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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 agin

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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
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Katie B
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I'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 she discovers she has a long lost sister.

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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 her mom is in a coma and her dad might be charged with abuse
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leslie hamod
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For once, I am speechless

A tale of how women change the courses of their lives in response to the men in their lives. A story of lies, redemption and love.
Tulay
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
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 ago. Girl, you're crazy.

2) Do not allow your 12-yea
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Tammie
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-lit
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 highly recommend it to readers that like fictional ...more
Tammy
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Lisa-Books Smiles
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Dawn Doria
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Barbara Sissel
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 are the gut wrenching choices that were made in terrif ...more
Linda Zagon
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“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-daughter relationships, emotional support, honesty, love an ...more
Barbara White
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 recommend this book enough. A perfect book club pick!
Carol Boyer
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 do then in. There are journal pages that give cl ...more
Susan Peterson
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 characters who were complicated and complex; I was sufferi ...more
ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
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 character of Tony and believe that his story was an
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Bark
Jul 02, 2018 marked it as own-tbr
Amazon First selection.
✿Nancy✿
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this :) Recommend!!!
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2.5 STARS

I 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 that with her into adulthood. Most of the characters are
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Siqahiqa
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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 ⭐
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Jodi
Jul 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hated-it
This book was boring and predictable. I'm not sure who decided it would be considered a 'thriller" but it was not that.
Deborah Blanchard
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, netgalley
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 cry. I loved this book. The author truly knows how ...more
Bookphile
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
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 from abusive relationships. I really appreciated thi
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Jennifer Bertoldo
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!
Renee
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very good

This 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
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 medication to prevent an anxiety attack. I suppose I
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Jennifer
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved the book. There were so many secrets kept hidden from Maisey. Loved the story, writing style and characters. Although, most of the characters were horrible people. Thank goodness Maisey grew up with Howard as a dad, because her mom was awful. Leah reminded me of Joan Crawford. Between Leah and Greg, no wonder Maisey is the way she is. Sometimes I forgot Elle was only twelve, she seemed very grownup and more mature than some of the adults. I LOVED Howard, especially how he stood up to Greg ...more
Merrie
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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 kept hidden from her. During this time, Elle's fa
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Jayme Teague gauthier
Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for letting me read Whipser Me This for my honest review. The this book is not a book full of mystery and secrets like promised. It is a book about domestic abuse. It leads you to believe in the beginning that there is mystery but the answers soon come to light and to me the whole premise fell flat.
Sally Coles
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maisey had a difficult childhood with her mother Leah always pushing her for more and making her feel that she was never good enough so when her own daughter Elle comes along she is determined to make a different life for her although she refuses to marry Greg the father. Greg however is very controlling and as an attorney always hangs the vague threat over her that he could go for custody of Elle if she doesn't toe the line. So when Leah has a fall and goes into a coma and her father is under s ...more
Linda
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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’ll never understand how they can raise their hands in pain
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Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home. Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild tur ...more
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