Requiem For Noah

A Supernatural Mystery

Fiction - Supernatural
254 Pages
Reviewed on 04/15/2021
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Author Biography

Doug Cockell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and did graduate work in Literature with acclaimed novelist and playwright Robertson Davies at the University of Toronto. Doug has taught Literature, Art, and Media Studies in Oakville and Burlington and was awarded the McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Medal for showing the common visual language shared by illustration, the movies and computers. He has offered courses through The University of Toronto, Brock University, and The Art Gallery of Burlington.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

An elaborate hoax motivates a detective to look into the life of the man behind the prank, resulting in him and his partner coming face to face with an evil entity in the eerie supernatural novel Requiem for Noah (A Supernatural Mystery) by Doug Cockell. After seeing a 3D recording of an elaborate and creepy life-like hack of a government excursion on a VR headset, Detective Eilert Weiss is compelled to find the person responsible for the hoax. In a strange coincidence, a set of bones with conflicting times of death is discovered on the property next to the prankster's palatial family estate. The bizarre discrepancies of the skeleton make it impossible to ascertain whether the cause of death is murder, suicide, or natural. In the meantime, journalist Carly Rouhl is experiencing disturbing visions of a horrifying monster wreaking havoc. Are any or all of these bizarre incidents connected? Can Eilert and Carly unravel the mystery before the horror runs amok, endangering unsuspecting victims?

A sequel in the sensational Requiem series, Requiem for Noah (A Supernatural Mystery) by Doug Cockell is a suspenseful and thrilling sleuth mystery. The opening scene is intriguing and establishes the tone and essence of the story perfectly. Set in an ethereal ambiance similar to a Twilight Zone episode, the novel has a gripping plot and likable characters that are enigmatic and engaging. From the captivating start, the storyline flows along at an even pace, keeping the mystery and creepiness alive until the chilling conclusion. It is a goosebump-producing novel that will thrill and chill everyone who relishes stories with supernatural influences. Although though it is the second episode in the series, it is a fantastic continuation of the first book and does well as a spellbinding standalone. Due to some explicit language and mild intimate scenes within the storyline, the book is suitable for a more mature reader.

K.J. Simmill

Underwater railways, impossible corpses, it was no wonder it was said that all the weird cases went to Weiss. But there was something about this one that really got its hooks in the detective. For something that seemed to be a prank, there was something a little too real about the haunting face staring back at him. There is more to this than a prank. The resources, the attention to detail, it was all too much. With his partner Prem, Weiss finds himself drawn into an unlikely situation, Evil is watching, darkness is coming and it seems it has its sights set on Carly. Can Weiss uncover the truth before time runs out, or will he be left in the shadows as unbelievable events and impossible mysteries spiral? Find out in Douglas Cockell’s Requiem For Noah.

Douglas Cockell's Requiem For Noah is a supernatural mystery that follows the bizarre event leading to Weiss' investigation. While book two of the Requiem Series the plot is self-contained and works perfectly as stand-alone, with small references to a previous case, aka book, no doubt rewarding readers who have already read it. I enjoyed the third person style that focused on alternating characters, allowing you to be drawn into their tale. The plot flowed well and was filled with intrigue, questions, and mystery. Just when you think you've worked something out another surprise comes along bringing with it more questions. Imaginative, immersive, and gripping you will enjoy everything about this plot from pacing to descriptions. The characters are real, interesting, and have a great rapport which only serves to enhance the reader's experience as you piece together the hints to uncover the truth.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Requiem For Noah: A Supernatural Mystery by Douglas Cockell is the sequel to Requiem For Thursday. Detective Weiss and Prem Joshi are back in another spine-tingling adventure as they try to solve a potentially deadly mystery. There’s something dark lurking and only one person can help defeat it – Carly Rouhl, daughter of the late author, A.H. Rouhl. But Carly has to face her own terrors and demons, visions that shake her to the core; whatever is wandering through Carly’s dreams is on the hunt and it's looking right at Weiss. As the evil circles, Weiss and Joshi have to solve the mystery to save the family. Can they beat the clock? Will Carly be able to warn Weiss in time? And will he even believe what she has to say?

Requiem For Noah by Douglas Cockell is the second in the Requiem series. I did not read the first one but I think it is advisable before reading this one. This is a gripping tale, with spine-tingling, chilling terror in an action-packed plot. The characters are wonderful, developed into real people, likable, relatable and with their own stories to tell. You will be on the edge of your seat with this book as you join Weiss, Joshi, and Carly on a terrifying journey that you desperately want to end – yet, at the same time, you don’t because you don’t want this wonderful story to end. It is a roller-coaster journey that sends you dipping and diving through terror you never want to experience in real life. If you love supernatural detective stories, this is the book for you.