The Noise

The Noise

Terror has a new sound

Summary

'A really entertaining thriller [that] like Michael Crichton . . . keeps ratcheting up the suspense' Booklist
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Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they're the only ones left.


In the shadow of Mount Hood in the US Pacific Northwest, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie.

The girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams.

From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the noise only gets worse . . .
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'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades' Lee Child

'The master storyteller of our times' Hillary Rodham Clinton

'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer . . . Simply put: nobody does it better' Jeffrey Deaver

'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind' Michael Connelly

'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' Patricia Cornwell

'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting' Mark Lawson, Guardian

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin

Reviews

  • A really entertaining thriller . . . like Michael Crichton (who might have written something very like this), Patterson and Barker keep ratcheting up the suspense and the sense of impending doom, until, by the end, we wish we could read faster just so we can find out what happens next.
    Booklist

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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