*****Coming soon to your screen as a major BBC adaptation by Golden Globe winner Peter Straughan*****
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)
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 they are 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.
The message is a warning.
In Lotz's debut as a solo novelist, four commuter planes crash nearly simultaneously on different continents, with three children as the only survivors. The international consequences of these tragedies are the subject of a book within the book. Edited by a reporter named Elspeth Martins, it is comprised of media excerpts, interviews, audio clips, debates, speeches, diary sections, and other informative scraps and pieces, many of them involving conspiracy theories. The highly inventive, cleverly satiric, and frequently chilling results provide readers Wincott and McHugh with an actor's showcase of roles. Among them are a righteous Bible-thumper preaching that the end is nigh, a Brooklyn-accented grandmother of one of the survivors, a Japanese witness to the crash, and a gruff, duplicitous old Southern blogger, along with the intrepid, brittle-voiced Martins, with her final jaw-dropping interview with one of the eponymous Three. The performances add up to a mesmerizing audio production. A Little, Brown hardcover.
Gripping!! Loved it!!
I love thrillers and mystery novels and this was a great read!!
Really enjoyed that each chapter was from a different perspective and view and made it really gripping to read. Managed to get through this in 4 days as I just couldn’t put it down!
Feels very real with some of the things in the book and makes you want to google it to see if it really did happen!
Love love love this!