Audio Book Review: The Whispering Room by Amanda Stevens

Release Date: August 10, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Books SA
Format: Audio
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes
Narrator: Alicia Harding
Genre: Romance/ Suspense
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Work is a welcome refuge for New Orleans homicide detective Evangeline Theroux. Feeling suffocated by her new baby, in whose eyes she sees only her dead husband, she throws herself into a high-profile murder case.

Reclusive writer Lena Saunders offers Evangeline a provocative theory about the crime: it is the work of a lunatic vigilante. Lena spins the sordid story of Ruth and Rebecca Lemay, whose mother brutally murdered her male children in an insane effort to root out an "evil" gene. The girls survived and grew to adulthood but one is carrying on her mother's grisly work.

When the case takes a terrifyingly personal turn, Evangeline's whole life will depend on a crucial, impossible choice: the lesser of two evils.


This is a creepy mystery. Evangeline Theroux lost her husband recently and her new case takes her closer to finding out what actually happened to him. The FBI has also taken an interest in her husbands case and keeping Evangeline out of it may be harder than they think.

It seems that the new deaths are pointing to an old case of a woman who killed her male children thinking to put an end to what she thought of as an evil gene that ran through her husbands blood line. Her daughters helped her with killing her family and hiding the new baby her mother had. Finding that child may be the missing piece to the puzzle of what is happening .

Set in New Orleans, LA the thick swampy air and heavy mystery of spirituality and voodoo give this book a creepy atmosphere that mixes well with the twisted tale. I'll never look at a paper crane the same way again after this book. Well written with a good amount of suspense and intrigue to keep you guessing. The romance seems a bit contrived but the rest of it is worth the read.

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