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The Prediction [Kindle Edition]

Darren Sugrue
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nobody knows the day they’ll die… until now.

Mathematical genius Daniel Geller has developed a formula to predict a person’s date of death only to have it rejected by the faculty at Trinity College. Totally devastated he turns his back on the world he once loved.

Twelve years on, Daniel’s old professor John Redmond and his wife are coming to terms with the death of their ten-year-old son. Could Daniel's formula have predicated his death? Revisiting the thesis, the professor makes an astonishing discovery: out of the five fellow students whom Daniel used the formula on, one of them died on the exact date predicted by Daniel.

One more is due to die in six days: Daniel’s ex-lover Grace.

The professor draws Daniel back into the world of mathematics where he is suddenly faced with the dilemma of allowing someone he once loved to die to be one step closer to proving his thesis and enjoying a prestige he once dreamed of…

Set in the vibrant cities of Dublin and Amsterdam, The Prediction is a powerful story about coping with shattered dreams, the loss of a loved one, and an illustration of just how unpredictable the human heart can be.

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  • File Size: 1016 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2C11B0
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is worth your time..I dare you July 14, 2014
By angie
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is based on mathematical genius Daniel Geller who developed a mathematical formula that can predict a person's death. Things did not go as planned for Daniel. But you must read the book to figure out why. It is full of great twist and turns. The characters in the book are all very well evolved. You really could not ask for more in a book. It is so well written it is hard to believe that this is Darren Sugrue's first book. I am waiting patiently for his second book.
Wait! one more thing I learned a great deal of British words while reading this book. It was a fun add on!
I got this book for a honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, touching debut novel. Loved it!!! July 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I LOVED this book! It was emotionally intense, suspenseful, and so very touching and beautiful at the end. I cannot remember the last time a book brought me to tears. I enjoyed the author's writing style and had to read many passages more than once because they were beautifully written. For those who have not had the pleasure of reading this book yet: Be prepared to feel a whole gamut of emotions and an OMG I NEVER SAW THAT COMING at the end! I agree with the other reviewers who said they were surprised that this is the author's debut novel; it could certainly stand up to any established author's works.
I received a complimentary copy from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut novel, a definite must read! July 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
What if you could predict the date of someone's death? What if that someone was a person you loved? Would you try to stop it from happening?

This is the dilemma that Daniel Gellar faces. For his doctoral thesis, he created a mathematical formula that can tell what date a person will die on. When he went to defend his thesis, it got rejected and he was forced to leave college and abandon his dreams.

Twelve years later, one of the panel professors who had helped get him thrown out of college finds Daniel to tell him that one of the people he had performed his calculation on died...on the exact date Daniel had predicted. He had also performed the calculation on his college girlfriend, and her time is coming near. Can Daniel use this knowledge to save her? Or should he let fate decide and use it as a case to prove his thesis once and for all?

This story had me gripped right from page one. It was full of suspense and kept me guessing. Sugrue does an outstanding job of reeling you into the lives of his characters. I found myself rooting for Daniel, sharing the pain of Claire and John, and wanting to save Grace. I am excited to see what else this author has in store.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful! July 18, 2014
By DEBS
Format:Kindle Edition
First off, I took way too long reading this book, but that was because of reality invading my reading time again. In no way it reflects on the quality of this book.
It was a very good read. You get a glimpse into the life of Daniel, a brilliant scholar who, disappointed in the way his thesis was rejected, drastically rejects everything his former life had, including a girlfriend.
12 years later his old mentor comes by to ask him to defend his thesis again, showing that one of his test subjects died on the predicted date and another predicted to die 6 days later.

I will not go into any more details, you will have to read the book for that, but I think it beautifully portraits the character of humans.
What would you do if you could rub someone's face in the fact that you were right all along? Would you go nah nah nah nah and dance in victory, even if it meant hurting someone else?
and how far would you go to prove how right you are?

I think this is what the author was going for writing this story. It had drama and action and a pinch of romance.

I would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thriller that will keep you an your toes July 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Warning: Don't start reading this novel, if you don't have time to finish it! It gets you hooked from the first paragraphs, and it asks to be read in one sitting.

The title, "The Prediction", pretty much sums up the starting point of the novel: the formula to predict people's date of death. After reading the blurb and taking a look at the cover, I feared that the book would be filled with mathematical equations or something of the sort, but it is nothing like that. It is a thriller - crime - mystery novel with elements of a detective story. Filled with suspense, peppered with a bit of romance and softened by tragedy, it is one of the best crime novels I have ever read.

It is difficult to pinpoint one theme in the novel, because the plot (or plots) is constructed on so many levels, each with the same degree of importance. There are three main storylines that intersect: First, the story of Daniel Geller's life and career plays around the theme of hope and the loss of it. He has abandoned his doctoral thesis and his dreams of becoming a world-known mathematician, and he has come to terms with having a simple life and a menial job, only so that his hope is rekindled after twelve years. Second, John and Claire Redmond's tale is built around the destruction of family life, after the loss of a child. It is the darkest part of the novel, emotionally engaging and, sometimes, distressing. Third, Grace Visser lives her own tragedy due to her abusive husband. Her decision to leave him seems to create more problems than solutions. This third storyline focuses on character destruction and rebuilding.
Accidents play a defining role in the story. They offer major plot twists and an amazing ending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, great characters
I received a free copy of "The Prediction" in exchange for an honest review.

Jackpot!!! It was hard to put this one down, finished it in a day and a half. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Shaking
5.0 out of 5 stars First Time Author Darren Sugrue hits the mark with a 5 star novel
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. This book is awesome. What would you do if a mathematical equation could predict the day someone would die. Read more
Published 16 days ago by L. Frier
5.0 out of 5 stars Would you want to know when you would die?
[The Prediction] by [Darren Sugrue] was an excellent thriller. The question is, if you could know the date of death would you want to? Read more
Published 16 days ago by christine hooker
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding work, even more so as a first published novel.
Were there issues with the novel? Sure, but nothing that prevented me from enjoying the book. Where there uncomfortable parts? Definitely. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Geordon Vantassle
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the pace of this excellent book involving lives of ...
I enjoyed the pace of this excellent book involving lives of old friends between Dublin & Amsterdam. Read more
Published 20 days ago by celeste dunne
4.0 out of 5 stars You've predicted an ex-lovers death... do you try to save them or do...
What would you do if you knew the date that you or a loved one was going to die? The prediction is a fast paced, exciting story that revolves around a mathematical thesis which... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Cameron Arsenault
5.0 out of 5 stars If you could know the date of your death, would you want to?
Daniel Geller once thought that he could calculate the date that a person would die, based on genetic and reflex tests, as well as other calculations. Read more
Published 20 days ago by E. VanZwoll
5.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't really sure if I would like it. I thought that maybe there...
Even though the synopsis sounded very interesting, I wasn't really sure if I would like it. I thought that maybe there would be a lot of mathematical equations and math talk. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Snoopydoo
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More About the Author

Since the age of seventeen, Darren has lived and worked all over the world, including (in no particular order) as: a forensic scientist in the UK; a dishwasher in Greece; Matt Dillon's Stand-In in Cambodia; a waiter in the USA; an au pair in Germany; a molecular biologist in Australia; a flower cutter in Ireland; a divemaster in Thailand; an analytical scientist in France and (currently) a marketing manager in the Netherlands.

He has a science degree from Dublin City University.

Darren lives in Amsterdam with his girlfriend, son and dog named Frodo.

"The Prediction" is his first novel.


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