White Noise Summary
Until the sudden and mysterious death of his beloved wife, architect Jonathan Rivers considered himself a decent, rational man, one who would not ordinarily subscribe to any theories about communicating with the dead. But now, a stranger, Raymond Price, has entered his life, claiming to have heard Jonathan's wife, Anna, through EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Fueled by his grief as much as curiosity, Jonathan soon finds himself swayed by Raymond's claim, validated by the recordings of Anna as well as the testimonial of Sarah Tate, who herself has found closure with her deceased fiancée through EVP. Jonathan comes to believe when Raymond says of the dead, "I can hear them, I can see them and I can record them." Then, the unthinkable - Jonathan himself captures Anna's voice and image through recordings he has made; she has established direct contact. Anna's message: for Jonathan to save the future victims of the brutal psychopath who took her life. But his dead wife's communications are often fuzzy, challenging to decipher. And Jonathan, in his growing obsession with reaching Anna, fails to notice signs of impending danger, summed up by Raymond's assessment of the souls who cross the divide from the other side: "They can't all be nice." What Jonathan hopes to be true is, in fact, possible: our departed loved ones can reach us but if they can come through, who, or what else, can also come through.