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.
A big thank you to Sarah Hardy & Bookouture for inviting me on the blog tour, I loved The Silent Ones and I’ve devoured the rest of her books as soon as I could get my hands on them and I absolutely could not wait to get stuck into Little Whispers – and let me tell you, I got so engrossed that I’ve lost a fair bit of sleep myself across lockdown as I could not stop reading til I found out the truth…
Little Whispers introduces us to Janey who is trapped in a nightmarish world of lies and deception where any false move could harm the ones she loves in this compelling and gripping read. Janey has moved back to Buckingham Crescent in the hope that her life will change for the better, only to find herself caught up in events that are far far worse than she could ever have imagined.
If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I absolutely love books that pacey and full of twists and turns and seek them out whenever I can. That’s why I love K.L Slater’s books It’s the sensation of being totally caught up in the story and suspending disbelief as you get caught up in the main character’s situation and not being able to rest until you know what happens and you reach the resolution.
Whe Janey decides that Buckingham Crescent will be a fresh start for her, she hopes that the only baggage she brings will be in her suitcase. Little could she ever have anticipated encountering someone like Tanya and being caught up in such a web of hostility and blackmail. If you are a fan of K.L Slater, you will know that her characters often believe that they know what’s best for them, only to discover to their peril that the truth is very far from their initial estimation, and Janey runs true to form. As her peace of mind begins to unavel and she begins to see behind Tanya’s facade, it becomes apparent that the truth behind her new friend’s motives might be very different that she first presumed, and it seems to Janey that she’s become trapped in a nightmare that she just can’t see a way out of…
I loved the way that K.L Slater recreates the alpha mums of Buckingham Crescent and brings us into their world before some of the facades begin to slip and we wonder exactly how much we can trust what we are hearing – we all know that her novels are full of twists and red herrings so it added a dimension of intrigue as I navigated myself through the stepping stones of the story, picking my way forward carefully just like Janey does as it is increasingly hard for her to know exactly whose truths to believe and how to keep her family safe in a situation she definitely no longer feels in control of.
Janey’s dreadful ordeal and the way we are constantly kept on our toes means that you’ll race through Little Whispers at a breakneck pace. I hate spoilers, so all I’ll say is that you won’t be disappointed. This is sure to please her legions of fans and bound to win her a few more! Get yourself a copy here and enjoy a rip-roraring good escapist read.
‘Totally blown me away!… A twisty story which was full of intrigue, many lines of suspicion and an intense thriller!… That secret being kept for so long was just a huge tease! I was itching to find out what it was! I have to say that this is going to be so bloody hard to beat!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I’m a huge fan of this author and they did not disappoint at all. They totally blew it away once again. Twists and turns and the ending was brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW!… It had me hooked from the beginning, I was suspicious of everyone in this book but had no idea it would end the way it did… this book exceeded my expectations!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is one of my most anticipated books of the year and I loved it. It was a great read that kept me on the edge of my seat… had some great twists that I did not see coming. I highly recommend this one!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was an epic thriller that had all the goodness you’d expect from KL Slater… The ending was superbly crafted with shocking caliber!’ The Secret Book Sleuth, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Writer On The Shelf
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.