Day Four by Sarah Lotz
The chilling follow-up to The Three, Sarah Lotz’s “hard to put down and vastly entertaining” debut (Stephen King).
Hundreds of pleasure-seekers stream aboard The Beautiful Dreamer cruise ship for five days of cut-price fun in the Caribbean sun. On the fourth day, disaster strikes: smoke roils out of the engine room, and the ship is stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon supplies run low, a virus plagues the ship, and there are whispered rumors that the cabins on the lower decks are haunted by shadowy figures. Irritation escalates to panic, the crew loses control, factions form, and violent chaos erupts among the survivors.
When, at last, the ship is spotted drifting off the coast of Key West, the world’s press reports it empty. But the gloomy headlines may be covering up an even more disturbing reality.
DAY FOUR is a heart-racing tale from “a ferociously imaginative storyteller.”*
“Really good…It’s the cruise ship from hell.” ―Stephen King
A “satirical scream…If this tub ever makes it back to Miami, sign me up for the next cruise.”―Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“An intriguing take on the classic ‘locked room’ mystery.”―Kirkus Reviews
“The confined space of the cruise ship is the perfect setting for Lotz’s suspenseful style. Once things start to go wrong, Day Four is a page-turner and fun for readers with easy access to the plumbing, fresh food, hand sanitizers and sanity that Lotz’s characters lack while the creepiness builds.”―Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press
An “eerie tale…You’ll turn the pages curiously, hungry for clues, until the ending…kicks you in the stomach. Take it to the beach–but maybe not on a cruise.”―Isabella Biedenham, Entertainment Weekly
“Day Four may be the summer beach read from hell, but it’s a fun one…What the novel does provide from the jump is a sense of foreboding so thick you could cut it with a knife.”―Joe Hartlaub, Book Reporter
“Lotz does such a graphic job of mixing a formidable cast in stories of ghastly shipboard intrigue that anybody reading the novel will never dare to board a vessel larger than a canoe.”―Jack Batten, Toronto Star
PRAISE FOR THE THREE
“Lotz is a ferociously imaginative storyteller whose twisty plots will kick the stairs out from under you. She’s a talent to watch.”―Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
“The Three is really wonderful, a mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson. Hard to put down and vastly entertaining.”―Stephen King
About the Author
Sarah Lotz is a novelist and screenwriter with a fondness for the macabre. She is the author of The Three, and lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals.