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... show more
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.
Pages no: 409
Edition language: English
Would you want to know the date of your death? Would you do things differently if you did? We all know that our life is not infinite and yet sometimes in our day-to-day lives, we tend to forget that. Darren Sugrue has written a mystery/thriller based around that concept. While it's certainly an ex...
I received this book free from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.I am completely blown away by the quality of writing in this book. Initially I thought that the premise of a person developing a mathematical process that would predict a person's death was a bit of a stretch. The author ...
--- I received a free ebook copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review What a wonderful surprise it was! Great debut novel: original, suspenseful and fast paced. You will be hooked up from the beginning and, in fact, unable to predict the ending. Read it before it becomes a movie!
Were there issues with the novel? Sure, but nothing that prevented me from enjoying the book. Where there uncomfortable parts? Definitely. Yes, there are traumatic triggers, but I'll leave that to other reviewers to recount.I will say this: I thoroughly enjoyed The Prediction. It is a very human tal...