I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the thrilling and shocking The Passengers by the brilliant John Marrs. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Ebury Publishing for inviting me to be a part of the tour for this heartstoppingly fantastic book.
About the book:
Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.
‘Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. Another savagely clever near future thriller’ Cara Hunter, bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME
The new gripping page-turning thriller for fans of BLACK MIRROR from the bestselling author of HER LAST MOVE and THE ONE – soon to be a major Netflix series.
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?
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. His sixth book, The Passengers, is set for release in April 2019.
Follow him on Twitter @johnmarrs1 Facebook: @johnmarrsauthor Instagram: @johnmarrs.author website: johnmarrsauthor.co.uk
Wow, what can I say? This book completely and utterly blew me away! I’m ashamed to say that even though I have them all on my towering TBR pile, this was the first book I’d read by this author. But OMG what a jaw droppingly fantastic book to pop my John Marrs cherry with!
The Passengers is a fast paced and thrilling read set in a much too believable near future, where cars have now become fully automonous. This is a future I find incredibly believable, and as a non driver is something I’ve speculated about with my own family. But after reading this book I would certainly think twice about travelling in one now! It’s so scarily believable, and that is what makes this such a heartstoppingly brilliant and scary read.
Eight self-drive cars filled with eight people from all walks of life have been hijacked. Now it is down to the public to decide who lives and who dies. But as more and more is slowly revealed about each of the eight passengers, are things all as they first seem?
Libby is the character I warmed to the most, as she finds herself in the predicament of having to be judge and jury alongside the public. Her horror at what is happening around her is palpable and you can feel the tension rising with every page. As the secrets of each passenger are exposed, our emotional response to each character changes as the story hurtles along at a breathtaking pace, right up until it reaches its final shocking conclusion.
In a world where we rely more and more on technology every day, what happens in this book is completely feasible to me. With twists and turns throughout, The Passengers is scary, horrifying and staggeringly brilliant. It made me gasp out loud on more than one occasion, the shocks coming thick and fast, and I genuinely had no idea how this book was going to end.
Once started I could not put it down! I was so immersed in the story that I read it long into the night, telling myself I would just read one more chapter, then just one more. And then before I knew it I’d finished the whole thing!
I honestly can’t recommend The Passengers highly enough and it’s right up there as one of my favourite reads of the year so far. It may have been the first book I’ve read by John Marrs, but it most definitely won’t be my last!
A fast paced, original, terrifying and thought provoking tale that is all too believable, this is a book that will stays with me for a long time to come. Brilliant!
The Passengers by John Marrs is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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