Whisper Network

Whisper Network

Large Print - 2019
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An Instant New York Times BestsellerSloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss, Ames, will take over the company. Ames has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored by those in charge. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they've decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues' decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. Their lives -- as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries -- will change dramatically as a result.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781432870263
Branch Call Number: LT BAK
Characteristics: 595 pages ;,23 cm

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MoonBeamz11
Dec 15, 2019

Mehhh not worth the wait/not for everybody. I was really excited for this “meto” book giving a platform for women’s stories. And while I believe every woman’s story is worth telling, the privilege that cushions so much of these women’s lives (which is what the book spends the majority of it’s time detailing) was tiresome to me. I didn’t find the characters’ Preston Hallow/Highland park lifestyle very relatable. I didn’t feel sympathetic or particularly interested in their everyday woes, and it just made the majority of the time spent reading it feel underwhelming.

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midori_hon
Dec 11, 2019

i wouldn't classify 'whisper network' as a 'thriller,' as most of the action occurs in the last third of the book. i suppose this novel is on the vanguard of a #metoo subgenre, thought provoking and timely. what happens to women who work in the fields that are traditionally bastions of male power and privilege, be it legal, banking, insurance, media...? the blow back impacts both accused and accuser when serious allegations are made.

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dirtbag
Dec 07, 2019

I thought she had a knack for portraying the overwhelming conditions under which women work and the confusion that results from trying to meet everyone's demands.

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debcorky
Nov 29, 2019

I found this book choppy and lacked a professional flow. The story and topic had potential but you can tell it was the author’s first book. I felt it was a long read and it had me dozing off, I generously gave it 2 stars.

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laphampeak
Nov 28, 2019

The women's issues Baker writes about have been in existence for decades and more. In this novel she bring's those unsettled matters to our present time. Yes, the equal pay, sexual harassment, breast milk pumping, cost and upkeep of the ideal female image, gender disparity, sexual harassment of young girls were written into each page almost to a fault. However, if you have one book to do it you might as well put it all in. I'd have enjoyed a bit more suspense and mystery for a balance to the one sided position she focused on. Baker created an all-to-real world that we are in the midst of changing for the better.

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patboud
Nov 27, 2019

Really a lady's book, I think.

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PJD
Nov 22, 2019

This is a book for working women (and mothers) in high power positions. Not really my kind of read.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Nov 04, 2019

This "#metoo" inspired novel will appeal to readers of Liane Moriarty with it's mystery elements and middle-aged mom lead characters. Unfortunately, it lacks the light humorous touches of Moriarty's works.

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fashiongirl
Oct 16, 2019

Wow! I too was hooked right away, as the previous reader mentioned. I was glued to this book, and almost missed my stop on the T. :) I actually almost didn't read it because I like to read to escape life and many other reasons....but at the last minute, i changed my mind, and so glad that I actually did read it!

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mrose97
Oct 08, 2019

From meet up book club - has discussions questions online

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