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A Whisper in the Noise

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With a slip of the foot, a veil is lifted from 13 year-old Chase Parker’s world. Suddenly, parishioners at his small church begin speaking in tongues and Chase realizes only he can understand them. Is this a direct result of his minor skull fracture or is there some greater power at work? Struggling with his new-found faith, Chase and a small group of friends, old and new, seek to discover the answers to these questions as an unknown threat grows.

213 pages, Paperback

First published January 5, 2014

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Erik Tomblin

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Though Tomblin enjoyed writing stories at an early age, he spent a good deal of the 90s earning a B.A in Psychology and a Master's in Information Technology. His creative outlet came in the form of penning song lyrics instead of prose. After finally having a bit of life under his belt, he turned his attention back to fiction, writing several short stories that can be found both online and in print. The release of his novella, Riverside Blues, by award-winning publisher Earthling Publications was met with glowing reviews. While he also enjoys photography, reading, and playing guitar, he gets the most joy from being a husband and father.

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Profile Image for Kelly.
447 reviews217 followers
February 13, 2014
I had this really great review written. In it I went on and on about how emotional and skilled the narrative is and how immersive and original the characters are. I was even going to tell you all about the suspenseful atmosphere and how, with each turn of the page, the tension builds and builds. Hell, I was even going to break down the imaginative plot; warning you not to make plans once you've opened the book, as the further you delve into Tomblin's tale the harder it will be to close it.

But, well, I think you're all very intelligent readers who don't need to be persuaded, just a simple shove in the right direction. *ahem* SHOVE SHOVE *ahem*

Right now the book's available for $.99 on Amazon! It's like the universe wants you to buy it. Just sayin...
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457 reviews9 followers
February 14, 2016
Chase Parker is a young boy who goes to church and is baptized only to hit the back of his head against the baptismal font when both he and the pastor slip on the bottom of the pool. After that strange things begin to happen. Chase is sincere in his commitment and his desire to do what's right. At a Wednesday night prayer service a con man who is trying to ingratiate himself into the good graces of a wealthy widow suddenly jumps up and begins to speak in tongues. The amazing thing is that Chase understands what the man is saying ... that he is a thief and up to no good. But it doesn't stop there. Another parishioner jumps up at another service and speaks in tongues and Chase immediately understands that she is saying that she has had an affair with a married man (also a member of the church). It happens again. When Chase finally shares what he has understood, some think it is because of his scull fracture and that he is hallucinating; but the reader knows that everything Chase thinks he understands is true. There is a murderer in the town, a serial killer, and tension mounts as he begins to see Chase as a threat.
I really enjoyed this book and the fact that the sinners are confessing to their own sins only in tongues. It was a very different book from anything I have read and if you aren't turned off by the religious parts it is a truly entertaining read.
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