Sunday 10 May 2015

The Three - Sarah Lotz

Four planes crash on one day in different parts of the world; Japan, America, Europe and Africa.  Three children survive three of the crashes and the world goes crazy as they search for a survivor of the fourth crash in Africa.  Is this a miracle or the start of the apocalypse?

One of the casualties of the plane crash in Japan survived long enough to leave a message:

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)

This is enough for the religious fanatics to link the four planes to the four horsemen of the apocalypse as Pastor Len builds up his following of Pamelites and sets out to destroy the three survivors of Black Thursday. 

This book was written in such a refreshing unique way - it is a series of interviews and transcripts of the survivors' families telling their stories for a book about Black Thursday.  It feels like you are building up the evidence in front of you in order to come to your own conclusions, which ultimately you have to do at the end.

I was completely gripped by the story and it made me think about our own souls and what happens when we die - the relationship between the survivors and their main family member left me thinking about the belief that part of a soul transfers to the people you leave behind.  Whether it was the soul of a person or something more sinister I'm not really sure so, whilst I really enjoyed reading this book, I felt I had to launch straight into the sequel "Day Four" as the ending felt like it was "to be continued".

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