Whisper My Name

Betrayal. Trust.

Lies. Truth.

A sinister plot lies at the heart of Whisper My Name, which is set in 1885. Meriel’s encounters with Sophie Casson, a mysterious young medium, prompt her to embark on a quest to find out about her past.

In essence Whisper My Name is a mystery story, involving long-buried secrets. In uncovering them, Meriel is made to question her understanding of friendship and love and ultimately she is forced to face up to some truths about herself as well as others.

It is difficult to talk about one of the inspirations behind the novel, without giving away too much of the plot! A fascination with the world of Victorian spiritualism, the British in India, nineteenth century theatre and science all form part of the mix.

Headstrong and self-centred, Meriel is by no means the perfect heroine…nevertheless I hope the reader comes to sympathise with her plight and to feel the same sneaking fondness for her as I do.

If you’d like to make a comment about the book, please do.


“A truly superb and gripping novel”

Jake Hope, Children’s Librarian, Coordinator of Lancashire Book of the Year Award

“Eerie and chilling… a deliciously atmospheric tale”

Lovereading (Read full review)

“An atmospheric, dramatic novel”

The Daily Mail

“Meriel’s absorbing journey reveals not only the secrets of her grandfather’s study but her own true family values.”

The Observer

“A chilling novel that will keep you up reading until the small hours of the morning.”

YA Bookreads


  1. Sam Bagulay
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Whisper My Name is an amazing novel that I would definately recommend. Although and amazing novel it also has many menaings and morals behind it and along with this it has a small sense of fear in it. It is chilling yet you dont want to put it down until its finished, and when it is finished you wished it would have carried on. I would put it in my top 10 of favourite books, ever.

  2. Sameera Akhtar
    Posted February 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I read this book and thought it was AMAZING! After reading Whsiper My Name I thought I’d have a go at reading Wildthorn and I loved that too! Thank you Jane Eagland! Hope there’s more to come!!!!!

  3. Anon.
    Posted March 5, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    An excellent book! I couldn’t put it down till the end!

  4. Jenny
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I thoroughly enjoyed Whisper My Name, and laughed out loud at the marvellous twists in the stunning plot. Fantastic!

    • Jane Eagland
      Posted May 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Jenny. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Posted January 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh, how wonderful this book is!
    I strongly recomend everyone from the age of 13+ to read this book.Also i suggest to the author to write “Whisper my name” part TWO! Oh think of the new adventures and mystery Meriel & Kitty even the rest of the “gang” can discover! PLEASE pretty MAKE A SECOND BOOK!
    Your Biggest fan
    Samantha Golddust

    • Jane Eagland
      Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

      I’m glad you enjoyed Whisper My Name so much. There are no plans for a sequel at the moment , but you never know!

  6. Nathalie Mull
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Increible!!!! me encanto el libro. Es el primer libro en inglés que he leido sin poder parar ni un segundo, me tenia hipnotisada con ganas de saber más y más… FELICIDADES por esta obra!!

  7. Nathalie Mull
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Iam with Samantha Golddust!!! PLEASE make a second book!!!

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