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  • Published: 1 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473558526
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Passengers

A near-future thriller with a killer twist

The new high tech thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE

Nine self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.
When someone hacks into the systems of nine self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, an elderly firefighter, a nurse, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who are travelling in separate vehicles, a suicidal man and a millionaire whose company are developing drugs to help fight cancer. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

Another highly original page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE:
'It's a real joy to read something totally original, smart and thought provoking.' Peter James

  • Pub date: 1 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473558526
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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

“Another savagely clever near-future thriller. Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. If you loved The One, you'll love this!”

Cara Hunter, Sunday Times bestselling author of Close to Home

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

Peter James

“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

“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

“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.”


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


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