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The Passengers by John Marrs

Genre: Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 5/5

About The Book

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 Thoughts

This had been a very clever twisted book; with an original plot and surprises at every page; this is a book to enjoy any time and everywhere, just remember to breath!
In a world where all the cars have full autonomy to drive; some elite people are reunited to create the new laws for this totally automated cars. But at the same moment a mysterious hacker has decided to kidnap 8 cars with their passengers inside and make them to collide after 2 hours an a half. I am sure that a few questions just popped in your mind after reading this; Who is the hacker? Is a he or a she? What does it want? Who are the passengers?
But this is just the start of the book, because it will be the choice of the people and the jurors to decide which of the passengers will survive; only one! Of course they are not aleatory people who had bad luck to pick the wrong car, all of them have some dark secrets that will mark the path of their survival. Expect a lot of surprises!
This had been a non-stop read, I loved every page making me want to read the book in one stand. I liked how the author has created so many secrets and has made the story so alive that you feel part of the community deciding which of the passengers should survive. Let’s say that I am a little bit against the auto-piloted cars, you never know who will they protect in case of an accident, they are created to have their own “thoughts” but we have to remember that they don’t have feelings. Even being a fiction book, it was not difficult understand the ambivalence with the cars and who to choose!
Ready to save you favourite passenger?

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.