Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The Passengers

Have you ever heard of a technological innovation and thought ironically, 'What could possibly go wrong'? Well - here it is!

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Book description

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. 

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

My review -

John Marrs is very good at taking a modern scientific or technological breakthrough and then transposing it into a near future. As he did with DNA in The One, he now does with driverless cars. I can’t be the only one who’s thought, ‘Self-driving cars? What could possibly go wrong?!’ but the author takes things a step further. We can all envisage possible failures and breakdowns but it takes a vivid imagination to create this story. Your heart will be in your mouth. It becomes exciting, horrifying, heart-breaking. You must read it.

About the author 

John Marrs is the author of #1 Best Sellers The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are and Her Last Move. The One has been translated into 20 different languages and is to be turned into a a ten-part Netflix series in 2019.
After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time writer.


Just a thought 

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.― Anne Herbert

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