Book Feature - The Passengers by John Marrs
HBL Note: The publicists I work with most often know I tend to gravitate towards historical fiction. So when the publicist for this book reached out to me saying, “maybe not up your alley, but a FUN read,” I wasn’t surprised…but I also knew it was worth a second look. She wouldn’t have reached out to me about a book outside my typical genre choice if it wasn’t worth my time. When I read it was about self-driving cars, I was in. My husband and I often talk about the future and how our everyday activities will change. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is self-driving cars. I’m not talking about the ones we have today, I’m talking about when our society is nothing but self-driving cars and work with efficiency that humans can never master. Plus, I just don’t really enjoy driving all that much…I never have…which is probably why I want to live in a city with excellent public transportation. Now, with that in mind…I may be singing a different tune after reading this book….scroll down to read more.
From the publisher:
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?"