Item description for Dead Whisper On, The by T. L. Hines...
Overview Once a proud Butte, Montana, miner who daily risked her life setting explosives, she's now a garbage collector in her dying hometown. Her beloved father is dead and she does not speak with her mom. Canada Mac is alone. Longing for the past. Dreaming of making a difference...Until one night when her fathers voice speaks to her from the shadows. The dead, it seems, have messages they hunger to share with the world---warnings of impending disasters and grave danger...Of cities doomed to burn. But they need Canada's help.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2008
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764205196 ISBN13 9780764205194
Availability 0 units.
More About T. L. Hines
T.L. Hines writes Noir Bizarre stories, mixing mysteries with oddities in books such as The Unseen, Waking Lazarus, and The Dead Whisper On. Waking Lazarus received Library Journal s 25 Best Genre Fiction Books of the Year award. He lives in Billings, Montana."
Reviews - What do customers think about Dead Whisper On, The?
Fast, no-brainer read with a been-done-before plot. Feb 11, 2008
All in all, this was a fairly entertaining and (very) quick read, but very predictable. I guess after reading every Stephen King and Dean Koontz book, this plot didn't come as much of a surprise or ground-breaking. Even King's son, Joe Hill, writes amazing and fresh ghost stories. But this one just lacked the depth and skill I have gotten from other Authors.
Interesting Read Jan 2, 2008
This is a very suspenseful book that keeps you reading wanting more. The story follows Canada Mac a former mine specialist turned garbage collector as she struggles with dark evil forces all around her and her struggle to come to terms with her fathers death. A grea t read that keeps you turning the pages. I was very interested in the History of Butte Montana(where the book takes place) that he works into the story.
A Must Read For All Suspense Lovers! Dec 5, 2007
It's been eleven years since Candace MacHugh's father died. Living in Butte, Montana with nothing but her memories, Canada feels alone, she misses her father so much and has no contact with her mother since she blames her mother for kicking her father out. Then one night she hears her father speak to her from the shadows wanting her to join him and the work the dead are doing attempting to make contact about dire warnings and great dangers. The dead want her to become an "operative", one of the contacts between the living and dead but to do so she must become "dead" to the world. Canada is so happy to hear her father's voice and gets caught up in the excitement of at least working with him and talking to him that she says yes without really thinking. And she is whisked away to her first assignment. But Canada doesn't seem to be fitting in at least to the "operatives" thinking. Her "death" is staged, her car flies off the road and flies into the Berkley pit the biggest Superfund site in the United States.
Her father and the operatives tell her to watch out for Keros the golem who is out to get her but no one can tell her why. But the shadows and the operatives are afraid of him. Than Keros finally catches up with her and makes her realize he is not the bad guy and is not out to kill her which makes Canada begin to question as to what is really happening with the shadows or Nothingness as Keros calls them and the operatives. Keros tells her "The heart is deceitful above all things" and "What you see isn't always what's real. Often isn't, in fact."
Meanwhile people in Butte are disappearing, actually turning to ash and burning up. And Canada questions why the shadows and the operatives don't want her in Butte, for that is where the truth lies. Once Canada gets it all figured out that the shadowy figure is not her father and that the shadows are living underground in the mines in Butte waiting for their time to take over. Canada knows they must be stopped but how? Can she trust Doug, the computer geek operative who has figured out the truth, too but even if she can't she knows she needs his help.
The author T.L. Hines will leave you spellbound in this awesome page turner that will have you on the edge of your seat. A must read for anyone who likes suspense for this one will leave you guessing as to what will happen next. And the author admits that Butte is his favorite city in Montana, and it shows as Hines goes into great detail describing the town. It really makes you feel you are there as you go to the Columbia Gardens; see the Our Lady of the Rockies and to the Berkley Pit. And go on the run with Canada first trying to get away from Keros and later the operatives for you will feel you are there. As a Christian suspense it may leave some questioning about someone speaking to the dead but trust this reviewer there is a bigger story here. "The Dead Whisper On" is T.L. Hines second book the first being "Waking Lazarus" and on the surface both seem to be about the dead but as the author states "They're about living, and specifically living the life God has called you to". So whether you are a Christian or not this is a must read for all suspense lovers.
This Surprised Me! Oct 24, 2007
This book really surprised me! I am a former Stephen King reader. I love his storytelling and imagination, but after reading one of his newer novels, I remembered why I stopped reading them--they're just too crude and the language is so offensive.
I wasn't sure I what I expected when I began The Dead Whisper On, but when the supernatural plot elements began emerging, I was quite surprised. However, he wrote it all within a moderately Christian Worldview (nothing completely inappropriate, although some evil was presented). There was also no crude plot elements or bad language.
For me this did not stunt the story at all, but instead added to it immensely. The story was suspenseful, the characters were well-developed, and the ending wrapped things up without seeming at all contrived.
Hines does it again! Oct 18, 2007
TL Hines has done a great job with this novel. I really enjoyed his first book, Waking Lazarus, and while this one isn't as good as his first, it's definitely worth the time. Canada MacHugh isn't your typical hero (she's an overweight red-headed garbage collector...that's what I call original!), but she has her good points when the time comes. The premise is awesome. When the book started out, I didn't think Hines would be able to pull this off, but he brings all the pieces together. He even manages to give "the Shadows" a reasonable explanation. I love the way he included real sites from Butte (look up the Berkeley Pit on the internet) to give it an authentic feel.
Hines is able to bring together some genuinely creepy moments (shadow spiders crawling all over someone), great characters (a golem named Keros), and a plausible explanation for it all. All in all, this is a fabulous thriller sure to please readers of Dean Koontz or Stephen King.