Review: The Passengers by John Marrs

Format: Audiobook finished 23 March 2020

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis: Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

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?

Review: This was the first book I’ve read by John Marrs and I will definitely be picking up more. I listened to the audiobook of this and the structure of it was brilliant. A cast of voices with the newsflashes worked in throughout the book.

If the idea of driverless cars terrifies you then this probably isn’t the best book to read but then again if you are in favour, you may not feel favourable towards this the content of this book. It took some courtroom/detective elements, threw in some hostages and a jury and out came a brilliant book.

It was shocking, suspenseful, it had me captivated by each of the characters and provided for one hell of a ride.

I can’t really say more than that without spoilers. I would however say that you should read The One by John Marrs first as that book is referenced in this one.

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