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  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781785038884
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

The Passengers

A near-future thriller with a killer twist




The new high concept thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE - soon to be a major Netflix series.

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?


'a 1970s disaster movie by way of Black Mirror, with a dash of...Michael Crichton...a sleek, exhilerating ride' Financial Times
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

'I was gripped right from the start - the plot had many twists and turns' - Melanie

'An absorbing, engaging read that grabs you and doesn't let go, keeping you awake long past your bedtime' - Gisele

'One of the most thrilling books I've read this year' - Luke

'Marrs is so talented at creating these future worlds that are completely plausible and therefore utterly terrifying' - Kate

'Has many twists and turns which keep you guessing to the very last page' - Greta

'My heart is still pounding just thinking about this brilliantly twisted novel. An edge of your seat read' - Sara

  • Pub date: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781785038884
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

John Marrs

John Marrs is a former journalist from Northamptonshire, England, who spent 25 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines.

He wrote for publications including The Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online; OK! Magazine; Total Film; Empire; Q; GT; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World’s Sunday Magazine.

He recently gave up his job to write novels full time. His first car at the age of seventeen was a three-door, Ford Escort with a Batman sticker in the rear windscreen. He thought the sticker was cool at the time.

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Praise for The Passengers

“One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his books”

Simon Kernick

“With some real jaw dropping moments, it was an edge of your seat read that even surpassed The One. This will be the must read book of summer 2019.”

Claire Allan

“Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides, this book really delivers the goods”

Peter James

“A fabulous writer”

Cara Hunter

“Fast-paced, gripping and with twists and turns that catch you unawares – you’ll want to hang on to your seat belts until the very last page.”

Candis

“full of twists, vividly drawn characters you’ll love or love to loathe, and pacy action…it’s a hell of a ride”

SFX

“The Passengers is a 1970s disaster movie by way of Black Mirror. If you're looking for a sleek, exhilarating ride, look no further”

Financial Times


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