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The Three

by Sarah Lotz

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month Sci-Fi and Fantasy

LoveReading View on The Three

A story told in journalistic style as a series of interviews, blogs, recorded conversations and official reports.  As a style that can be irritating but Lotz pulls it off extremely well and I found it truly engaging.  It is basically an exploration of how fragile society is and how western culture of freedom and tolerance takes very little pressure to completely disintegrate.  The individual voices of the different narrators are wonderfully varied; sometimes I could even hear the accents rising off the page.  It is macabre and disturbing but, like a conspirator, the reader is drawn steadily deeper into the plot until the need to know what happens becomes overwhelming. ~ Sarah Broadhurst


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Sarah Broadhurst

The Three Synopsis

Lost meets The Passage in this incredible new thriller, for all fans of The Shining Girls and Stephen King. They're here ...The boy. The boy watch the boy watch the dead people oh Lordy there's so many ...They're coming for me now. We're all going soon. All of us. Pastor Len warn them that the boy he's not to---- The last words of Pamela May Donald (1961 - 2012) Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe. There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged. And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world. The message is a warning.

The Three Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Who needs Stephen King when you have the brilliantly talented Sarah Lotz?  Lotz has my vote as being one of the greats in writing chilling, haunting and yet totally credible thrillers.'
  • Rachel Aygin - 'I felt as though I was investigating what had happened and gathering evidence. The writer keeps you guessing until the very last page.'
  • Tania - 'a dark thriller written in an extremely original way.'

The Three Press Reviews

'THE THREE is really wonderful. A cross between Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.' -- Stephen King


'Sarah Lotz is a ferociously imaginative storyteller whose twisty plots will kick the stairs out from under you. She's a talent to watch.' -- Lauren Beukes


'The finest thriller I've read in years. Dark, subtle and completely unputdownable, I was enthralled from the opening line to the last.' -- Sarah Pinborough

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444770384
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444770360
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444770384
Publication date: 26th February 2015
Author: Sarah Lotz
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals. Author photo © Pagan Wicks  

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