Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Review - The Three by Sarah Lotz

Title: The Three
Author: Sarah Lotz
Pages: 480
Release date: 22nd May 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton


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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

On a single day - named Black Thursday - four planes crash. 
There were three survivors, all children. 
One woman lived long enough to record her last words which include a warning.
The Three is told in the form of interviews and accounts of people that were affected by Black Thursday which I thought was an interesting and intriguing way of writing the book.
There was a very creepy vibe to the book as hints were made that there was more than there seemed to the children that had survived which was really what made me kept reading - I wanted to find out if they actually were normal children or not.
There were some characters that I preferred reading about and I did feel for them. I thought the ending suited the book well.

Overall this was an enjoyable and unique read.