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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 killerNew 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 is certain that every loose end has been cut, every enemy silenced...except one. It's been sixteen years since Claire St. John fled in terror from her family's home on Lake Arrowhead. Sixteen years since her fiance's tragic death and the shocking secret she promised never to reveal to anyone. But that was before journalist Kate Moran began probing the mystery of that horrible night, turning a light on the darkest corners of Claire's life, exposing her once again to a cold-blooded murderer's vicious fury. Now, as Claire returns home to face a past she's tried to forget, another body is unearthed, revealing the twisted nature of a killer who is ready at last to make Claire pay the ultimate price!...

Title : Whispers
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ISBN : 9780821776032
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 447 Pages
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Whispers Reviews

  • Monica **can't read fast enough**
    2019-06-15 05:26

    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 up while traveling or on vacation when you just want to be entertained and aren't looking to need to think too deeply about a story. I found this copy at Goodwill and I will definitely look for more Lisa Jackson in the future. You can find more from me at •(♥).•*Monlatable Book Reviews*•.(♥)•

  • Becca
    2019-05-27 23:21

    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 Oregon, and The Night Before and The Morning After, which take place in Savannah. Now I don't know much about the language of vocabulary or the evolution of words but when the US is split between Pop, Soda, and Coke I have a hard time believing that people from Oregon and Georgia, and everywhere in between, use the word "niggle" in every day language. Jackson also over uses "the sons he could have sired" and "sired" in general. Again this is something that could easily be avoided with the use of a thesaurus or some creativity. Luckily this time when she talked about how dry someone's mouth was she said "dry as cotton" instead of "all the spit in his/her mouth dried up".However, I get pulled in and although I become frustrated with her choice of wording I like the suspense she brings to the books of hers I've read already. I'll probably return to her sometime next year or when I take a "free" month.

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2019-05-24 06:23

    WHISPERSWritten by Lisa Jackson(Audio: Read by Alyssa Bresnahan)1996 (reissued Oct 2015), 416 PagesGenre: romance, mystery, suspense★★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 Moran, now a reporter, has returned home to also expose family the candidate's secrets and what find out what really happened sixteen years ago.Sixteen years ago - eldest daughter, Miranda is love with Hunter and is pregnant with his baby; Claire is in love with Harley and they are engaged to be married; and Tessa has given her virginity to Weston who wants to sleep with all three of the sisters, especially Miranda. Kendall is also in love with Harley, and is in cahoots with Weston to get Harley back. Paige, Weston and Harley's sister, wants Harley to marry Kendall so she can have Kendall in her life. Their parents are all having affairs with one another and not for love. Then one night everything blows up when Harley is found dead and the three sisters were in a car accident - all on the same night.Then we come back to the present (1996) where things s-l-o-w-l-y unfolds just how you think it would. And, somehow the characters come together in a forced way to tie up loose ends.This was one of those novels where I did not like a single character. They were all selfish in their own way and not characters I would root for. I did come to feel for Miranda and Tessa as their characters did grow and redeemed themselves (in my opinion). They had the capacity to be strong heroines to carry the novel on their own. I did not like Claire - or like how she turned out or find that she did anything to change my opinion on her. And, of course, she is the heroine. The one everyone wants to love or hate. She has this big secret and every time the person she is keeping it from comes around, she ALWAYS has to mention that she has this secret from them, that they will hate her, and that she can't believe they haven't already figured it out. She also has a love interest (the hero who I also don't care for) where the "romance" seems to pop out of nowhere, as the chemistry between them is not really there. We hear they are in love but don't really see it. I enjoyed the narrator as she kept a good pace for a long drawn out story. I felt like there was too much going on and we were in the past too much. I didn't think we needed whole back story as it gave away the killer right away. I felt for this reason their wasn't much suspense. This book just didn't keep my interest. I did finish it just because I was willing to stay with the story for the author's sake, and then got to a point where I had to finish or admit great defeat.k (My Novelesque Life)My Novelesque Life

  • TJ Fox
    2019-05-22 23:31

    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 relationships in this, the story line is twisted and convoluted as well. Pretty early on, you kind of figure out who the bad guy is, then get a few misdirection threads tossed in so you question it, but when it is all said and done, those first impressions prove true, in a much more messed up way than your originally thought. That part isn’t bad, but it is all just a bit too over the top for my tastes, especially when mixed with stereotypical spoiled, entitled teens and other side of the tracks bad boys for the underdog.This just isn’t the kind of story I really enjoy. I can’t say that it is badly written or that it isn’t worth the read as others may really enjoy it, but it just isn’t my thing.

  • EDian
    2019-06-08 00:15

    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)
    2019-06-08 23:15

    Good plot overall, but way to wordy and repetitive.

  • Billee
    2019-06-12 02:16

    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. :)

  • Parker
    2019-06-13 03:31

    2 1/2 stars

  • Heather Gibson
    2019-06-19 03:10

    It was a pretty good book and actually held some surprises for me which was kind of nice

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-12 05:16

    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 youth – secrets that only they know which now are being tested and forced into the light and scrutiny of others. Did one of them kill Harlan Taggart? Did the three conspire together in the deed? If not, then what are they really trying to hide from that night not that long ago?Lisa Jackson has crafted an interesting twisted and modern take of a Romeo and Juliet story with this novel. Two rival families, wanting desperately to ruin the other via business while their kids fight, fall in love, and struggle to overcome their parents. This is a delicately crafted story that manages to weave a murder thriller in with a romance story. While some moments are predictable, the novel itself is still enjoyable and is a quick read.

  • Vera Maslow
    2019-06-16 06:05

    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 connected. Part 3: Back in the present and the conclusion. Definitely packed with all the suspense. In this part some characters grew on me even more, some fell flat. The motive and who did it kind of made sense. It didn't quite fit the character to me and how things played out just didn't make much sense. I expected more of the characters and depth that I didn't get in the wrap up, mildly disappointing. Overall it was good, not great. I thought the description of the book was more promising then what the book was. To me it kind of felt like an experiment in writing and style rather then a well fleshed out story. Potential that didn't quite hit the mark here.

  • Georgiann Hennelly
    2019-06-02 06:24

    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 questions plus her father hired a private investigator to also look into it.. And now the killer is getting worried as they thought all loose ends had been dealt with except one... But who is the killer. thats the question keeps you in suspense , its a love story with a murder twist.

  • Omaira
    2019-05-23 07:25

    "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 engancha y se lee rápidamente"Reseña completa: http://entrelalecturayelcine.blogspot...

  • Sandy
    2019-05-27 02:28

    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
    2019-06-19 06:12

    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
    2019-06-13 07:09

    Too much sex.

  • Greg
    2019-06-11 06:06

    Not my style. Thought it was a murder mystery - but it was a romance

  • Betty Spates
    2019-06-07 04:24

    Loved the story. I couldn't put the book down.

  • Trisha Morrison
    2019-05-22 07:03

    Without a doubt, my favorite book by this author so far.

  • Dwayne Wojtowicz
    2019-05-31 02:11

    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 investigator, Denver Styles, to dig into the past; he doesn't want no surprises coming from the family closet after he throws his hat into the political ring. The Taggerts, on the other hand, will try to do everything legal, and illegal, to ruin Dutch's promising career in politics. But to what extend and expense are they willing to pay? Having their own skeletons come out of their closets? Then there is the lose cannon, Kane Moran, who left to enlist in the Army, comes back as a journalist, and threatens to destroy the Holland family by writing a tell-all book about the night that Harley Taggert was killed.I have read Lisa Jackson's novels before and they are all spell bounding; however, "Whispers" gave me some trouble with keeping up with the characters, especially Kane Moran. Everything else about the book was beautifully delivered. The plot and the scenes were wonderfully developed and kept the story in view. The dialogue was superbly done. I could just feel the bitterness between the two families; the sarcasm between the characters. But when it came to the characters, I was somewhat dumbfounded.You knew right away from reading that Dutch Holland was a hard nose bastard. His persona was that of an elephant in a china shop. The three daughters, beautifully developed and presented. One by one, they were delivered to the reader with an astounding resound. The secondary characters as well. I was actually able to picture them in my mind; however, Kane Moran was just the exception.Kane's character was underdeveloped the moment he hit the pages of "Whispers." It took almost half way through for his character to become someone of importance; strong enough to carry on a conversation with other characters; believable in the context of the novel.Development of characters has to be done consistently and evenly. You cannot develop one character over the other and this is what has happened to Kane Moran in "Whispers."Lisa Jackson's other stories hit home with everything, but "Whispers" let me wondering if she was having a bad day."Whispers" is still highly recommended.

  • Kerry
    2019-06-11 00:09

    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 involved in the deaths and they have good reason to keep their secrets. Kane is determined to find out what really happened. That only brings about more "accidents" and someone is putting the pressure on him to let the story go. Claire and Kane can't seem to let their history stay in the past. I liked the small town feel, the other family involved is just as rich and powerful, which added to the rivalry and overall feel of the town. Good story, good characters, and kept me reading.

  • Veronica Buckler
    2019-05-30 06:31

    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, the characters just push all that aside in an instant. It doesn't feel realistic to me. Otherwise the books are great. Good story lines, plot twists, and who dun it's that keep you guessing right up to the "reveal".

  • Dennise
    2019-06-15 03:18

    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 100-150 pages. It did pick up at that point, and I was interested to watch the events of the past play out. When it came back to the book's present day, I was still interested to know what actually happened. The plot was great. I think it's the characters I struggled with the most.

  • Anna Mcfadden
    2019-06-05 00:32

    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 mystery of that horrible night, exposing the secrets of everyone who was link to rhe 3 men only to put Claire once again to a cold-blooded murderer's vicious hands.

  • Lauren Lark
    2019-05-28 23:31

    Didn't enjoy it all that much... the characters weren't relatable, it was a bit too romance-y, the suspense wasn't suspenseful. I live in Oregon, I grew up here going to the coast on the weekends in the summer. It honestly could have been set anywhere, nothing was specific to Oregon. I understand fictionalizing the town it was set in for description's sake, but why make up Portland landmarks? Why set it in Oregon if you're not going to revel in description of the distinctive landscape? I was hoping for more of a thriller, this isn't that.

    2019-06-16 06:33

    The book read like a story I have encountered before. Different characters and location. The author liked using descriptive words. So much so that the book lasted 17 more pages than the listed 416. The book did capture my interest. I figured out the culprit long before it was revealed. A few tricks tried to mislead me though. If you like rich and spoiled folk, teen sex and pregnancies, and murder and rape...this book is for you.

  • Ashley
    2019-05-28 04:08

    This awful book took me months to finish. Not sure why I even did. So incredibly boring, lots of graphic sex scenes among teenagers, more sex (thought this was a mystery book), and just words to fill up chapters. I sped red through parts and didn’t miss a single thing bc it was boring fluff. I hated this book.

  • Ben
    2019-06-01 02:24

    I have read a ton of Lisa Jackson's books, so I decided to try one of her first novels.It's not nearly as good as some of her other work, as it didn't seem to flow like the others.It was very raunchy, so don't give it to kids.If you're thinking of checking out some of Lisa's work, I suggest starting with Deep Freeze or Never Die Alone.

  • Patty
    2019-06-17 00:21

    There were a lot of twists and turns but the wonton lust for people of opposite sex got old -- for people that were not in their "league." I would say it is a good beach book. It will entertain but you can also put it down.

  • Karen
    2019-05-26 00:12

    The plot of the book was o.k., but I got really tired reading (or rather skipping) the love scenes. Too many and too unreal for a bunch of teen aged girls and their not much older lovers. Just as glad this wasn't a book I bought.