We’re absolutely thrilled that The Whispers, the searingly powerful new novel by internationally bestselling author Ashley Audrain, publishes today in the UK with Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph.

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.

Since its North American publication in June, The Whispers has gone from strength to strength. It was selected as Apple Canada’s Thriller of the Month for June 2023, and it has already featured in ELLE Canada, as well as The New York Times.

The Whispers follows Ashley’s electric debut novel, The Push, which is a New York Times, Sunday Times and #1 international bestseller, and a Good Morning America book club pick. It’s been translated into 38 languages, and a limited television series is currently in development. Rave reviews have been pouring in for The Whispers, and we couldn’t be more delighted:

I absolutely loved this book.‘ – Miranda Cowley Heller, bestselling author of The Paper Palace

Nobody delves as deep into the guts of motherhood as Ashley Audrain, she really is in a league of her own.’ – Lisa Jewell, Sunday Times #1 Bestselling Author

Riveting … a fearless deep dive into the real internal lives of women. The Whispers is a brilliant, deeply affecting novel you won’t soon forget.‘ – Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

If you couldn’t get enough of Audrain’s debut novel, The Push, you will devour this highly anticipated follow-up. A brilliant, honest read about families in crisis.‘ ― Woman & Home

If you haven’t already got a copy of The Whispers, you can get yours here.