Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

Whisper Me This

Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.Back at her childho...

Details Whisper Me This

TitleWhisper Me This
Release DateAug 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Reviews Whisper Me This

  • Katie B
    3.5 starsI'm kinda on the fence about whether this is a 3 star or 3.5 star read but since it did hold my interest I will round up. Maisey receives a phone call that her mom is in a coma and her father might be charged with abuse and neglect. She races to her childhood home in Washington with her daughter and attempts to figure out what the heck is going on and why her father was trying to destroy family records. As Maisey digs around for answers ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up. When I first started Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King I was speeding through it and expected to really like it, unfortunately it ended up falling a little short of the mark for me. In Whisper Me This Maisey has never quite lived up to her mother's expectations. She has held a series of dead-end jobs, and has never gotten married - two things that her mom desperately wanted for her to change. When Maisey finds out h...
  • Tulay
    Promising start.Amazon First read, July novel. Story of hope's and dreams of teenager, growing up in dysfunctional family. Abused since birth. Good plot, but I missed or author missed to convey me the point she is making. Liked author's writing style.
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    4.5 stars
  • Tammie
    Whisper Me This was a solid 4 stars for me. An interesting book that centers around a woman named Maisey-who heads to her childhood home after discovering her mom is in the hospital and her dad is in a serious confused mental state. Maisey has much to contend with, including uncovering a family secret that will change her life forever. The big secret wasn’t all that shocking and the book was somewhat slower paced than I liked, but I would still...
  • Barbara Sissel
    Kerry Anne King writes with such insight and compassion for human nature, and her latest novel, WHISPER ME THIS, is no exception. The families on which the story centers have secrets they’ve kept through the years out of concern for the damage that might be done if they were exposed. But in the end as the families’ lives become intertwined and their secrets come inevitably to light, what is revealed to be the most riveting heart of this book ...
  • Linda Zagon
    “Whisper Me This” by Kerry Anne King, is a thought-provoking, intriguing, intense and emotional read. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Mystery. Kudos to Kerry Anne King for discussing issues of physical and emotional abuse and how it affects others.In this novel, the author not only describes a woman’s point of view, but shows the men’s reaction as well. The author writes about the importance of family, mother...
  • Carol Boyer
    Whisper Me This is an incredible emotional drama with generations of unspeakable secrets, fragmented memories, lies, deep grief, fear and yet love and hope. Maisey is brought suddenly back home with her 13 year old daughter Elle to deal with her dying mother and father who appears to be in an unbalanced state of mind. This story is written with such compassion, and relatable characters your heart just aches for, and others so horrible you want to...
  • Barbara White
    Rich in emotions and characters, WHISPER ME THIS is a stunning tale of dark secrets, broken memories, and ultimately hope and resilience. The novel quickly pulls the reader onto a roller-coaster ride through grief, mystery, and cryptic journal entries. At the heart of the story is a twelve-year-old with more sense than most adults, and her mother, Maisey, who discovers the power of her voice and the courage to fight for her destiny. I can't recom...
  • Susan Peterson
    My favorite books are those that make me think, and feel; books that tackle a difficult subject...abusive relationships in this book...without pulling punches, but leaving me hopeful in the end. Kerry Anne King has written this spectacular story, one which left me in tears, feeling all of the emotions...fear, anger, love, pain, desperation, strength, grief, courage. I felt like I was right in the room with the characters; flesh and blood characte...
  • Tammy
    Whisper Me This is a page turner filled with family secrets! Maisey is a single mother trying to raise her daughter. Maisey's mother is found sick and neglected and her father is a suspect. While dealing with the aftermath, she finds a long buried secret from her mother's past. Kerry Anne King is a new author for me and I will be looking at her other books!
  • Lori Anderson
    For Pete's sake.I knew this book was about all sorts and types of domestic violence. I once upon a time lived through several abusive relationships, so I wanted to see how this book handled it. (It was a free book, thank heavens.)Major issues.1) Do NOT have a character come to bury her mother, take care of a father with the beginning states of dementia, and by day two talk about your tingly bits feeling something for someone you just met a day ag...
  • Dawn Doria
    I guess this genre is just not my cup of tea. Reading this is a kin to watching a sappy Life-Time or Hallmark channel movie. The plot line was so predictable and the stereotypical characters where so one-dimensional and flat. I couldn't connect with any of the characters and eventually even grew to dislike them! Please, who would let the nosy neighbor make your mom's funeral arrangements? Who would go to a concert the evening prior, and then show...
  • Amy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    2.5 STARSI chose WHISPER TO ME for my July free Amazon Prime book and probably wouldn’t have read it otherwise. I tried not to let that affect my review.At its heart, WHISPER TO ME is about domestic violence, how it affects the victims and children, as well as the choices those children make when they become adults. Maisey’s mother may not have technically been abusive, but she suffered the trauma of an emotionally abused child and carries th...
  • Jodi
    This book was boring and predictable. I'm not sure who decided it would be considered a 'thriller" but it was not that.
  • Kira FlowerChild
    WARNING: This book contains extreme triggers for people who have suffered abuse. The description provided does not adequately emphasize the central role of severe domestic violence that this story contains. If you have a history of abuse, proceed with caution.I felt it was imperative to post the above warning because I found it exceedingly difficult to finish this book. By the time I was about three-fourths of the way through it, I had to take me...
  • Merrie
    3.5 stars.This story revolves around Maisey, an almost 40-year-old single mother, her 12-year-old daughter, Elle, Elle's father, Rick, Maisey's parents, and Maisey's romantic interest, Tony. Maisey's life is interrupted when she learns her mother is in a coma and her father has been accused of neglect and abuse. She flies home with Elle to support her father and be by her mother's side. While home, she discovers a shattering secret her mother has...
  • Renee
    Very goodThis has a lot of turns and twists. Don't think I ever figured out any of. When I thought I had Tony figured our, plot twist, again out of left field. Really inventive plot. The family dynamic was sick! A lot if drinking along with abuse A must read
  • Jennifer Bertoldo
    Excellent book!
  • Noreen
    I really enjoyed this story. There are some tough topics in this story that pulled on the heart. We can learn so much from our parents. I loved the women characters as well as Walter and Tony. The author did a wonderful job on character development. The scene at the Cemetery at the end of the book where Elle (wise beyond her years) helps her Mom and Aunt recognize the strength this family of women display and how they have persevered really stood...
  • Linda
    Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union for the honor of reading this book.I started this book and it just blew me away. From the very first it pulled me in and took a hold of my heart. This is a wonderful book but be warned, you will need Kleenex. It’s a very emotional ride and one that will stay with you for a while for sure. A story of women and abuse. I’ll never understand why people want to hurt each other and claim that it’s love. I’l...
  • Clare Mantelman
    This is a story about a woman who goes home to help her mother and father through illness. When she gets home her father is delusional and her mother is in a coma. While sifting through paperwork looking for a power of attorney she finds a birth certificate of "Marley" her 'imaginary' childhood friend. Through the help of a new friend, Tony and his family she finds out that she was indeed twin and that the father she knows is not her real father....
  • Megan Luker (Page After Page Book Blog)
    I wasn't expecting to feel so much when I first opened this book. From the synopsis alone I figured it had a darkness to it, but I'm pretty sure every emotion of mine was touched while reading this amazing story.“I keep waiting for some great life purpose to rise up in front of me and declare itself, but I don’t seem to be wired for greatness.”Kerry Anne King is a new-to-me author and easily a new favorite. Her ability to tell a raw and hea...
  • Alicia
    Phenomenal Kerry Anne King had done it again: written a novel that hits straight to the heart. It is a novel that is so moving and so realistic, it can't help but affect the reader on multiple levels. With a strong storyline, characters, and multiple twists and turns, the author has written an exceptional and enthralling read.. An empowering read no one should miss. Rating:5.0Other novels by this author that are also exceptional reads: "Closer Ho...
  • Bookphile
    This book was not what I expected it to be, nor was it what I was in the mood for at the moment. I picked it up thinking it was a suspense or a thriller, but I wouldn't say it was either of these things. What it is is a domestic drama about family secrets and a cycle of abuse.On the good side, the descriptions of trauma and its aftermath are good. This book doesn't shy away from dissecting the ugliness of learning how to break free and recover fr...
  • Stephi Cham
    So powerful. Kerry Anne King completely grasps how to describe emotions. I’m not as big a fan of the third-person chapters, but I absolutely love Maisey’s POV and Elle’s strength through her eyes. This is a book written with lots of compassion and care.
  • Carla Suto
    WHISPER ME THIS by Kerry Anne King is an emotional and captivating story of long-buried family secrets, haunting memories and life-changing choices that tear a family apart, but also bring them together. With compassion and honesty, the author delves into the courage and resilience of the human spirit when faced with unthinkable physical abuse and emotional neglect and the gut-wrenching decisions that must be made to be able to go on. The charact...
  • Michelle
    This was a heavier read than I thought it would be but it was well done. I really enjoyed the cast of characters, particularly Elle. There were some moments that I found to be a little too didactic and some of the character’s choices seemed far-fetched (I’m also not one for romance plots) but the story’s threads were brought together cohesively. I think it’s also the the book’s credit that I stayed up till 2 am reading!
  • Amanda
    Told in the first person, I like how the main character comes to a slow realization about her child's father. However, I thought a lot of the book is telly instead of showing and a bit heavy-handed overall.