Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of The Passengers by John Marrs! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!
About the Book:
You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.”
Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.
From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, “Which of these people should we save?…And who should we kill first?”
The Passengers represents what could be anyone’s worst nightmare given the future of self-driving cars.
From the synopsis, “You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, ‘You are going to die.’” 😬
Self-driving cars have become the norm. They are trusted and considered safer at this point; that is, until eight people are in the same predicament as that quote above.
Not only that, but cameras in their cars are filming and broadcasting live the panic of these people, only contributing to mass hysteria.
Oh, and did I mention, the public is being asked to choose who should be saved and who should die, not unlike voting for your favorite castaway on Survivor.
Oh my goodness, what a literal thrill ride. This summer I no longer want to do escape rooms, and now I don’t want to step foot in a self-driving car! Ever! The pacing with The Passengers is nonstop. For me, it was a one-sitting type of read. There’s tension and dread building from the very start.
The twists are shocking, and I was completely enthralled in this story. It’s just how we all like our thrillers, so don’t miss it. A monumental thriller to wrap up summer!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my. Own.
About the Author:
John Marrs is the author of The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Her Last Move and Welcome to Wherever You Are.
A former freelance journalist based in London, England, he spent twenty-five years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines until becoming a full-time author in 2018.
He has written for publications including the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.
His books have been translated into twenty different languages and The One is soon to be a major new Netflix series.
For a chance to win a paperback copy of The Passengers, please visit my instagram page! Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher.