Today I am reviewing the paperback edition of The Whispers by Heidi Perks. This was released on the 15th of April, published by Cornerstone Digital.
A MISSING WIFE. FOUR FRIENDS. WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?
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…
The Whispers by Heidi Perks is the first book I have read from her and it has been a great introduction to her work. I really enjoyed her style of writing and how she was able to draw me into the story experiencing it as her characters do.
Heidi Perks had me wrapped up in this story right from the blurb. The idea that someone could disappear while on a night out with four of their closest friends, definitely makes for an intriguing catalyst to a fascinating mystery.
There is nothing I love more than unreliable narrator and you get that in spades with this book. Even had I been able to trust the clues I was given, I didn’t even come close cracking the mystery of this group of women.
A gripping and solid mystery, The Whispers is an in depth look at toxic friendships, manipulation, control and obsession. A deviously wicked read, with a thrilling twist that I enjoyed immensely. It was a pleasure to read and review The Whispers, which I recommend.
Thank you to Heidi Perks, Cornerstone and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Whispers, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Let’s Get to Know Heidi Perks
I’ve always loved reading and writing and for as long as I can remember I’ve been making up stories, poems and even magazines that I’d sell to unsuspecting family members for 20p. I fell in love with Enid Blyton and books like The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and somehow managed to get through GCSE’s and A-levels while spending most of the lessons staring out of the window and creating other worlds in my head.
In 1997 I graduated from university and moved up to London to begin a career in marketing. But after three years I moved back down to the south coast and, drawn back to the sea, eventually to my home town of Bournemouth where I still now live with my husband and two children.
After fifteen years of marketing and thrown into the new world of motherhood I decided to make some changes to my life. I left my job in 2012 to look after my family and finally took pen to paper to start writing a novel I’d been thinking about since a holiday six months earlier.
The following year I was accepted onto the inaugural Curtis Brown Creative online Novel Writing Course, which fuelled my desire to become an author even more, and I began writing Beneath The Surface. This was published by Red Door in March 2016.
By then I was already deep in the throes of Now You See Her. I met the amazing Nelle Andrew from PFD who offered me representation and after a year we had two incredible pre-empts for the book from Emily Griffin at Century and Marla Daniels at Simon and Schuster in the US.