Sep 22, 2020

First Chapter: The Passengers by John Marrs


Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week, share the first paragraph of a book you are now reading or plan to read soon.

The Passengers August 27, 2019, Berkley
Genre: suspense

First paragraph:


House of Lords votes unanimously in favour of driverless vehicles on British roads within five years. Ban on non-autonomous vehicles expected within a decade.  


        • 1. Programme car for Ben's office.
        • 2. Use Uber app for car under "guest" account. don't use real name.
        • 3. Get picked up from Ben's car park, go to work.
        • 4. Start testing Ben midmorning. 
        • 5. Call his boss around midday.



By the time the front door closed, the car was parked outside Claire Arden's home, waiting for her. 

She lingered outside the porch, re-reading the notes she had made on her phone until she heard the faint beep-beep of the alarm as the house secured itself. 

Would you read on or pass on this novel? 



  1. This sounds like it has the creep potential. I'm curious.

  2. Sounds like a promising start--I'd definitely keep reading.

  3. Sounds like a good one. I'd want to keep reading.

  4. I like the start. And that cover with the hand on the window is spooky.

  5. I’ve got this on my kindle but have never gotten around to it, I do like the start so I might bump it up the list!


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