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Whispers
Whispers
Author: Belva Plain
Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couple  with two beautiful daughters and a lovely home in  an exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is on  the fast track of a major corporation. Lynn is  devoted to her family and good works. But in the  Ferguson's closed doors hide a painful secr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440216742
ISBN-10: 0440216745
Publication Date: 3/10/1994
Pages: 480
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 96 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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This is a wonderful book dealing with the hidden world of domestic violence. It is extremely well written and kept me wanting to find out what happens next.
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This gripping story of a woman hiding behind a facade of the perfect family will touch your heart and open your eyes to family abuse. This fictional portrayal is emotional.
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Writing is a bit old fashioned and I felt held back a bit - but the story is good and you feel for the characters. Ending is predictable.
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This was the first Belva Plain book I have read and I loved it. It made me look forward to reading other books by her.
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A great story teller. Impelling characters.
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Robert and Lynn Ferguson are the quintessentially picture-perfect couple with two beautiful daughters and a lovely home in an exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is on the fast track of a major corporation. Lynn is devoted to her family and doing good works. But the Fergusons' ultimate American dream hides a dark painful secret - one that Lynn vows to keep hidden from the world - and her children - at any cost.

When Lynn and Robert first meet, she's a bright, fresh-faced twenty-year-old; he's handsome, slightly older, a charming young business executive; ambitious and determined. From the start they fall deeply in love, thrilled by the discovery of their mutual desire. But as early as their honeymoon the gold begins to tarnish, when Robert's anger erupts into a physical assault, one for which Lynn blames herself.

To all appearances, the Fergusons have kept the facade of an idyllically happy family firmly intact. Not even their closest friends, Josie and Bruce Lehman know the entirety of Lynn's shame. Social worker Josie has seen her bruises, distrusts the overly-ambitious, too-perfect Robert, and suspects the real cause of the children's increasingly disturbed behavior. But not even Josie can pierce Lynn's icy wall of silence, a wall that will not crumble until Lynn is forced to face herself - and the truth - at last.

I thought this book was absolutely excellent. The plot was very believable; I can imagine that such a scenario could, and perhaps does, happen to so many people - domestic abuse is probably much more prevalent than we expect. I give this book a definite A+!
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Excellent read!
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intelligent book highlighting a subject that is still kept under the covers. Another New York Times beseller for Plain.


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