When the Dead Speak

When the Dead Speak

by S. D. Tooley


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ISBN-13: 9780988868328
Publisher: Full Moon Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Legend says that overcast skies are nature's way of hiding evil, protecting the gods from seeing sinister deeds. So the clouds hovered, suspended by some unseen cosmic force. Even the Chicago winds weren't able to blow the thick clouds away. The sun had tried to make a showing, desperately seeking a flaw in the haze. But it finally gave up as dusk bullied its way in, permitting the sun one brief shining moment before sinking below the horizon.

Like a string of dominos, expressway lights clicked on in succession along the Bishop Ford Freeway. A thunderous crash filled the air. Billows of smoke drifted up, spewing grainy dust in front of headlights, pitting windshields.

In an attempt to avoid another vehicle, a semi had swerved onto the median plowing headlong into the center support pillar of the overpass. The collision had sent the back of the semi fish-tailing into a jackknife. Tires screeched and rubber burned as cars and trucks slammed on their brakes. Loud, shrill horns replaced the sound of the disintegrating column. Chunks of concrete pelted the cab of the semi sending the driver running for cover.

Above the cab wedged under the overpass, the concrete pillar began to change. As if flicking a pesky insect, another piece of concrete dropped away followed by others, pounding out a musical tune on the cab.

A portion of the pillar was taking form, a recognizable shape as it seemed to shrug out of its concrete tomb. Little by little, more of its tomb crumbled away revealing a town's long-kept secret. Fingers clenched tightly, a mouth silently screamed freedom. Eyes wide in terror reflected the victim's last fatal seconds.

Harvey Wilson had a story to tell. And only one person would be able to hear him.

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When the Dead Speak 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Rhage-Rocks More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much! After about 15 pages, I couldn't put my Nook down. Had to read until the end! The story line was great. Moved along at a nice, clipped pace. The characters are well thought out and you get to know their background more as the story rolls on. There was romance, but it wasn't sappy or forced. I will be purchasing/reading the next 3 books in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and hard to put down! Ready for book two and to see what Sam is up to next. Love the Native American aspects of the storyline. I think i will enjoy this series. New author to follow!
Needlehawk More than 1 year ago
This is the sort of book/series I was hoping to find when I bought my Nook. Full Moon Publishing understands that e-books should have both the quality of paper books, and be cheaper than paper books. The author and Full Moon deliver on this in spades. As I read this book, I could only be amazed at the quality for a debut work, at a 99 cent price point. I have since bought the others in the series, and Tooley only gets stronger and stronger as writer. Highly recommended if you enjoy paranormal mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed, have read two of series. Would recommend as good read. Characters are well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great characters...wish I had an "Abby" to keep me in line! Buy the book, you will enjoy it.
grannytb More than 1 year ago
this is a really good mystery, i will definatly read any books in the series
Mary Ruth Gaw More than 1 year ago
Great characters, consistant suspense. Quickly downloaded the next in the series which is ever better than the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful characters, engrossing story, great writer!!!!
shelbaW More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Just enough suspense, a little mysticism and enough romance to make it quite enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone. I will look for other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has 389 pages. It is a fast read. The violence and sex are not extremely detailed. There is child abuse, spousal abuse, murders and an alternate religion. There are crooked politician. Some issues are brought up, but never addresssed farther. At times the writing is choppy and in a few places it seems as several pages or even chapters are left out. This really threw me for a loop. I went back and read, rechecked page numbers and chapters, but the information was simply not there. Other than this the story is very good. The main characters feel stiff and do not show much emotion. I liked the native American aspect of this book very much. It is the first book of a series, has a conclusion and leaves enough undisclosed hooks to slip seamlessly into the next book. I would let 16 year olds read this book. It is for roosters as well as chicks. There is some romance but it doesnottske over the story. Very enjoyable. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story line, wonderful character development. A few pages in I couldn't put it down. I will definitely read more by this author.
modmomma More than 1 year ago
this nook is bringing me many new and excellent authors. fast moving book with a great finish.
nKayt More than 1 year ago
I have just bought four more of S.D. Tooley's books and am looking forward to curling up with them all. Thoroughly enjoyed "When the Dead Speak" - well written, great descriptions and dialogue and exciting forward movement throughout! Love the paranormal aspect.
Anna Hammonds More than 1 year ago
i just started reading this book a couple of nights ago and its really good. i cant put it down :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea but otherwise i think they should havr taken more time to write
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I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were interesting and tied in nicely with eachother. I found it to be a very fast read. I look forward to the next "Sam Casey" installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story
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Recommend highly
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Great read and superb storytelling!
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Great story! Tooley is now one of my favorite writers. Can't wait to read more.
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