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The Prediction [Kindle Edition]

Darren Sugrue
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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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  • Print Length: 414 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2C11B0
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By audrey
Format:Kindle Edition
An engaging novel composed of interwoven story lines that revolve around the possible authenticity of a rejected mathematical formula meant to predict the date of a person’s death. Twelve years have passed since the formula was created, the first prediction has just come true with another foretold to take place in a few days.

The Prediction is an intriguing novel with amazing characters. The characters were incredibly well rounded and beautifully flawed in a way that made them feel authentic. The dialogue felt genuine and had a nice cadence that flowed well.

The prose was descriptive and easy to read. The descriptions were visually vivid and highlighted small nuances of life that grounded the story in reality. The setting details of Amsterdam and Dublin were wonderfully described highlighting the location’s physical features, culture, and language.

The story was told from different characters that had mature viewpoints as the result of life experience. The story touched on themes such as life, death, family, love, loss, dreams, ambition and second chances. Watching the characters explore these themes as they experienced them in their lives was powerful to behold.

The story was well paced with engaging tension and drama that added suspense. The plot was full of wonderful twists that concluded with an intense and satisfying ending.

The Prediction is a compelling and dramatic story with excellent characters.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, strong characters February 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The prediction by Darren Sugrue is about the formula that determines when one would die. You meet interesting characters like Rik and Grace and Daniel, and you follow the twists and turns in the plot until the every end. It is well written, and suspenseful. Grace likes to drink, and there is a mathematical formula to determine when she will take her last breath. It's easy to follow, and definitely keeps you turning the pages. The dialog add a lot to the story by moving it along. It is a story told in a unique way. Loved it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it away August 10, 2013
By Timon
Format:Kindle Edition
"The Prediction" by Darren Sugrue is a true page turner. I could simply not put it away. Whenever I tried to, curiosity got the better of me and I had to continue reading in order to learn the answers to the many questions that keep arising while reading this book.

Who is the mysterious man at the supermarket? Where does the professor recognize the kid and his dog from, when he encounters them? Whose dates of death has the lead character yet predicted?

Sugrue's attention to detail, the in-depth description of the various characters, the events that connect them, and an intriguing plot twist which I would not have seen coming in a million years, make this a great work of literature. I can not believe it is the author's debut novel.

Additional details such as the author's love for the two cities where the story is set, Dublin and Amsterdam, and for fundamental values such as children and family, are obvious throughout the story.

I highly recommend this book. It will be an unexpected surprise. What will not be a surprise is when we will hear more of this author in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing pageturner!! August 5, 2013
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As of the first chapter I could not put the book down anymore. Amazing story about a very interesting subject; predicting the day you'll die and the implications involved, human emotions and interesting relationships between different people. This is the first novel by Darren Sugrue, can't wait for the next one! Treat yourself and read the book!!
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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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