Claire Scanlan is embarking on a new career as an estate agent, hoping to get over her divorce through work. Unfortunately, another new employee at the
estate agency, Avery Collier, is also hungry for success, and Claire's new house listing might be a significant problem. Although the house is a wonderful building designed by a renowned architect, it was also the location of the murder of that same architect
- and his wife and child - by his son. Many people have viewed the house but been put off by strange feelings - is the house haunted?
Claire discovers early on that the house probably
is haunted. She's always been very open to supernatural events and often dreams about things. When she realizes
that someone in the house is trying to contact her and that there might be more to the murders than the police originally thought, she doesn't know who to trust. Is Ben Grant, the brother of the architect and the man listing the house, too good to be true? Can Claire
find success in her job when Avery keeps trying to get her in trouble?
House of Whispers is an enjoyable book with its mystery gradually unfolding. The author's sense of pace
is good, and it isn't easy to guess the identity of the guilty party. However, the book doesn't have anything particularly new to say, and the characters feel more like ciphers without particularly deep feelings. The romance
isn't thoroughly portrayed, and the author uses Eden, the surviving daughter, as a clumsy plot device when she tells Claire something she hasn't told anyone else, despite having known her only a couple of days. The book
is interesting in its way but nothing particularly special.