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Whispers of a Scandal by Julie Corbin

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About the book

Friends Nina, Bel and Rachel share everything with one another.

Or do they?

After every parents’ evening, they look forward to a catch-up at the local pub, swapping friendly gossip.

But there will be no clinking Prosecco tonight.

A malicious note has been left in a child’s schoolbag: This class has secrets. All the parents tell lies.

Nina, Bel and Rachel wouldn’t dare suspect each other of the scandalous accusations that emerge.

But when their own secrets are at risk, something has to be done…

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My Review

Whispers of a Scandal was both familiar and different in its delivery. Three best friends whose daughters were best friends too found themselves in the center of a gossip storm when one of the daughters discovered a scathing anonymous note in her school bag. The note was the reveal of the secret that the women were trying to hide. Someone was hellbent on exposing them, and it was up to the trio to stop them. 

Author Julie Corbin wrote a compelling prose till nearly 2/3rds of the story where the women had to deal with a whole lot of drama in their personal lives, some of them affected their friendship. I liked how their dynamics ebbed and flowed but always remained a support in moments of need.

According to me, the reveal was done quite earlier on. Hence, the last few chapters, which had a new plotline, though connected to our leading ladies, felt to be extraneous. And it was easy to guess the perp of that plot. For me, that brought down the excitement factor. Had the last plotline been embedded into the current one, it would have made a great twist. 

Nevertheless, the book provided me with entertaining hours between my chores (channel the Desperate Housewives series) and was a pleasure to read.

I loved it

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Book Details

Publication Date: October 7, 2021 

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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