The Many: The Complete Trilogy

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Pub Date 01 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 22 Aug 2021

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For fans of Shutter Island and David Lynch comes this dread-soaked trilogy about a shadowy group with an unspeakable past. Contains the novels The Many, Ancestral and The European School.

"A thoroughly unnerving experience." – Kirkus Reviews

Karl notices something odd about his sister the morning after a blind date. A coldness in her manner; nothing anyone else would notice. Suspicious, he confronts her about the date but she turns nasty, accusing him of taking a perverse interest in her sex life.

When he next sees her, months later, she seems back to normal, until a harmless comment provokes a sudden, violent response. As her mental state fluctuates, Karl seeks out the man she dated just before her personality began to change, convinced she is suppressing a painful memory from that night. But what he discovers is something far more sinister, and pervasive, than he'd ever imagined.

Strictly for adult readers, The Many's twisting plot fuses with a real-life conspiracy theory, saving its biggest surprise until the very end.

For fans of Shutter Island and David Lynch comes this dread-soaked trilogy about a shadowy group with an unspeakable past. Contains the novels The Many, Ancestral and The European School.

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"The stellar ending offers both finality and a lingering unease. A smashing conclusion to a grim, disquieting, and memorable trilogy." – Kirkus Reviews

"The stellar ending offers both finality and a lingering unease. A smashing conclusion to a grim, disquieting, and memorable trilogy." – Kirkus Reviews


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A story so big, it took three books. These reminded me of Koontz's Jane Hawking books, a group whose reach is so broad that you can't trust anyone. As Karl and Dawn move from personal tragedies in THE MANY to land at the front door of the European School, their every move could cost them their lives. Binge read together to get the full effect then tell everyone you know to read them too.

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This is a brilliantly frightening and addictive trilogy. Each book is a page-turner but I would say they get better with each part. I think the less you know about the plot ( I knew almost nothing) the more enjoyable it will be. What I liked about the book: The writing was slick and atmospheric, particularly the scary parts. I liked the main characters and really felt scared for them. And the twists were incredible, especially the surprise ending. What I didn't like: It's such an intense read, I felt there could've been more relief. I liked the sprinkles of humour in the banter between Karl and Dawn, who are both darkly funny, but there could've been more. Thank you so much to the publisher for the chance to read an advance copy!

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There is an online date with a big question mark hanging over it, a suspicious brother, and a slow descent into madness. Then the brother discovers it's not just his sister who's had a traumatic experience with online dating in Portland. Finding out what happened on these dates is the plot of The Many's first instalment but then it becomes so much more. The conspiracy at the heart of this trilogy is the real main character. Faceless (at first), brutal, and seemingly everywhere. Each novel has a twist ending and can be read as a stand-alone, except maybe the third book which requires some familiarity with Karl and Dawn's journey. How much you enjoy the third book's big reveal will depend on how much you understand the tie-in to historical events and conspiracy theories. I thought it a was a master stroke. This is an intelligent and original thriller that I would recommend to fans of suspense and psychological horror alike. Thank you to the publisher for approving my request to read The Many.

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The review on the front cover is 100% accurate. This is an unnerving experience that I couldn’t get enough of! I had already read the first two books in this trilogy and was excited to see this title available as a full series. The final book is in a completely different setting with a new main character which only makes sense halfway through. It’s like a totally different novel but it’s just as addictive as the first two. I loved the boarding school setting and the cast of strange teachers and even stranger students. And the finale was stunning, creepy and perfect.

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