review by Joe Vaz

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
HB 481 pages
RRP £14.99

I first became interested in South Africa’s genre fiction scene when I started Something Wicked in July 2006.

To grow interest in the magazine, we launched with a competition. One of the entries we received came from an unknown author named Sarah Lotz; her story, “The Perfect Man”, went on to win.

Over the years I have become both a fan and a friend of Sarah’s, so I expected The Three to be good. What I didn’t anticipate was how dense, epic and yet intimate this book is.

The Three starts with a simple, yet immediately disturbing premise:

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 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.

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