Interview: Author ‘John Marrs’ Talks His Great New Book The Passengers

Until recently, I worked as a freelance journalist based in London, England, and spent 25 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines. I 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.​

My debut novel The Wronged Sons, was released in 2013 and in May 2015, I released my second book, Welcome To Wherever You Are. In May 2017 came my third book, The One. It was chosen as the book of the month for BBC Radio 2’s Book Club. The Wronged Sons was re-edited and re-released in July 2017 under a new title, When You Disappeared. My fourth book, The Good Samaritan, was released in November 2017 and became a Number One hit world-wide. In 2018 I released my police procedural thriller Her Last Move, and thanks to my brilliant readers, I was able to start working as a full-time author. In April 2019 came The Passengers, a thriller with a futuristic twist set in driverless cars. It will be released in the US in August. In summer this year, filming starts for a ten-part TV series of The One, set to broadcast on Netflix worldwide in early 2020.

Check out his website here, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The book is in stores on Tuesday, August 27th. You can listen to the interview below.

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?”

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