The Noise By James Patterson and JD Barker is a good novel, full of action, suspense and horror. I was engaged the entire time and couldn’t hold back to discover what was truly going on. The answer was a little complex and over my head however I was actually delighted. My favourite characters were the two girls we meet in the story.
Sophie Riggin and Tennant, are daughters of survivalists living in a far off and isolated village in Oregon. They were passing on with their daily life when the noise started. The screams, the noise, the horror, the blood flowing from their ears, eyes, etc. Their poppa put them in the shelter with their dog, Zeke, for security. But, when they leave the shelter everything has changed – there is nobody in sight, their village is obliterated, and Sophie isn’t behaving like herself. Tennant concludes they should move to another shelter when the noise start once more.
What’s going on? What is the reason for the noise? What is the word that Sophie continues to say? How Tennant can help her sister? Where did everybody go? Where is Momma and Poppa?
A group of first class government investigators are brought in. In the group is Dr. Martha Chan, a psychologist who examine long term medical emergencies. Another person of the group is Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fraser, a career military leader with a mistrust of citizens. The noise is continuing and spreading across the Pacific Northwest, things are going crazy. However, how would you consider and contain when you’re not sure what and why caused this “noise” to occur?
There are different points of views being told in this book and there are ton of minor characters too. Readers will come to know things as characters in the book do. I enjoyed the feeling of being unedge and terrified not realize what’s going on. As far as I might be concerned, this book is more horrifying than “true” horror, which from numerous points of view makes the book seriously engaging.
The Noise By James Patterson and JD Barker is difficult to describe. It’s not normal or anything that I’ve read before. It’s part horror, part science fiction, a little medical thriller crossed with disaster thriller, part dystopia and afterwards like a military thriller and political thrill ride. As always, kudos to JD Barker and Patterson for writing such a gruesome, dark, superb novel.
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