We’re delighted to share that The Whispers by Ashley Audrain is finally out today in paperback in the UK with Penguin Books. The Whispers follows the story of four suburban families whose lives are irrevocably changed when a terrible accident occurs. Told from multiple perspectives, Audrain’s novel masterfully explores the dark side of motherhood, the intuitions we silence, the complexity of close friendships, and the power of desire, jealousy and revenge.

The book has been an instant No.1 National Bestseller in Canada, No. 1 in Canadian and Original Fiction, as well as No.1 on The Globe. It was included in the Editors’ Choice section of the New York Times bestseller list, was an Apple Canada’s Thriller of the Month and selected in the Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2023. Ashley’s previous title The Push was on the NYT Bestseller list for 7 weeks, was a Waterstone’s Paperback of the Year in 2022 and PRH UK’s No.1 bestselling paperback. It also won Best Crime First Novel at 2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards.

The Whispers has received many glowing endorsements from fellow authors and in the press, to list just a few:

‘I absolutely loved this book’ MIRANDA COWLEY HELLER


‘A beautifully observed exploration of what it means to be a woman’ SARAH PEARSE


‘Deeply thrilling and provocative . . a truly masterful novel’ NITA PROSE


‘Thought-provoking and gripping, this is worthy of all the praise coming its way’ HEAT, Book of the Week

‘Spellbinding, a shimmering, visceral ride through the dark side of family’ LISA JEWELL

If you haven’t already you can get your paperback edition here