Sam really struggles to come to terms with this, feeling she should have been able to do something to help them.
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She has recently been reunited with her difficult sister Mimi, now calling herself Miranda, who has her own demons to fight. Sam is in a fledgling relationship with the sexy but possessive Con and as we get to know her and her colleagues at the hospital including the enigmatic Leo, it became no clearer to me who she could trust than she finds it herself.
Switching off when she leaves work soon becomes impossible when it begins to infiltrate her own life and affect those around her. She needs to find out why and how people are suffering at the hands of memories of an event which seems not to have happened as it is recollected and before someone else dies. This is a book about memories and the after effects of being a witness to trauma. Oh and did I mention …. The Authors innate skill with words and ability to use her knowledge of the human mind in all its guises lifts this book from the everyday to the exceptional.
The author tackles some dark and disturbing subjects extremely well including mental health, child abuse and toxic relationships and one big reveal, part way through the book had me literally reeling with shock and in floods of tears — you have been warned, tissues and compassion needed.
We will meet Sam again in book 2 in this series Lost in The Lake. Oct 31, Noelle rated it it was amazing. My thanks to the author for an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review. My review rating is actually 4. No Longer Safe has been one of my all time favourite, blow your mind kind of reads for ! You can read my review here. Set in London, the main theme within this book is manipulation of the mind and how past trauma, My thanks to the author for an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review. Set in London, the main theme within this book is manipulation of the mind and how past trauma, broken trust, loss, relationships and distorting reality can be used to literally mess with a persons mind.
The storyline intrigued me from the start. Although I would not describe this as a fast-paced novel, it was gripping enough to keep me turning the pages and wanting more! There were a few strands placed within the main story that tied up just nicely at the end and added to the shockers revealed as the story unravelled. This novel was rich with characters, each one bringing something original to the main storyline. A few stood out more than others and some of my faves included: Sam the main character because my feelings about her were mixed!
Maybe it was just me! She came across as lost but courageous; vicious but vulnerable and dishonest but trustworthy. How could that be!? I was desperate to know more about her story and although my suspicions were finally confirmed — it was still a moment that left me reeling. Both of these characters, frankly, annoyed me! Yet, their purpose within the pages made sense…so I tolerated them!
And THAT bookjunkies — is pretty damn scary! I still am recovering from that 10 months later but I am beginning to worry about this author and her background in Psychotherapy! Is she using it for good or evil!? Hell Yeah, I do! Sep 26, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to say I absolutely loved the story line in Inside The Whispers. Sam Samantha has recently just started a new job in a hospital helping patients that are suffering with PTSD.
I had so much empathy for Sam. Her life seems to be getting on the right track with her new job and her new boyfriend Con and she is as happy as she can be. Inside The Whispers is a dark and tense read that is full of suspense. A guaranteed page turner that will certainly mess with the readers mind and is an absolute must read for psychological thrillers. Can not wait for more in this series. My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway. Oct 06, E. Powell rated it it was amazing Shelves: So it was when I started A. It has an intriguing premise.
Worse, instead of Sam helping them to heal, her patients start committing suicide. Before long, someone close to her starts to exhibit the same terrified behaviours and desire to end their life. Anticipation by the bucket load, then. As for the ending? No spoilers, of course, but brilliantly unexpected. A superb psychological thriller. I received an ARC of this book. This is my independent opinion. Dec 08, Coco. V marked it as to-read Shelves: Oct 14, Emma rated it it was amazing. Inside the Whispers was published on 20th October and is written by the very talented A.
Waines who has created a different yet brilliant protagonist in the form of Dr. Hospital based clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willberby is starting to feel alarmed. Sam helps patients after they suffer trauma, talking through their experiences and helping them learn to cope with what has happened to them. Three of her patients suddenly recall a traumatic escape from an undergroun Inside the Whispers was published on 20th October and is written by the very talented A.
Three of her patients suddenly recall a traumatic escape from an underground fire, but that was not the reason they were initially referred to Sam. Samantha takes it upon herself to do a little investigating in her spare time, only to confirm her suspicions. Then, one by one, her three tube patients commit suicide. What could Sam have done differently? Full of remorse, she starts to notice similar signs in her boyfriend. Can Dr Willberby work out what is going on before her boyfriend becomes the next victim…?
Before I say anything else, I have to shout from the rooftops that I loved this book! If they are not real, then I am more than happy to suspend my belief and you should do the same. An absolutely brilliant read! Dr Samantha Willerby is now one of my favourite fictional characters. And how refreshing to have a clinical psychologist as the lead character. The budding new relationship between Samantha and her sister, Miranda was wonderful to read. Although having not seen each other for many years things start out quite strained and I did feel a little uncomfortable at times.
Miranda is also a brilliant, well written character who I hope will make a return in any Dr Willerby sequels. There were several other brilliant characters featured who I either loved, or loved to hate! The plot was twisty and it grabbed my attention with both hands. When I was busy doing other things like feeding my children I was thinking about this book. It was my first A. Five out of five stars. Many thanks to A. Waines for providing me with a copy of Inside the Whispers in exchange for an honest review. Aug 21, Marina rated it really liked it. Hello, friends, fellow bloggers, and avid readers!
Today I have another review for you. It is one of a hell psychological thriller. This is the first book in the series. The main character, D-r Samantha Willerby is a clinical psychologist. She works with people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Not so long time ago, there was an accident in the Tube and now she treats three survivors who have flashbacks of the accident. Each one of them has a same story. She decides to check and finds out that nothing of that actually happened.
Then one of them commits suicide, not being able to live with the quilt for not helping the other people in the Tube. Then another of her patients, a Tube survivor, also commits suicide. Two suicides are not accidental. Something more is going on. In the very same time, Samantha has to deal with her younger sister who shows up at her door uninvited.
She suffers from schizophrenia and is possible runaway from the mental hospital. When her boyfriend, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks as her patients, Sam is desperate to find out what is causing them. After all, Conrad was never near the Tube that time.
The plot is very intriguing and the pace is very fast. What starts as one story, soon turns into another one, and another one. There were moments when my jaw dropped and moments when I said: Some things were hard to swallow, some were suspiciously plausible. Full of ups and downs, this story is so tense till the very last page. Overall, I liked it. I was looking forward to reading this as it had some great reviews and was an author I hadn't read before. I have to admit it was a bit of a slow burner for me as I wondered and scratched my head in the beginning.
Dr Samantha Willerby seems like a relatively normal woman, however it's pretty apparent that she is in an extremely dysfunctional relationship. Added to this, she is a psychologist dealing with trauma patients. When 3 of her patients turn up and seem to have trauma relating to an incid I was looking forward to reading this as it had some great reviews and was an author I hadn't read before.
When 3 of her patients turn up and seem to have trauma relating to an incident that didn't happen things get rather dark all round. However, they turn almost sinister when it appears her boyfriend is experiencing the same sort of flashbacks relating to this supposed incident when she starts to become alarmed. The story centres around this element of the story and in all honesty to say any more would make it so much less enjoyable for other readers.
What I will say is that by the halfway mark I actually began to question myself. AJ Waines has weaved an incredibly clever tale which certainly gets the mind working overtime. What I loved about this book was that I totally thought I had it all sussed and I was so far off the mark it was unreal. There were parts of the story where Sam grated on my nerves a little, but that aside a cracking start to what will hopefully be a great series.
I can't wait to get started on book 2! Nov 02, Nicholas Masters rated it really liked it Shelves: Needless to say I was looking forward to starting the book as soon as it hit the virtual shelves. To compound my interest I found out shortly afterwards that I had won a paperback copy as well!!!! This good luck and the fact that's Christmas is on us gives me the perfect instrument to shares AJ Waines work to someone near and dear;.
Another great novel to add to the collection. The plot was brilliant and there were definitely enough rich characters around to keep one constantly analysing motives and relationships. Really enjoyed that the setting was around my daily commuting area as well. Jan 21, H. Leuschel rated it it was amazing. This book was a exactly what I was looking for these days: The only part of the story I wasn't quite sure about was the plausibility of the ending Oct 28, Aimee rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have come to really like A.
I stumbled on Girl on the Train and loved it. I searched her books and read one right after the other. I appreciate a good psychological thriller. This book is exactly that. I look forward to more in the Dr Samantha Willerby series. I found the characters totally believable. The mystery behind the suicides was intriguing. The ending made me stop and ponder a few moments.
This is one of those books you almost need to read again Great Thriller! This is one of those books you almost need to read again to catch every nuance. Dec 31, Pat rated it it was ok. Although I've read some of her other books and thought they were OK, this did not hit the spot for me. I'm not going to bother with a synopsis, that's easy to find.
I just found the plot a bit silly and the characters implausible. For a psychologist Sam seemed a bit clueless. Her boyfriend why was she even with him was a waste of space yet she was besotted with him. And the doctor, Leo Noble, was just a mess of contradictions. How they let him continue to operate with the stress he was under i Although I've read some of her other books and thought they were OK, this did not hit the spot for me.
How they let him continue to operate with the stress he was under is beyond me. The book dragged for most of the time and don't get me started on the ending. That was just rubbish, I hated it. The only thing that I liked was Sam's dogged pursuit of the origin of the horrific memories her patients were reporting. Although how an otherwise rational person could continue to believe their delusion in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary is also beyond me. Dec 11, Theresa Diedrich rated it it was ok. Not so good I kept reading even though I disliked the story.
I kept hoping it would get better. The ending was corny.
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It was better when Leo was dead. Nov 04, Gordon Mcghie rated it it was amazing. I love a thriller set around hospitals. Perhaps it is because both my parents worked for the NHS and I grew up surrounded by hospital chat?
But give me a book with a medical theme and the threat that a place of healing is actually doing harm to its patients and I will be a happy reader. Inside The Whispers is a perfect example of why I love these types of stories. We are introduced to Doctor Samantha Willerby Sam — she is a clinical psychologist and is treating patients suffering traumas and tr I love a thriller set around hospitals.
We are introduced to Doctor Samantha Willerby Sam — she is a clinical psychologist and is treating patients suffering traumas and trying to help them overcome their personal demons. Sam realises that some of her patients were caught up in the same terrifying event — a fire at a London tube station.
Their graphic descriptions of the horror they faced leaves Sam shaken, particularly when the first patient commits suicide. However, something seems wrong with the scenes they are describing and despite the clarity of their memories of the fire there are inconsistencies in their memory which Sam cannot explain. Digging deeper Sam soon uncovers evidence to suggest that her patients may be lying to her, but to what end and why would they fabricate a story so vivid and horrific that they then start to take their own lives?
Sam needs to get to the bottom of the mystery as her boyfriend starts to exhibit the same symptoms as her patients. Away from work there are also problems for Sam at home, her sister has left the residential clinic where she has been staying for several years. But her arrival will cause friction with Sam as the long running fractious nature of their relationship cannot just be glossed over and forgotten easily. Inside the Whispers was an absolute treat to read. The author created characters I cared about, giving them a depth and feel which kept me reading.
This is a stylish, intelligent thriller with a dark and deeply disturbing premise at its core. Dec 20, Alexina Golding rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed the premise for this book and SAM as the psychotherapist was an interesting and different take from what I have read recently. She was a great character to learn about and I found her fascinating in her home and work life.
For a beginning of a series it was a gripping and unique read. I am looking forward to the next instalment and getting to know Sam more and have a feeling it will be fraught. May 08, Jennifer Mae rated it did not like it. The title hooked me and also the cover, now that's out of the way.. Then let me tell you this.. Warnin Inside the whispers. Samantha Willerby has a lot of plates in her hands. Her three patients started telling the same stories which doesn't add up to the real accident that happen in the Tube station. It's either they are lying or full of shit but they end up dead, cause is suicide.
Her boyfriend Con, started having the same flashbacks from her patients. Her older sister, Mimi or Miranda is a schizophrenic, caused by sexual abuse. Samantha started having the flashbacks oh boy, gimme a break 5. She has to find out who is doing this false memory implantation! I hate it, it took so long that drags me down and gave me an ending of okay, glad I'm done with this. Been battling with 1 or 2 stars. I did have fun with all the twisty and mystery stuff but meh Oct 08, Neats rated it really liked it.
Dr Samantha Willerby is a clinical psychologist working in a London hospital when several patients come to her after being caught up in a traumatic incident on the tube, but she soon notices that despite all claiming to have been in the same place at the same time, their stories are inconsistent. It's only when Sam takes it upon herself to visit the scene that she realises that all of them are lying but she has no idea why. So imagine her horror when these victims start committing suicide.
When Dr Samantha Willerby is a clinical psychologist working in a London hospital when several patients come to her after being caught up in a traumatic incident on the tube, but she soon notices that despite all claiming to have been in the same place at the same time, their stories are inconsistent. When her new boyfriend, Con, starts displaying similar symptoms of survivor guilt to her patients, Sam begins her search for the truth in the hope that she will be saving their lives.
When Sam's estranged sister, Mim, unexpectedly arrives on the scene this only adds to Sam's problems, so she turns to her colleague Dr Leo Hansson for help, unaware that he has some complex issues of his own to deal with. This is an intricately spun story that pulled me in right from the beginning. Social Services find her the first of a string of temporary jobs between which she criss-crosses England trying to find a safe haven. Read more Read less.
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Sharon makes her way to Social Services, but she receives little help from them. They refuse to believe her stories of abuse, but they do find her work. Eventually, she learns how to support herself financially, but coping with her abuse, as this entire book proves, is a long-term lesson she will learn throughout her adulthood.
Even when things in her life seem to be going well, she still finds herself tormented by the memory of her abuse and the frustration that her own brother, himself physically abused by her stepfather, will not believe her accusations of sexual abuse. Worst of all, her own mother deems her a liar despite having seen her stepfather coming out of Sharon's room at night. The result of such dysfunction makes it difficult for Sharon to love or trust; she inflicts abuse upon herself, scratching herself to release the toxins from the touch of her stepfather--the "night devil"--from her body, and also by making herself vomit after each meal, an eating disorder resulting largely from how her mother would starve her for days at a time.
Sharon continually doubts herself as new experiences come into her life. She has considerable difficulty trusting a man not to hurt her.
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As she says at one point, "It's difficult to overcome and to believe anyone can love you if your own parents do not love you. When her first son is born, she is resolved to give him a better life than what she knew, promising, "I am not always going to get it right, but I promise no one will ever hurt you. I will stand by you for the rest of your life.
I will give my life to protect you, and there will be no secrets between us and no pain. She finally locates her biological father, but the experience lacks the love she dreamed of experiencing. Her mother finally admits she knew about her stepfather's behavior, but while Sharon wanted to be believed, she is also left wondering how her mother could have sided against her, preferring to be in denial. Sharon even finds herself caring for her brother's children when he is accused of murder. And perhaps worst of all, she is forced to battle cancer. She is also continually restricted by the fears that still arise from her past, and when a doctor, against her orders, gives her a full hysterectomy while she is asleep, past emotions spring back to life as she feels the same sort of violation she experienced as a child at her stepfather's hands--that a man did as he pleased with her body while she was unable to defend herself.
Through these and many other telling incidents, "Surviving a House Full of Whispers" proves itself an amazing survival story. It speaks to the power of the human spirit--that people can still be good and do the right thing in the face of dysfunction and repeated obstacles. At the end of the book, Sharon finds herself in a position of caring for her mother; when asked how she can do so after how her mother treated her, Sharon simply replies that being vindictive is not in her nature.
What perhaps strikes one the most in both of Sharon Wallace's books is that she never gives up hope, whether it is in searching for a relationship with her father, or simply doing what needs to be done for her family. At times, the book's writing and the events are a bit rough, but so was Sharon's life, and that she has survived and is willing to tell her story to shed insight into dysfunction is a triumph in itself. Rather than play the victim, she has become an inspiration through her efforts to make life better for herself and her loved ones.
My grandchildren are to be cherished and future generations after them. As a teen in the public library I was introduced to the many horrors of child abuse from the pages of a book. Up until this moment in my life I believed that although life has its up and downs all children were nurtured and loved as I was while growing into adulthood. I had been unaware of the tragedies that were going on around us behind closed doors that change the course of many lives.
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This single experience while sitting at the quiet table in the library expanded my view of the world and enabled me the understanding of the "what can happens". From an early age Sharon is abused physically, mentally, and sexually by her stepfather. As a child should, Sharon reaches out to her mother only to be ridiculed and called a liar. Faced with this added abuse Sharon reaches out over and over to Social Services who not only fail her miserably but add undue torment to her situation. Sharon is left with only herself and soon finds out self is all she really can rely on.
Although breaking away from her devastating situation Sharon finds the courage and embarks on a life alone. The trauma she endured gave her the strength and courage to survive where many would not be able. Finding herself and working thru many issues formed from her childhood such as self-mutilation, alcohol, and eating disorders Sharon's courage is that to be envied by everyone. Faced with such a depressing situation I for one do not know how I would have weathered this storm. Sharon struggles on thru the torture constantly inflicted upon her by her family who seen to make a game out of messing with her life.
While struggling with her demons she is constantly given more to deal with from her family. Along the way Sharon is faced with promise. Conveying what she has gone thru and giving herself to someone she loves then conveying this to her readers is probably one of the most touching things I have ever read. He won't ever hurt you again. He came over to put his arm around me. It felt good to have a comforting arm around me; I had been alone and uncomforted for too long.
It had been way too long and Sharon deserved to feel loved. Sharon's story is one that needs to be read. Read by survivors of abuse, by abusers themselves, and by those who thought they had never been touched by abuse. Everyone in some way, thru a friend or relative, co-worker or acquaintance is affected by abuse. People need to open their eyes wide and when they think they may know someone in a situation such as Sharon's it is their responsibility to step in where others do not.