Four women, working in a legal affairs company, face an upheaval when their CEO dies suddenly, leaving a vacancy at the top. Tipped to take the position is their boss, Ames Garret, a man surrounded by rumours and who has got to where he is by taking what he wants. Tired of being treated as expendable and inconvenient, and ready at last to thwart the culture of silence, these four female co-workers embark on a scheme to level the field, a sequence of events that sends their lives spiralling towards catastrophe.
This is a powerful novel with a fierce strain of social commentary running through it. Part mystery-thriller, part provocative look at the way women are treated in the workplace – by their colleagues and by each other – this book stresses the importance of giving voice to hushed-up transgressions. Featuring a strong and realistic cast, Whisper Network is a corporate thrill ride that tackles the issues of the day, and one that should be required reading for anybody who has ever witnessed the destructive power of rumours.