This was a hit and a miss for me.

The Three - Sarah Lotz

 

I received a copy of The Three from the publishers via netgalley in return for an honest review.

 

I was drawn to this book initially by the cover, it gives the impression that it's going to be a horror novel.  I'm not sure I would class this as horror, it's so much more, it has mystery, conspiracy, thrills, chills, apocalypse, religious fanatics and creepy children.

The author drew me into the story and kept me turning the pages for more, however I feel like I have been left hanging now that I am finished.  During the story we are introduced to several different conspiracies and theories about what happened, why it happened and the possible outcome.  Each as possible and believable as the other albeit a bit far fetched outside of the story itself.

There is no definitive explanation or answer given, it's left open for the reader to decide and I think that's what spoiled this one for me.  With all the theories put in place in the story it's possible that any of them could be the answer and I would have much preferred that there was a clear outcome to the end of the book.

I'm not sure what to rate this, I did enjoy it and I kept reading to find out what was going on but I'm still none the wiser.  I'm giving this 3 stars (ironic considering the name lol) because I liked the premise of the book, it intrigued me and kept me reading.