Author: Chandler Baker
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Published: July 2, 2019
Book Description: Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO–what will happen when they decide enough is enough? Sloane, Adrienne, Grace and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Ames is a complicated man, a man they’ve all known for a long time, a man who’s always been surrounded by…whispers. Whispers that have always been ignored by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching Ame’s latest promotion differently. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough, Sloane and her colleagues set in motion a catastrophic shift within every floor and department within Truviv offices. All four women’s lives–as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries–will change dramatically as a result. “If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one, “none of this would have happened.”
Rating: 5 Huge Stars
Review: All I can say is WOW. As a working woman in the corporate world Whisper Network hit home. Early on when Baker wrote about a team meeting, discussing the untimely death of the CEO of Truviv, I felt so uncomfortable at times, that I knew Baker was going to get this story right.
This story surrounds 4 women, 3 working for Ames and 1 who is part of the cleaning crew. You find out Ames is not the person he is portraying, and when he is up for a promotion, these women take things into their own hands and stop whispering. As the story unfolds, what you think is unbelievable Baker brings into light. On a personal note, how women cannot support women, unfortunately happens more than you think, which again Baker portrays with an uncanny sense. This book has a lot of elements to this. This should be required reading for everyone, as this is an important story.
I cannot say how much I loved this book. As I write this, I am feeling emotional. Chandler Baker is very talented, to evoke all these feelings. I am reserving the right to update this review, as I have more time to reflect. I know this book is so new, so I wanted to make sure this stays on everyone’s radar.