Review: The Noise

The Noise by James Patterson and J.D. Barker is a title sent to me by the wonderful people over at Penguin Random House. I have to be honest; I outsourced this read since I’ve got a mountain to work through, and I turn to audiobooks out of procrastination (being overwhelmed and feeling a bit anxious).

My reader is a James Patterson and mystery fan. Spoiler alert: she didn’t like it.

Her review

This story is full of action and horror. Very much science fiction, which can compare to a Dean Koontz and Stephen King book

The terrible event occurred in a remote village in the Oregon Woods where families had lived for generations and were completely isolated from other towns. The main characters are a 16-year-old girl, Tennant and her eight-year-old sister, Sophie.

The two girls were in the forest checking on rabbit traps when a piercing reverberating sound occurred. They were immediately snatched by their parents and taken to a place of safety which was an underground bunker fully equipped for survival.  However, the parents leave the girls there and lock them in.  Sophie begins to scream and has blood pouring from her ears and mouth. Later, Tennant remarked that Sophie had got the devil inside of her.

A team consisting of skilled people were put together by the Government and tasked to investigate the events in the village. Colonel Frazer and Dr Martha Chen, a medical doctor and a psychologist, play a significant role during this investigation. However, these two experts are caught between the threat and those who have the power to survive it.

The team struggle to understand the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the people and the deaths that have taken place. Later it also becomes clear that the only remaining survivors of the team are Dr Chan and Fraser, a military operator.

The final chapter is inconclusive. This is not the type of story I usually read and am comfortable with.

Syll’s take

This actually sounds like something I’ll enjoy, so I’m going to add it to my leaning tower of TBR. In the meantime, you can follow my reading adventures and annual reading challenge on Goodreads – apparently, I’ve completed my reading challenge. Still going strong and would like to see what you’re reading too.

Edit: I read the book. I can see why Louisa didn’t like it. I felt like it was OK, a bit long-winded.


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