment and are sick and tired of being harassed and receiving disparate treatment. Day in, day out, their lives are made to be a living hell in one way or another and yet they put up with it. Gotta get that almighty paycheck (ha). Their boss, Ames, is uber successful and he takes what he can get, whenever he can get it, to everyone else’s detriment - until now.

    I did and it worked for me.

    A huge thank you to Flatiron Books and Chandler Baker for my arc in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on Goodreads, Amazon and Twitter on 7.31.19.

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    So while this book definitely speaks to an important and timely issue for women, I simply did not love how it was executed here. It's billed as a thriller that is part murder mystery and part manifesto - it

    So while this book definitely speaks to an important and timely issue for women, I simply did not love how it was executed here. It's billed as a thriller that is part murder mystery and part manifesto - it is not. If you go into this expecting a thriller, you will be disappointed by the execution - in my opinion, it doesn't live up to the genre. I'd definitely classify this more as women's fiction with a whodunnit death thrown in.

    Unfortunately, I had a hard time with this book. The characters never fully resonated with me and I kept putting the book down in favor of others I was reading. The Whisper Network definitely has a slow-burn build up and I'm generally not a fan of those. I did enjoy the end and despite having some thoughts on it, I didn't have the whodunnit figured out exactly which I appreciated. Still, the book was overall just an okay read for me. While I appreciate Chandler Baker's intentions (definitely read the author's note) and her desire to be a voice for women and support the brave women who have stopped whispering this is not a book I'd wholeheartedly recommend to friends or try to thrust in a fellow reader's hands.

  • Dem

    I had seen where many readers have compared this one to

    and I have to agree they are quite silimiar and this is probably why I picked this one up in the first place but I didnt find it as witty or as compelling as

    .

    The book does have “ The me too campaign” at the heart of its story” as Four women Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked in the

    I had seen where many readers have compared this one to

    and I have to agree they are quite silimiar and this is probably why I picked this one up in the first place but I didnt find it as witty or as compelling as

    .

    The book does have “ The me too campaign” at the heart of its story” as Four women Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked in the same legal office of a large firm for a number of years, but when the CEO dies suddenly, his replacement to be “Ames” has a murky past and all the women have a different relationship with Ames and have reasons to put a stop to this man’s Advances.

    The book is realistic in its identification what some women encounter and have had to put up with in the workplace and I can see this one being a big book club hit this season as plenty to discuss here.

    The book works on many levels, with a suspenseful and entertaining plot. but my problem with the novel was that the characters were indistinguishable from each other for the first half of the story, Sloane, Ardie and Grace just seemed to blend together and I had a hard time keeping track of who was who, I really didn't like or connect with any of them either. I very nearly put this one into the DNF pile as it just didn't hold my attention but a friend encouraged me to stick with it as it would pick up in the second half and she was right it did turn out to be quite readable and I liked the ending.

    Not one for my Favourites list but a book that was worth reading even if I did struggle through it.

  • Lola

    Of all the stories from female authors that have been published this month, this is the one Reese chooses for her book club? I mean it’s her book club, she can do whatever she wants, but I normally understand why a book is highlighted and right now I’m confused. While this is a timely story with somewhat meaningful commentary on womanhood, wifehood, motherhood and the power relations at play on the work field between men and women, the plot itself is nothing captivating because nothing new is

    Of all the stories from female authors that have been published this month, this is the one Reese chooses for her book club? I mean it’s her book club, she can do whatever she wants, but I normally understand why a book is highlighted and right now I’m confused. While this is a timely story with somewhat meaningful commentary on womanhood, wifehood, motherhood and the power relations at play on the work field between men and women, the plot itself is nothing captivating because nothing new is actually being said. And I could not stand the narration style.

    It reminded me too much of those TV series that have a narrator narrating everything that is happening, even though the viewer is able to understand that on their own. There were many series like that in Romania, where I spent time this summer, and they drove me absolutely crazy. For example, you see a woman on the screen approaching another person and you hear the narrator say, ‘‘Alicia doesn’t know how to approach Clive. She is deeply in love with him but is afraid to show her real feelings because she doesn’t want to be rejected.’’ Omg stop.

    The writing is good, though. The author does over-describe or over-explain but she does so in a way that is straight-forward and clear, not confusing or unnecessarily purple-y. The story is not what is promised. I was promised a thriller or at least an interesting mystery but it’s a very soft type of mystery that is only a mystery because most of us are human beings who cannot read the future and so cannot predict what will happen in twenty, fifty, two hundred pages. If you don’t care that little will shock or surprise you and you simply want to read a story about female bonds, ambition and revenge with different not-quite-memorable POVs and an unconventional narration style, I will not keep you from reading this book.

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