The Passengers by John Marrs

The Passengers

I don’t know about you but I am not ready for a self-driving car. I probably never will be after reading this terrifying new thriller by John Marrs.

John Marrs describes his new heart-stopping novel by saying:” I’d describe it as five minutes in the future, speculative fiction. It follows five people from different walks of life who climb into their driverless cars one morning and are warned their vehicles have been hacked. In two hours time, they are set to collide head-on in front of a global audience of millions. It’s up to social media and a selected panel of experts to decide which of them should survive.”

THE PASSENGERS takes place in Great Britain and is filled with a cast of quirky characters.  As each of these  people come to the realization that they’re  at the mercy of a hacker and may be about to die, the tension is palpable. You are there!! One woman is heavily pregnant. Another is an aging film star. There is a retired grandfather, an immigrant,  a husband wife, and a very suicidal man.

If you’re in the market for something unique and well-written,  something a bit edgier than your usual, this is your book to round the lazy days of summer up.

My finished hard cover arrived compliments of Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House publishers in exchange for a spotlight. And here it is!

3 thoughts on “The Passengers by John Marrs

  1. I work in technology so I kind of laugh over the predictions… and the forecasting but I was talking to a lady who works for the City of Los Angeles and they have already implemented landing pads on top of high rises for the flying cars. Seriously. Said they will be out in prototype form in 18 months.

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