Black Thursday is a day that won’t be forgotten. Four planes crash in four different countries on the same day at almost exactly the same moment. There are four survivors. Three of them are children, who may seem unharmed but they are not unchanged. The fourth is Pamela May Donald a woman from Texas who lives long enough to leave a voice message on her phone. A message that’s a warning and one that will change the world.
The Three is told via different peoples accounts. People who lost their loved ones in the crashes, people who are relatives of the three child survivors, and doctors and media accounts. This makes the story slowly come together as there’s often differing accounts of what happened and hints of what’s about to happen with the children. Some believe the fact that the three children survived is a sign of the upcoming rapture while some believe the children are aliens. The book gives you all the information and let’s you put things together and you constantly have ideas as to what’s really going on and what will happen next.
It also had a great take on the media and how that can influence people as well as the power of fear and what that can drive people to do. It had a fascinating view on humanity which wasn’t always positive and it was more realistic because of that.
The Three was really creepy and eerie – especially at the beginning with the plane crash and the way the three children are described. The Three reminded me a bit of The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan in that respect – it had the same tension and creepiness which I loved.
The Three is tense and gripping and is full of suspense as you’re never sure what’s actually happening till the very end – and even then there’s some ambiguity. I can’t wait to read what happens next in the sort of-sequel Day Four. 5/5.