The Prediction

The Prediction 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 Tot

  • Title: The Prediction
  • Author: Darren Sugrue
  • ISBN: 9781782803058
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 theirNobody 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 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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    1. After I entered the giveaway for this book, I was contacted by the author and got a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This did not alter my opinion of the book in any way, nor did the fact that Darren lives in The Netherlands and has a dog named Frodo, which is really cool.Daniel Geller is a genius. He’s able to predict the date of death of someone based on mathematical calculations. When his thesis gets rejected, he throws it all away. Twelve years later, an old professor, John Redm [...]

    2. 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. But, boy was I wrong.This Book is great. It is a great written story fowling mainly Daniel Geller the former Trinity College Student and his former professor John and John’s wife Claire as well his ex- girlfriend Grace, as they deal with different challenges in life, such as the loss of a child, spousal abuse. And an old [...]

    3. 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 – [...]

    4. Five out of five stars for the story line. I finished it in one sitting - amazing. This book deserves to be read!Edit: I changed my rating from four to five stars, because the mistakes I found has been corrected in newer editions and has less to do with the author and more to do with the lack of an editor, which has also been resolved.As a Brit living in the Netherlands, I can personally vouch for all the Dutch oddities and descriptions in 'The Prediction'. The statements and descriptions were s [...]

    5. Finished ~ The Prediction by Darren SugrueCompleted 5/314 of 5 starsI 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 exp [...]

    6. Brilliant! Entirely 'un-put-downable', my Kindle was stuck to my hand whenever I had a spare moment to read. I absolutely loved the storyline, the flawed characters and the intricate details. The detailed depictions of both Amsterdam and Dublin, interwoven with little idiosyncrasies and local references make you feel right at home, whilst relating to and walking in the shoes of the various characters.Although there are a few mistakes, it says something for the story, when you're entirely willing [...]

    7. The interesting concept of being able to predict the exact time of a person's death! Once you get hooked, you don't want to put the book down, as you want to see how valid the formula is. The characters are believable and realistic. The author writes well. Great job, and I would recommend.

    8. Such a great premise, well written, exciting and a thrilling twist. I wanted more math (chaos theory, anyone?). I'm looking forward to more by this author.

    9. I received a free copy of **the Prediction** by *Darren Sugrue* from **StoryCartel** in exchange for an honest review. I couldn't be happier with my choice in this case. Many books available on StoryCartel are written by authors with whom I am unfamiliar, but I have come across some very good books at that site, and will continue to look there for books that might interest me. **The Prediction** turned out to be an outstanding book worthy of 5 Stars, and I will be watching for anything else this [...]

    10. Disclosure: I downloaded a free copy from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.This story revolves around Daniel Geller, a former Trinity College math Phd student who theorized a controversial formula that accurately predicts time of death. Forward to 12 years later, he spent years out of academia because his thesis was rejected. His former professor John Redmond contacts him to tell him the formula worked.  So together they figure out how valid this formulation is and uncover the pers [...]

    11. This is a very intriguing story with an unusual premise, Daniel is a young man whose thesis which predicts the date of death was rejected twelve years ago. However his old tutor, now a professor grieving for his young son, tries to get him to re-present it because one of the dates proved came true. As a debut novel this is an excellent story which grips the reader from the beginning. The action runs along two plotlines in two cities, Dublin and Amsterdam, John and Claire’s grief for their youn [...]

    12. I received this review copy from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. Firstly, the novel deals with issues such as the loss of a child and domestic abuse so be aware. I was absolutely blown away with this book from the beginning to finish. The author did an incredible job of making it a fast paced novel that draws you in but also takes the time to develop the main characters. I had great difficulty putting it down. It is based on a mathematical genius who has developed a formula that c [...]

    13. 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. It's one that will stay on my bookshelf and be re-read in a couple years.The book takes place in Ireland and Amsterdam, so be aware when picking it up that there is a lot of slang and place-names that may be unfamilar to many readers. For me, it didn't make the story any less understandable. The book follows several plots told from the points of view of several main charac [...]

    14. Actual Rating 4.5 starsWow ! Loved this book !Darren Sugrue contacted me to see if I wanted a free copy of his e-book, The Prediction, after I had selected it "To Read". I thought "why not" but let him know it would be a couple of months before I'd get to it. I was under no obligation to review the book.A good suspense thriller can leave you hanging at the end of a chapter, and this book certainly did that. I couldn't guess what was coming. (view spoiler)[I completely forgot about the first chap [...]

    15. DISCLOSURE: The author, whom I have no connection with, provided me with a free copy of this book once I had added it to my "To Read" list. I was not under any obligation to review or write a positive story. I had intended to purchase it.Overall I enjoyed it – pretty punchy, good shifts in plot all the way through and unusual story line. Some of the narrative is quite emotional (relating to the loss of a child) and I thought that was very well written.Some of the colloquialisms might confuse t [...]

    16. Nobody knows the day they’ll die… until nowWOW A must read could not put this book down had me hooked from the very first page . Now imagine if you could predict the exact day of when someone would die or if someone could predict the day that you would die !!!Sensitive witty and full of suspense twists and turns a story that truely teaches us to live each and every day to the fullest and reach for our dreams and goals. A fantastic plot with an unexpected ending. You will not be disappointed [...]

    17. WOW! The Prediction by Darren Sugrue is an engaging suspense filled book that kept me awake reading way into the night! I did not want to lay my NOOK down, wanting to see what was going to happen next. It took a lot of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, with a surprising ending.I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.I received a free copy of this from the author in exchange for my review rather it be good or bad.

    18. This was recommended to me via a friend of a friend on Facebook. I thought I would give it the first few chapters and if I didn't get into it I would leave it. How pleasantly surprised I was! The concept of predicting your death using math is very interesting (although totally unrealistic). But the characters and plot really pull you in. And without wanting to give away too much; a terrific twist at the end that I honestly didn't see coming. Well worth it.

    19. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish! Although I was able to predict (no pun intended) some of the outcomes -- I won't go into detail -- I still was enthralled by the twists & turns. Mr. Sugrue is a gifted writer, & I think this book could be a best-seller if given the opportunity. I was lucky enough to receive this book for free via , & I'm so glad that I gave it a chance. Anyone who likes a good thriller & a sophisticated, original story line should read this book!

    20. Nunca pensé que en un momento de mi vida quisiera saber que momento podría ocurrir mi muerte. Y si lo supiera, que haría ? Un muy buen libro, el cual te expone estas interrogantes y otras más bajo un thriller muy bien realizado.Lo recomiendo.

    21. --- 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!

    22. Outstanding, best book I have read in the last couple of months! Interesting and different storyline. Involves you with the well-developed characters. Surprise twist. Looking forward to more books by this author.

    23. Very disappointed in this. Poor writing, poor story. There was so much unnecessary filler in this, if you only read the first sentence in each paragraph you would more than understand the story. Might have worked as a short story.

    24. I really enjoyed this book. It kept me hooked from the first page to the very last. I loved the suspense and the detail that kept the story realistic. Definitely well worth picking up.

    25. ksteenbookreview called it 'creative, original, and a must read if you like well written books!"The Prediction was a book that the author was kind enough to send me to read, and I managed to find the time to get to it today. And I must say, and I must, that it was quite the read. From the moment I picked it up to the moment I put it down I was amazed at the writing style and choice in diction from the author. Now, as I always do, let me tell you a bit about what you are getting into when you pic [...]

    26. I received this book from a giveaway by the author and was asked to give it a review once I finished it.What I like: The idea of the story was something I've thought about before, something that really truly intrigued me and I was not disappointed. Each character held their own and had their own distinct personalities, I didn't have to remember who was speaking because the dialogue gave me good indication with how they spoke. The cover also has a perfect tie-in to the whole story, something that [...]

    27. I have just finished The Prediction after yet ANOTHER sleepless night; I just couldn't put it down. Ive been lucky as Ive enjoyed some really fab reads in the last few months.But this one was a complete surprise in many ways. I thought I knew what the story was going to be about, how it would play out, even to how it may end. WRONG, WRONG WRONG!This is Darren's debut novel which is so hard to believe as he is an excellent writer who has created some great characters and I knew from the first pag [...]

    28. After entering the giveaway for this book, the author contacted me to offer a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Daniel was supposed to get his PhD after submitting his thesis on the ability to calculate someones death based on his mathematical equations. After it was rejected, he spiraled down into a "less qualifying" job for someone of his genius. He has found some happiness with his wife and son. He is contacted over a decade later by a professor that tried to back his thesis, only to [...]

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