On The Third Day

On The Third Day

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Society is on the brink of collapse. The Old World is vanishing, the New World is taking over. There are no rules. Not now that a deadly disease is spreading that causes its victims to turn violent. Previously loving people become murderous. No-one can tell who will turn and who will not. A work of force and dark brilliance - the perfect expression of the terrors of the 21st Centuryshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 40mm | 439.98g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552774960
  • 9780552774963
  • 764,402

Review quote

"Thomas explores some promising premises... a brooding atmosphere of fear permeates his novel in a constant drizzle of menace" * Yorkshire Post * "Thomas effectively details the breakdown of established codes of behaviour and the depths of depravity to which humanity can sink... a gripping story" * Guardian * "This bleak scary and frequently moving novel has a lot of life in it" * SFX Magazine * "A talent worth watching" * Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller * "Thomas shakes concepts of 'normality' to the core. It is a challenge indeed for an author to capture authentic teenage dialogue... compelling subject matter" * Independent on Sunday *show more

About Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas is the author of THE SUICIDE CLUB. He is 32 years old and lives in Wales.show more

Review Text

"Thomas explores some promising premises... a brooding atmosphere of fear permeates his novel in a constant drizzle of menace"show more

Back cover copy

What is more cataclysmic than the disintegration of family? Miriam and her children, Edward and Mary, have shut themselves into a farmhouse on the South Coast. They are on the run from the national chaos and rioting sparked by a strange disease which has gripped the world. Once you are infected, you become inexplicably filled with existential despair. Then you die. But sometimes, before you die, you become irrationally violent to everyone around you, even your loved ones...show more

Rating details

112 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 16% (18)
4 30% (34)
3 31% (35)
2 12% (14)
1 10% (11)

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I liked it but it was a bit slow.show more
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