The Three: A Novel

The Three: A Novel

by Sarah Lotz

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Overview

Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists "The Three" are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he's right?

The world is stunned when four planes crash within hours of each other on different continents. There doesn't seem to be a correlation between the crashes, except that in three of the four air disasters, a single child is the sole survivor. Dubbed "the three" by the press, these "miracle children" achieve international celebrity. Things take a dark turn when a fanatical preacher starts insisting that the young survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse.

As the children's behavior grows increasingly disturbing, even their loved ones start to suspect there could be some truth behind the conspiracy theory. And when a survivor from the fourth accident is found, deadly alliances are formed and it becomes ever more difficult- and dangerous -to decipher the truth.

Combining the complexity of Lost and the thrills of Stephen King, THE THREE is an enormously ambitious thriller from a blazingly talented storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316299626
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 420,853
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and pulp fiction novelist with a fondness for the macabre and fake names. Among other things, she writes urban horror novels under the name SL Grey with author Louis Greenberg and a YA zombie series with her daughter, Savannah, under the name Lily Herne. She lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals.

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The Three: A Novel 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't say that Lotz is a bad writer, as she does know how to weave a story with good characters and is convincing in her understanding of real elements like different cultures and industries. But in a nutshell I think this book is "all sizzle and no steak." The premise leads you into the story believing that the children who survive the plane crashes are going to figure prominently in the story line. And in my opinion, the children and their actions and interactions are sidelined to all the other characters and their actions (and there are many characters to keep up with). At the end of each chapter, I was thinking the next chapter would surely involve more of what is happening directly with the children. But it never happened. If you condensed the book down to what the children actually do or say or what is done directly to them, the book would be about 20 pages long. Meh. Still feeling shortchanged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first few pages were promising but i was expecting more about the survivors to appear in the plot. Not what i expected & by page 200 i had to force myself to finish the book in case i missed something. I should have known that if a book has not hooked you by page 200 it would not get better. I am an avid reader of many genres & wanted The Three to be good, but it failed to meet my expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rarely do not finish a book, but this one, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get past 100 pages or so. The writing is so disjointed it is very difficult to follow the plot and the story. You don't have time to get to know a character before the author jumps to a new story line. I would not recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in one day - amazing and awesome ending!!!
Bubwolf More than 1 year ago
An interesting book hard to put down but the ending was a bit unsatisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the worst books I have read. It took me over 2 months to get thru this book when I normally read a book in 2-5 days. I had to force myself to continue  Continue reading.  Very confusing with seemly irrelevant subplots and dialoge.  Won't read anything else by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would like to see a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible book. Don't waste your time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The definition of a page turner...I read it in 2 days and didn't want it to end. The way the author has structured the book - an expose of the fictional event - was amazing. The characters were interesting and I had to find out what happened to them. The event itself is one that you could easily imagine happening today, which made it all the more unsettling. Easily the best book I have read in years. Read it now, you will not regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confusing and juust lame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book written in many different styles and points of view. Very difficult to pull off, but the authors does it well. While not a true "horror" book, it is creepy and suspenseful. If you like to think and wonder during a book, then definitely read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from chapter one!
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