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...


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

  • KAS
    2019-06-20
      And here we are. The pivot point where this story turns, the balance point of my sins, the advent of the man who spread a shadow over the rest of my life.  I don’t want to talk about him. I don’t want to invoke his name. It feels like summoning the devil. My adored mom recommended this book to me, as she said it was unputdownable. I was thrilled to ‘listen’ to it, and found the storyline to be very intriguing and my interest never w...
  • Katie B
    2018-07-01
    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 ...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    2018-07-24
    ⭐⭐⭐💫 / 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...
  • Lori Anderson
    2018-07-10
    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...
  • Tulay
    2018-07-26
    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.
  • Tammie
    2018-07-20
    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...
  • Tammy
    2018-07-23
    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!
  • Dawn Doria
    2018-07-08
    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...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    2018-07-13
    4.5 stars
  • Linda Zagon
    2018-07-17
    “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...
  • Barbara Sissel
    2017-12-08
    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 ...
  • Barbara White
    2018-07-01
    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...
  • Carol Boyer
    2018-07-27
    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...
  • Susan Peterson
    2018-07-31
    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...
  • Jodi
    2018-07-06
    This book was boring and predictable. I'm not sure who decided it would be considered a 'thriller" but it was not that.
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    2018-08-04
    3.5 stars First I'd like to say that I love the cover of this book and that Kerry Ann King, like me, is from Canada and I love supporting Canadian authors as much as possible.More than just a family drama, this novel is packed with secrets, betrayals and deception. This book is a well written enthralling story, with excellent character development, which takes the reader through the emotional effects of domestic violence. And while I liked the ch...
  • Nicoletta
    2019-03-07
    Amazing page turned and so hard to put down.This book was amazing from the start. Extremely hard to put down. Full of suspense, drama, love, lies, and family.
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    2018-07-02
    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...
  • Lexi Magnusson
    2018-08-28
    Maisley Addington is a single mother in a dependent relationship with her 12 year old daughter. She allows her 12 year old to be the adult in the relationship-never shielding her from adult truths she has no business being a part of. The book is dumb. The characters are one dimensional. It's too overwritten and overdramatic. It was smug writing. Almost self congratulatory without saying it. It was ridiculously dumb.
  • ✿Nancy✿
    2018-08-11
    I thoroughly enjoyed this :) Recommend!!!
  • Bookphile
    2018-07-12
    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...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    2018-08-18
    Full of richly woven characters, this book is an emotional read. This is a story of domestic violence and how it affects us throughout our lives. It is a story of love and loss, of strength and resilience. This book flows effortlessly from the very beginning to the triumphant end. It is rich in emotions and the dialogue is true to life. The characters are well developed and believable. This is a must read for all. It made me laugh and it made me ...
  • Siqahiqa
    2018-09-09
    Kind of mixed feeling while reading this book. I have read faster than I thought despite the slow-paced storyline.It's about domestic violence & family problems. More on fiction, not mystery. “Whisper me truth, whisper me lies. All the things you did wrong, you did exactly right.”3.5 ⭐ Kind of mixed feeling while reading this book. I have read faster than I thought despite the slow-paced storyline.It's about domestic violence & family pro...
  • Jennifer
    2019-01-09
    I'm trying to read more mystery books this year, and I'm so happy that I had the chance to read this book!I really loved the story but just a fair warning, it talked about domestic violence/abusive relationships.The story revolved on Maisey; her personal struggles with the father of her child, the death of her mother, and an investigation against her father who's showing early signs of dementia.I admired how this book shown such strong female cha...
  • Kristie
    2019-04-06
    Some dark themes in this one, but also some lighter stuff thrown in. The writing was enjoyable and easy to get through, just what I needed right now. 3.5★
  • Cheryl Greer
    2018-07-11
    Insufferable protagonist with insufferable child stumble through an insipid plot.This novel was marketed as a thriller/mystery, it is vehemently neither. I think the author was trying to write a self-help book cleverly disguised as a story. *SPOILER* IT DIDN'T WORK. About as subtle as an issue of 'O' magazine and just as treacly.I should know better than to read Amazon's free books.
  • Trisha
    2018-12-13
    "It's funny how life spins, how we go on for long stretches of time and nothing changes, and then all at once, in a single moment, everything is altered."Family drama and a bit of mystery as Maisey learns secrets and lies after she is called back to her childhood home. I loved Elle and Tony, Mia and the Dad. I also loved a few supporting characters that pop up later in the book. I like how the secrets flow out slowly as realization of Maisey's cu...
  • Kira FlowerChild
    2018-07-20
    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...
  • Maryvic
    2018-07-08
    DisappointingPredictable and contrived . More appropriate as young adult book. So much better tale spinners around. Was tempted to give up on it a few times,yet I did read to the very end. The first person comment of knees turning rubbery and nearly collapsing plus stomach knots and nausea over and over made the story seem juvenile and amateurish. Nothing here to ponder after the last page.