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The Prediction [Kindle Edition]

Darren Sugrue
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**Amazon Best Seller!** Reached #13 in the Category: Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder

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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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thriller that will keep you an your toes July 15, 2014
By Anka D
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Prediction by Darren Sugrue June 1, 2014
By Karsyn
Format:Kindle Edition
Finished ~ The Prediction by Darren Sugrue
Completed 5/31
4 of 5 stars

I received this book through Library Thing from the author for my honest review.

Warning ~ this book may not be for anyone who has a problem reading about the loss of a child. This topic is discussed frequently, and in detail, in this book.

The Prediction by Darren Sugrue was a FANTASTIC read!! So different and so enjoyable. Reading about the loss of a child was hard to read, and it's not for everyone. I had known going in, to expect it, and was ok with it, but it was even more than I expected and I will try to keep out my own personal opinions about that part of it for this review. Despite that, this book was really really great!!

Daniel Geller is a crane operator who, years ago, had submitted a thesis in college that was a formula for predicting the day that someone will die. John Redmond is Daniel's former mentor and he reaches out to Daniel, asking him to return to his thesis. Redmond had discovered that one of Daniel's test subjects 12 years prior, had indeed died on the date that was predicted and there was another set to die, in 6 days time. This time the person set to die was Daniel's former lover. He now hopes the thesis is wrong, as he races to warn her and keep her safe on the day in which he had long ago predicted she would die.

The book follows 3 storylines. The first one which is Daniel and his life including his trip to warn his ex lover, the second one is of John, who has his own agenda and the third is of Grace, the ex-lover Daniel wants to save.

Setting = B
Plot = A+
Conflict = A
Theme = A+
Characters = B-

Set in Dublin and Amsterdam, there is a little talk about these foreign (to me) towns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Jael
Format:Kindle Edition
Twelve years ago Daniel Geller, mathematical genius, developed a theorem that predicted the exact date of a person's death, but after his University denies Daniel his Doctoral degree based on his prediction theorem, he moves on from all he knows, and becomes a crane operator.

Daniel's former mentor, Professor John Redmond finds Daniel and lets him know that one of Daniel's former test subjects has indeed died on the day Daniel predicted for him, and based upon Daniel's theorem, another test subject- Daniel's former lover- is set to die in a few days. This book follows three different storylines that are all intertwined; Daniel and his life; which includes his wife Zoe, and son Sean, and Daniel's attempts to save his ex-lover from death. Professor John Redmond and his wife Claire, and finally Grace, Daniel's ex-lover.

This is one of those books that after you are finished, it will leave you thinking about it for days. It had me hooked from the prologue and I did not want to put it down. The ending was definitely shocking and sad, but also exhibited hope. I could definitely see this book being made into a feature film. This is among one of the best books I have read all year, and I look forward to reading more from Darren Sugrue.

* I received this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Prediction
Daniel Geller is a mathemathical genius he has developed a formula that can predict a person's date of death. The faculty at Trinity college rejected it . Read more
Published 11 hours ago by lady g
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing
I finished the book in one day... it was extremely intriguing. Is there any way to prevent your death, even if you know the date in which it's going to happen? Read more
Published 6 days ago by Daniela
5.0 out of 5 stars That the sign of a good writer. And it also shows you to never ...
Wow! That's not even close to enough to sum up this book. Grabs you and holds you from page one to the end. The twist at the end, well i didn't see that coming. Read more
Published 11 days ago by deborah hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was amazing with its twists and turns and a very unexpected...
Wow, it is hard to believe this is a first time novelist. This book was amazing with its twists and turns and a very unexpected explosive flip, and an explosive ending; I don't... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Tracy Jillard
5.0 out of 5 stars Darren Sugrue has talent!
I enjoyed the book immensely! The pace of the book kept me turning the pages to the end. The characters were well-developed and well liked (except maybe Otto, and you will have to... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Marianne Sneddon-Benfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars for this wonderful book!
Oh my gosh, what a book! I haven't been so captivated in a very long time. I read a lot and this is a wonderfully entertaining book! However.... fair warning.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bonnie Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars What if you could predict the date of someone's death?
I received this review copy from LibraryThing in exchange for an honeest review. Firstly, the novel deals with issues such as the loss of a child and domestic abuse so be aware. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Veronica
4.0 out of 5 stars Twists, turns and and a snap your head around ending.
I blame this book for a bleary eyed morning. I thought I would read one chapter before bed and could not stop until I finished. I've been thinking about it all morning. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cape Haze Quilter
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the idea of predicting your time of death and ...
I loved the idea of predicting your time of death and how the characters tried to deal with it. I really enjoyed it.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars the author does a fantastic job of resolving all the plotlines and...
As much as I wanted to finish this book in one sitting, it is so rich in detail that it took several days to get through it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by girlwonder87
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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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