Book Review: The Pasengers by John Marrs @BerkleyPub @penguinrandom @johnmarrs1 #ThePassengers #bookblogger #bookblog #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #partner



PUBLICATION DATE: August 27th, 2019


Thank you to Berkley for gifting me a hardcover copy of this book to read and share my review with others. All opinions are my own.



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?” 



This book had me literally hooked from the very start. Imagine living in a world wher the advancement of technology allows the public to be “passengers” in their very own, self-riving car. I mean, to me it is terrifying! Would you be able to trust a self-driving car to get you where you needed to go? It would certainly have it’s advantages, allowing you to focus on other things while being driven to your destination.. but would it be 100% safe?

This book had me gasping and I turned the page to see what would happen next. Imagine being one of the 8 passengers trapped in their self-driving cars, and being told they were going to die and the whole world was watching their ordeal. Imagine still being the public, watching all of this tragedy as it unfolds on all the tv and news channels, wishing you could help or do something, but knowing there was nothing you could do and that you were helplessly watching the terror unfold live. And more than that, imagine being one of the people trapped in the viewing room, and having to be the ones to decide who will die first, and the impossible decision of who to save.

Captivating chapter after chapter, this novel will have readers biting their nails and sitting on the edges of their seat as they read along to the very shocking ending!


MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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