THE THREE Review Round-Up

By The Hodderscape Team

Posted on May 13, 2014 in Books with tags Sarah Lotz, Stephen King

Four plane crashes. Three survivors. A message that will change the world . . . Sleep has been lost. Work has been neglected. Jaws have dropped. The Three is gripping all who dare to read it, and here’s a round-up of just a few of the reactions to Sarah Lotz’s unforgettable new thriller.

The Three is really wonderful, a mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson. Hard to put down and vastly entertaining.’ – Stephen King

‘Sarah Lotz is 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.’ – Lauren Beukes

‘One of the finest, freakiest horror novels I’ve read.’ – Chuck Wendig

‘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

‘It’s reminiscent of Stephen King’s Carrie and The Three comes preloaded with praise from the master of horror himself. It deserves it: this high-concept thriller is a blast.’ –The Guardian

‘The Three is a gripping, deeply unsettling thriller that [will] have you reading deep into the night and will stay with you long after the final page.’ – Sci Fi Now

‘An epic tale told through very believable characters – highly recommended.’ –  Sci Fi Bulletin 

‘Compulsive reading.’ – Marie-Claire

‘Sarah Lotz has just written the perfect horror story. This will be undoubtedly one of the best horror stories published in 2014.’ – The Book Plank

‘The Three is dark, twisted and unnerving in all the best possible ways, this is one not to miss.’ – The Tattooed Book 

‘‘Imaginative, intelligent, brilliantly written, giving any mind an intense work out of the kind that extends into your dreams (or nightmares) and takes over your life for a while, this is absolutely one NOT to be missed.’ –  Liz Loves Books

‘Lotz weaves strands of dread into this narrative with care, until the tapestry of the story resonates with multiple levels of fear.’ – Glen Mehn

‘This is a novel that really does deserve to be a massive hit, and I can’t wait to see what Sarah Lotz does next.’ –  Wilder’s Book Review

The Three is chillingly brilliant, a masterpiece of a story that leaves the reader hanging on every word’ – Starburst

‘Lotz manages to weave horror, dread, sorrow and satire expertly into what is, no doubt, one of the best books you’ll read this year.’ – Joe Vaz

The Three is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. Expertly constructed and gripping, this deserves to be a massive hit. Certainly one of 2014’s Must Reads. – Civilian Reader

‘I absolutely loved The Three. It left my jaw dropping…’ – Bookspume

‘ A very creepy, very effective novel.’ – David Pitt, Booklist

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