• Chinese Simple: Dook
  • Holland: Meulenhoff
  • Italy: Fanucci
  • UK: Simon & Schuster
  • US: Simon & Schuster
  • Published: 22nd June 2023
  • Agent: James Wills

The Rule of Three

Sam Ripley

The Whisper Man meets The Chalk Man with the paranoia of The Blair Witch Project in this chilling suspense thriller. 

That’s the one.
That’s the girl who’s going to die.

I didn’t believe in the Rule of Three. Not at first.
It was just one of those urban myths you hear about all the time.
A story my boyfriend told me about a girl cursed by the number three.
A girl whose parents had killed themselves after her sibling had died in an accident.
Which meant that she was doomed to die too because that’s the Rule of Three.

Bad things always happen in threes, they say, and they are right.
Because it’s happening again.
But this time the curse is coming for me.
And worst of all?
It’s coming for you, too.

“The Rule of Three is a completely original, nuanced, one-sitting read that blew me away. Whip-smart dialogue, characters that haunt your dreams and a plot you might just die for. I loved it.”
Chris Whitaker
“The Rule of Three absolutely blew me away. An incredibly intense and original creepy page-turner that made me keep turning the pages in a desperate need to finish it and find out the answers! Utterly paranoia-inducing and brilliant. I loved it. It came for me and now it will come for you!”
Sarah Pinborough
“Ingenious, creepy and compelling. Sam Ripley is an exciting new voice in the field of chilling thrillers.”
Alex North