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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO—what will happen when they decide enough is enough?

Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Ames
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Anissa
The narrative begins slowly as we come into this story of four women working for a sporting apparel corporation, the CEO of which, has just plummeted to his death from the eighteenth floor. Three of the women work in the legal department and one is a cleaner. As the story unfolds and questions start to be asked about the true cause of the CEO's death, a lawsuit and a widely circulated list of bosses who've been accused of all manner of sexual harassment, each woman and her involvement in the sit ...more
Liz Barnsley
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. A novel of truth for the Me Too age. Full review to follow
Donna Hines
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
"If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one, “none of this would have happened."
With the #MeToo movement now in place and operating full throttle you can bet this books will be an important marker.
Advocating your rights against sexual harassment in the workplace is every women's right.
Speak up. Stay honest. Keep speaking the truth . Eventually what happens in the dark will come to light.
Whisper Network involves 4 women from the same job who are facing their own struggles.
The sudde
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Joann
ALERT!! I won this ARC of this soft-back book from a Goodreads give-away. However, this sorf-back is not available to list as such. But anyway, thanks to everyone who made this available to me. I'm a picky reader but this one was timely at # ME TOO. You have four women that work at Truviv, Inc. The CEO has passed away and the career women have heard rumors about their up-coming new boss, Ames. And yes, indeed, he is a humdinger! I thought this book did a great job with spot-on focus of what thes ...more
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ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Amy Imogene Reads
Mar 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
Excited to read an ARC!

Thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Emily O'Brien
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LISTEN! You would be hard pressed to find a more insightful, articulate, or truthful portrayal of what it is like to be a woman in 2019 than Whisper Network. I am beyond thankful that I was able to read an advance copy of this book; I've long followed and enjoyed Chandler Baker's YA work and was thrilled to see that she was working on an adult title. The premise was obviously timely given the MeToo movement and super interesting to me as a professional woman, but after absolutely devouring the b ...more
Nancy McFarlane
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Whisper Network is a novel whose time has definitely come. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. It is told first from the perspective of women in general and then in the voice of each of the main characters. It teaches a chilling lesson of how inappropriate actions and words in the work place are often ignored, excused or justified because of pure greed or of potential harm to a career or a friendship. The lives of four women, all in-house lawyers for a large sports apparel company, will nev ...more
Allison
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Add this one to your list for July. A modern-day work place thriller of sorts with fantastic writing and a very feminist bent, in the best of ways. I was enjoying the writing and characters, and then about halfway through, the book just took off for me, and I stayed up until nearly 2am to finish. (Regretting this today, seriously.) I loved Baker's sly but powerful framing of all the ways women have to fight for their own advocacy and have each other's backs. Truly great and expect it to be huge.
Caroline
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This book is... so good.

It's a page turner with complicated characters, but also it made me think every single page I read. Made me realize all the ways being a woman in the workplace, and even just in life, is complicated. Made me realize all the little things I think about every day, all the things I let slide, and just made me so *angry* but in a good way. I just thoroughly enjoyed this, I would recommend it endlessly.
Julie Cohen
Part whodunit, part office politics, but most of all a forensic examination of the ways that women are disempowered in professional settings. My favourite part was the chapter beginnings, which are written from the point of view of "us", and strike an immediate sense of recognition in anyone female who has tried to work, parent, or merely exist.
Hermione Ireland
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book. Makes you angry, makes you smile with recognition. Filled with nail-biting levels of tension, complicated feelings about the brilliant and flawed and very real heroines and moments that bring out every woman's feminist ire. (Or should anyway.) A great thriller and book of the moment at the same time. Will definitely be on of the most-read books of 2019.
Francesca Banks
Whisper Network’ is an intensely realistic story about the consequences of sexual harassment in the workplace. The novel has been written at the perfect time, and slots right into the very real #MeToo narratives.

The story follows multiple women working in the same office, friends who have to stand together against the same man, who has taken advantage of them over a span of 10 years. These women are dynamic and real characters, they are the women you know, the women you work with and the women y
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BookTrib.com
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookclub
Get some Midol.

Those three words uttered by any man is bad enough, but your boss? Whisper Network (Flatiron Books), a novel of domestic suspense by Chandler Baker, vividly portrays the razor-sharp, double-edged sword of being a professional woman in corporate America.

Whisper Network chronicles several months in the lives of professional women of a legal department at Truviv Inc., a Fortune 100 company in Dallas. Confident and outgoing Sloane Glover, patient and stoical Ardie Valdez, levelheaded
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Barbara
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must summer read ripped out of the headlines of the #MeToo movement opens with a bang when company executive Ames falls to his death from a high rise office building in Dallas. Four women who worked with Ames at Truviv, a sporting goods company, are particularly affected by his death. Sloane, Grace, and Ardie are friends and lawyers in the company's legal department while Rosalita is an office cleaner. For years whispers have circulated about Ames and his behavior with women at the company, bu ...more
Tiffany Robinson
The Whisper Network is about a group of women who work at a high profile company as lawyers. Everything is going alright for the most part until the CEO of the company dies suddenly ans that leaves a job opening. Their boss Ames is the next in line to take over and that does not bode well for them or other women in the office. Ames has a history of not treating women well and this group of women decide to sue the company so they can prevent that from happening. What follows is a chain reaction t ...more
Allison
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
**ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
This book is a must read anthem for working women. "Would speaking up cost us? Maybe. But it would cost them too."
Whisper Network is a story of a group of women who work for the same company. Subtle and not so subtle ways in which women can face unique circumstances in and out of the work place are narrated. The story at times made made me laugh out loud, and at times made me feel a sense of frustrated connectio
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Betty
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Four women work in the legal department of a high-profile company in Dallas. A spreadsheet called The BAD Men List of names of sleazy men is passed around the city by email. The CEO of their corporation dies. The boss of the legal department is in line to be the next CEO. His name is added to The BAD Men List. The women have to deal with the repercussions.

The women in our novel cope with today's issues that affect not only them, but also you and me. Some chapters begin with mini-essays of these
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Rachel
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was astoundingly good. The format was a little confusing at first - switching back and forth between present and past, and the way each was conveyed. But once you get used to it, it just sinks into you and you can't put the book down. The author has written characters that you rapidly care about, wanting them to succeed and manage to skip around this looming failure. It portrays this true network that some women are naturally a part of - both consciously and unconsciously helping other ...more
Elizabeth
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book. It's not something I would have necessarily picked out since I usually stick to classics but this is a very interesting read. It has some twists and mystery to it, but it's primarily a book about women's lives in America. I love that the mystery aspect doesn't impede on that. I love the honest look this book takes at corporate America and societal expectations that men have for women and that women place on themselves. Some of the descriptions of what women expect ...more
Natalie
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a perfect time for this book. It truly is a gossipy,fun read, sort of a TIMES UP version of 9 TO 5.

The main characters are 3 women working in the legal department of a major corporation and the man who figures in their lives.

The characters are well drawn and very relatable. Their boss is perfectly sleazy and the plot moves quickly. I thought about all the women who are finally having a chance to tell the tales of years of harassment.

Baker also adds rich asides, postpartum depression and
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Pam
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
When a spreadsheet appears listing the bad men of Dallas, those who have sexually assaulted women, including at work, three women working for one such boss who is looking to become the next CEO decide what to do about him. This book really captures the work environment that can lead to harassment and the aftermath of assault where wealthy companies with their high priced legal teams can call into question whether the assault actually happened.
I loved this book and didn't want to put it down unt
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Michell
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A How To & How Not To book for women working in the corporate world.
Sexual harassment is still rampant and the women in this book share the same harasser. Some of them made complaints, only to be paid off and some kept their mouths shut. When he is shirt-listed to become the new CEO and he sets a new girl in his sights, they decide it is time to make a move. Is it any wonder he ends up dead?

**Goodreads Winner**

Lauren
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This was very slow moving; a bit too slow moving for my taste. I did like the attempt of the author to bring to light the unfair pressures corporate, top tier women face as compared to their male counter parts. But it is also a novel about women in all their roles: mothers, friends, colleagues, wives.
Jaclyn Crupi
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pacy, funny, plotty, topical read that will have you both fist pumping and furious. I loved its 9 to 5 vibes, a film I was obsessed with as a child, and its portrayal of working women and the shit they have to deal with. Workplace sexual politics meeting the #MeToo movement and not a moment too soon. Liane Moriarty fans will particularly enjoy this I think.
Henry Skrimshander
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hell yes! This book was a riot and I loved every minute of it. Fast paced, well developed characters, razor sharp wit from Baker, and an edge of your seat story that kept me dialed-in from beginning to end. I can totally see this book becoming an anthem for working women in America. A modern version of 9 to 5 on steroids - easily my favorite book of 2019.
Synnove Glarum
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It brings to light a very important subject with women in the workplace. It’s a very real and timely subject matter that I believe will make people really think, even if it makes them slightly uncomfortable. It’s a book that explores an ugly truth and it does so in a page turning manner. I received this book as an ARC and will recommend it to anyone!
Mary
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whisper Network is a feminist, venti, non-fat, low-foam, extra shot, I'm late for a meeting, but the school just called because Johnny threw up novel. It's a been-there, done-that with a fist-raising twist for every woman who has ever walked the planet. Chandler Baker has given women a battle cry, but it starts with a whisper.
Joellen Hunt
Mar 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Why did so many people like this novel? I did not care about these characters at all, around page 100 I had to skip to the end to see where the plot was going.

It was like slogging through mud to get to the end. UGH!
Lori Goldstein
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. Hilarious. Surprising. Important. You won't be able to flip pages fast enough!
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