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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  5,178 ratings  ·  225 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delivers the suspenseful story of a woman with shocking secrets who is drawn into a journalist's web...and an obsession that could destroy her. In the chill of an Oregon Night, a man plunges to his death. Another vanishes without a trace. A third drowns in the murky waters of a quiet lake. Alone in the dark, a ruthless killer ...more
Paperback, 447 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Zebra Books (first published 1996)
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WHISPERS
Written by Lisa Jackson
(Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan)
1996 (REISSUED: 2015); Kensington Books (416 Pages)
(Audio length: 16 hours and 15 minutes)
Genre: romance, contemporary, mystery

RATING: ★★

Miranda, Claire and Tessa have been summoned to their family home in Lake Arrowhead, Oregon where their father announces he is running for governor, and needs their cooperation. Their father also hires an investigator to rifle through their family secrets to see what will hurt his campaign. Kane Mora
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
Whispers is an entertaining read. However, what it boils down to is a story about wealthy over privileged teens/young adults with too much time and opportunity to create misery and angst in their own lives. Even the characters that we are meant to empathize with are self centered ans spoiled. The trouble these people find are so far beyond the acceptable that deception, assault, and death all come into play. Whispers reads like a good made for television movie. This would be a good book to pick ...more
Cheri
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 1st book by LJ and I loved it! Excellent mystery/suspense. Eeeny meany miny mo who dunnit ending for me. Gotta get more of her books now!
Becca
Feb 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
For those of you who wonder why I continue reading her if I have such petty problems with the vocabulary she uses, I am reading one author a month. February was Lisa Jackson month.

As I previously reviewed she over uses words and phrases, which could easily be corrected with a thesaurus.

Before reading her I had never heard the word "niggle", which means trifling doubt, objection, complaint and seems to have originated in England. She uses this word in excess in this book, with the setting in Ore
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T.J. Fox
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wasn’t a big fan of this one. It started out decent and then shifted time perspective and for a good 1/3 of the book, you are basically reading a young adult book with some pretty messed up teen drama and sex, which I seriously am just not interested in, before jumping back to the present. The whole book is really just about some convoluted, twisted and unhealthy relationships, most of which really struggle to ring true even through the lens of teenage ignorance and intensity.

Just like the rel
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EDian
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-books
I enjoyed the setting, foggy dreary Oregon. I liked the main characters, three sisters Clare, Tessa, and Miranda. The hunky bad boy, Kane. The evil family , Taggert. And the mystery of who killed who. But I think this book came out just as cell phones were new. Anyway, I liked it so much that when the audio CD started skipping on the next to the last CD, I almost got the book to read. Luckily Mid Continent Library had another copy. It is a good mystery.
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Good plot overall, but way to wordy and repetitive.
Billee
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
marketed as a mystery thriller, but nothing better than a glorified romance novel whose main characters are teenagers. on the plus side, I learned a lot of euphemisms for talking about sex...I mean, the Union between his searing manhood and her soft netherworld. :)
wally
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jackson-lisa
finished this one yesterday the 27th of september 2018 good read four stars i really liked it. i liked, too, what i'd call poor word choice, half a dozen times, usually a word used in conjunction with a descriptive feeling...didn't mark them, wasn't in a teacher/editor mood, and the one that comes to mind...if i have it right even...'tears drizzled down...' anyway...i enjoyed the story, liked that i couldn't figure out whodunnit, everyone in the cast is a suspect, has the fabled motive, means, a ...more
Joanne
Mar 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This may have been a 2-star mystery, but I had to take another star away for suffering through 150 pages of 50 Shades of Neanderthal Sex Scenes (“romance”?? Seriously??)
Parker
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 1/2 stars
Heather Gibson
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a pretty good book and actually held some surprises for me which was kind of nice
Jennifer
Sixteen years ago, the younger son of a wealthy man died tragically in a drowning accident. Now, Benedict Holland is preparing to run for governor of Oregon but needs to know if his three daughters were involved in any way with the death of his rival’s son. By bringing the girls (now grown women) back to their childhood home, he hopes to obtain answers to what really happened one late night about sixteen years ago. Meanwhile, each of his daughters is struggling to overcome something from their y ...more
Vera Maslow
This a is a romantic suspense written into 3 parts. The romances were lackluster and sometimes I would forget it was there except there were the steamy scenes.

Part 1: The set up and gathering of characters/suspects. The set up of characters was interesting and pulled me into the mystery of what happened "that night".

Part 2: A look into the past. This is where all the "clues" are. This part was a good whodunit feel to it. Suspicious cast everywhere, who had motive to do what and how much was con
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Anita
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-supense
I have inherited the whole collection of Lisa Jackson’s books. I have read this one before and only did a quick reread as I still remember the plot and characters. It is a great book and the suspense holds you until the very end. The character development is great and the romance is wonderful. The plot centers around Harley Taggert who is found floating lifeless in a lake and the police determine that it was an accident. But there was a witness. Sixteen years later Kane Morgan returns and begins ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Clare St John and her sisters have come back to the family home on Lake Arrowhead summoned by their father who is going to be running for office, provided he can hide all the family secrets, So he wants to know what really happen 16years ago , when her fiance supposedly died in a boating accident. Kate and her sisters have kept that secret for 16 years and now a journalist Kane Moran who always had a thing for Kate has decided to write a book about the death, and he is asking all kinds of questi ...more
Omaira
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Este thriller romántico te sumerge en las vidas de la familia Holland y los Taggert, que viven enfrentados por sus negocios pero que también están unidos por ciertas pasiones o deseos prohibidos y un asesinato. El misterio de la muerte sobre la que gira toda la trama no es difícil de resolver por el lector, llegando a sorprender más saber quien no está implicado que quien lo está. Lo peor del libro son los saltos temporales y la falta de un poco más de sorpresa. A pesar de esto, es un libro que ...more
Sandy
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
I thought this book was well written but very dark. This book is about two families wracked by a business feud. I found this too much like Romeo and Juliet. Boy meets girl and girl loves boy but there is nothing noble about it.

I felt bad for the families and their strife and how two strong willed selfish men could have a lasting effect on the lives of their children.

Would I recommend this book? Probably but it is not a happy book - be prepared.
Mary Taber
Whispers turned out to be more of a romance than a thriller. The thriller part of the book was good-a little predictable but still good. I don't care for romance books so that part I didn't like at all.
The book was about three sisters growing up with a controlling dad and their romances with the various men in their lives. There are three murders that take place, plenty of action, and there are flashbacks all of which were features that made me hang in there for the whole book.
Connie Wisniewski
Too much sex.
Greg
Dec 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
Not my style. Thought it was a murder mystery - but it was a romance
Betty Spates
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story. I couldn't put the book down.
Trisha Morrison
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Without a doubt, my favorite book by this author so far.
Dwayne Wojtowicz
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oregon. Politics. A decade and a half old murder. Just throw in three sisters, two feuding families, young love and a rage of hatred and you'll have Lisa Jackson's "Whispers."

When Dutch Holland decides that he might run for Governor for the State of Oregon, he summons his three daughters to the house that they dread, the house that they grew up in. He demands of them to come clean on what happened sixteen years ago, and they keep their pact of silence that they made.

Dutch hires a private investi
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Kerry
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kane Moran comes back to town to take down one of the towns most powerful patriarch. His thirst for power destroyed his father, and in his opinion his life. It doesn't matter that he is the father of the one woman he couldn't have or forget.

When Claire's father calls her and her sisters back to town to clear the air to what happened 16 years ago with her then fiance, Claire doesn't mind as she left her scandalous husband. Claire and her sisters were always clouded by the possibility they were i
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Veronica Buckler
I am enjoying reading Lisa Jackson's books. There is violence and intrigue, love and family angst. The only issue I have is that there are some fact conflicts throughout the book. It throws off the story line. I don't know who proofs the stories but there are fact issues in every book of hers I've read so far. The other thingy that bugs me is how the characters confess love for one another at the most far-fetched times. When there should be outrage and some time needed to work through things, th ...more
Dennise Pendergrass
I will start off by saying, this is not my normal type of book. My mom read it and then passed it to me so she could have someone to talk to about it. So, this is probably an excellent book to those that enjoy this style of writing, with these types of characters.

Unfortunately I do not enjoy wishy washy women with no backbone, as the main female character of this book is. I am also very over the stereotypical males depicted in the book. It took me a full week to push myself through the first 100
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Anna Mcfadden
One cool Oregon night, a man falls to his death. A man disappears without a trace. And a third drowns in the murky waters of a quiet lake. All alone in the dark, and 2 are declare accidents tmand the 3rd just left the country until 16 years later when Claire St. John abd her 2 sisters are summon home by their father and is face with terror from her fiancé's tragic death and the shocking secret she promised never to reveal to anyone. But that was before journalist Kane Moran began probing the mys ...more
Stasha
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first novel by Lisa Jackson that I have read in which she used a flashback technique. It really worked due to the nature of the plot, firstly beginning with the present, then providing the backstories of the main characters in a very descriptive and intriguing way, then leading back into the present-day at the time. I also liked the fact that what I initially thought would be the outcome for some of the story lines was in fact proven to be untrue by the story's end. Moreover, certain ...more
Leanna Karn
The ended up finishing this book rather quickly, but only because it was quite boring and I wanted to finish it and move on! The majority of the book was just details of the sister's sex lives. The mystery was not intriguing, and the ending did not surprise me. Whispers lacked many aspects that make for a good mystery novel. The main protagonist, Claire, was also not very likeable in my opinion. I wasn't gravitated to any character, tied in with the slow plot made this book very difficult to rea ...more
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Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages. 

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