The Three (The Three, #1)
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The Three

by Sarah Lotz
Release date: May 15, 2014
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror, mystery

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 commuter planes crash within hours of each other on different continents. Facing global panic, officials are under pressure to find the causes. With terrorist attacks and environmental factors ruled out, there doesn't appear to be a correlation between the crashes, except that in three of the four air disasters a child survivor is found in the wreckage.

Dubbed 'The Three' by the international press, the children all exhibit disturbing behavioural problems, presumably caused by the horror they lived through and the unrelenting press attention. This attention becomes more than just intrusive when a rapture cult led by a charismatic evangelical minister insists that the survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. The Three are forced to go into hiding, but as the children's behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing, even their guardians begin to question their miraculous survival...

(updated 2015-08-01)

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First of all I liked the documentary style the book is written. It gives a certain touch of credibility, like you were reading an actual report of the event. Secondly; using children as the base horror, even though some might find it clishé, is creepy and that gives a nice shiver to the story. So bravo on those. But. The end solution of the Three didn't quite satisfy me. I'm a big fan of Stephen King, so I don't mind if there are few loose ends and stuff you have to figure out you own at ... (more)
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