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The Passengers

The Passengers

A near-future thriller with a killer twist


'Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. Another savagely clever near future thriller' - Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home.

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

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-driving 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, exhilarating ride' - Financial Times

'With some real jaw dropping moments, it was an edge of your seat read that even surpassed The One' - Claire Allan, bestselling author Her Name Was Rose

'Full of twists, vividly drawn characters you'll love or love to loathe, and pacy's a hell of a ride' - SFX

'Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides, this book really delivers the goods' - Peter James, UK No. 1 bestselling author


  • 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

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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