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.

Amazon Best Seller - #4

 

In April 2015, The Prediction hit another milestone by reaching #4 in the Amazon Best Seller category: Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder.

Again a big thank you to all the Top Reviewers below who have made this possible!

Amazon Best Seller - #13

 

In September 2014, The Prediction hit its first milestone by reaching #13 in the Amazon Best Seller category: Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Murder.

A category full of fiction heavyweights such as John Grisham, Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) and Gillian Flynn. A big thank you to all the Top Reviewers below who have made this possible!

The Prediction: A tribute to the first 100 reviewers 

 

The video on the right is a highlight and tribute to all the reviewers who took a chance on an unknown author. 

 

Thank you.


First 100 Reviewers - VIP List

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1 Audrey "Compelling and dramatic story with excellent characters..." Amazon US 5 Stars  Eloquentcodex
2 Jerrilyn  "Good plot, strong characters...It is a story told in a unique way. Loved it!!" Amazon US 5 Stars  
3 Nina "Fast easy draws you in, surprise ending." Goodreads 5 Stars  
4 Allison James  "Once you get hooked, you don't want to put the book down" Goodreads 5 Stars  

5

Timon "I could not put it away... I can not believe it is the author's debut novel." Amazon US 5 Stars  
6 Mika "I finished it in one sitting - amazing. This book deserves to be read!" Goodreads 5 Stars  
7 Paulien "Amazing pageturner!!" Amazon US 5 Stars  
8 Heather "Wow ! Loved this book !" Goodreads 4.5 Stars  

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Steve Mccool "...very well written." Goodreads 3.5 Stars  
10 Anna "Flew through this book, really enjoyed it. Unique plot with twists" Amazon UK 5 Stars  
11 Nicole "...a real page turner and hard to put down...And OMG, the end blew me away."

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5 Stars  Booklikes
12 Aileen  "Brilliant!" Goodreads  5 Stars  
13  M. Stanley "Imaginative and well paced." Amazon UK  5 Stars   
14 Fatima Gonzalez  "...y otras más bajo un thriller muy bien realizado."  Goodreads 4 Stars   
15 Michelle "Gripping storyline, full of suspense and a most unexpected ending" Amazon UK 5 Stars  
16 Anne Smith
"...a very entertaining book. It really contained lots of twists and turns and I am certain that the end will throw any of you for a loop. I would suggest this book to anyone that is interested in mysteries, murders and thrillers."
Goodreads 4 Stars   
17  W McKechnie  "Very enjoyable first outing."  Amazon UK 5 Stars   
18  Stephanie Frantz  "This book had a great story line."  Goodreads 4 Stars   
19  Charlotte "Suspense, humor, great debut." Amazon UK 5 Stars   
20 Anita "...an excellent story which grips the reader from the beginning." Goodreads 5 Stars The Disorganised Author
21 Richelle "An extremely well written, capturing novel." Goodreads 5 Stars Read, Learn & Shine
22 Z.Rose "This is one of the most compelling, vivid, clever stories I've read in quite some time."
Goodreads 4 Stars  
23 Karsyn "I really enjoyed it overall and I think it was a fantastic must read!"

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4 Stars kakijokoja.blogspot
24 Gabby "Excellent book worthy of more than 5 stars!"
Goodreads 5 Stars iburiedmynose.blogspot
25 Kimberly "...an engaging suspense-filled book that kept me awake reading way into the night!" 

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5 Stars peekintokim.blogspot
26 Bonnie "Outstanding, best book I have read in the last couple of months!"

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5 Stars  
27 Carmenmaranda "A compelling read that will stay with me for a while."

 

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5 Stars  
28 James Phillips "Hard to believe this is the first novel by this author..."

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5 Stars  
29 Kim "The characters we're awesome... The plot was smooth... The ending was surprising and not at all what I expected."

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4 Stars  
30 Anne Doucette "There is something brilliant and enticing about a novel where one of the central conflicts is that you very much want for two mutually exclusive things to happen."

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5 Stars Reflections & Echoes
31 Elsbeth "A wonderful book! You could call it a thriller, but it is so much more than that...The ending is surprising and also in a way, very beautiful."

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5 Stars  
32 Robyn "Very intriguing, suspenseful, and fast paced, yet it still had excellent character development... this is a great story from an excellent writer."

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5 Stars  
33 Patricia Thang "I found this book incredibly enjoyable. The narrative was very well-paced and well-structured." 

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4 Stars  
34 Wordwizard "The Prediction by Darren Sugrue is a nerve-wracking book...I would give this maybe 3 1/2 stars at the end of the ride."

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 3.5 Stars  
35 Gadget Girl "The ending twist was just genius... I feel this is one of the few books anyone would enjoy no matter whether you are a romantic, thriller, horror or sci-fi reader. Its unique, compelling novel with vivid character detailing. A must have read for almost anyone."

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5 Stars  Gadget Girl Reviews
36 James Walsh "The story is well written, moves at a good pace, with well-developed characters and a twist I really didn’t see coming. I enjoyed this book immensely and Darren Sugrue is an author worth following."

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5 Stars   
37 Shrinidhi "The story kept me engrossed and the end is something that I didn't anticipate at all."

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4 Stars  
38 Lynne "I found the premise of the book intriguing and really enjoyed reading it."

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5 Stars  
39 Iris Collins "...when I found the plot twist I was astounded and frankly couldn't believe my eyes when I read it. I really enjoyed this book much MUCH more than I had expected to when I first got it."

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5 Stars Land of Stories and Pages
40 Kate "I really enjoyed it!... This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book and I was stressing about what was going to happen to each of the characters."

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4 Stars letsreviewstuffblog
41 Marissa "Intriguing concept that makes the reader question things."

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4 Stars  
42 Doseofbella

"Heart pounding suspense, lost love, regret, lost, murder, betrayal, its all there. Mind blowing plot twists that you have to pause to process. Darren Sugrue is a master."

"Intense thriller that has no measure... Drop everything, send the kids outside. This is an incredible read."

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5 Stars  
43 E. VanZwoll "If you want to read a book a little different than the rest of the books out there right now, I highly suggest The Prediction, by Darren Sugrue. A mixture of mystery and science, with a twist at the end that I was not expecting, this book is worthy of 5 stars."

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5 Stars Shaykitteh's World of Books
44 Cameron Arsenault "Death, fate, family, tragedy, mathematical genius, love, despair, domestic violence and lifelong dreams are all themes addressed in this fantastic story that I couldn't put down once started. This book will keep you guessing and glued to the pages until you turn the last page!"

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4 Stars  
45 Celeste Dunne "I enjoyed the pace of this excellent book involving lives of old friends between Dublin & Amsterdam. I am usually a leisurely reader, but found myself picking up this book and craving more. I would definitely recommend this story."

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5 Stars  
46 Geordon Vantassle "An outstanding work, even more so as a first published novel... I thoroughly enjoyed The Prediction. It is a very human tale of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption. It tugs on the heart-strings, and is, at the root of it, a tale of human struggle."

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5 Stars Hurricane Dad
47 L. Frier

"First Time Author Darren Sugrue hits the mark with a 5 star novel... This book is awesome."

"This is a couldn't put down story. A little murder, a thriller and a little Sci-Fi all in one story." 

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5 Stars  
48 Christine Hooker  "I highly recommend this book. I could not put it down once I started reading."

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5 Stars Readingwcats
49 Shaking "Jackpot!!! It was hard to put this one down, finished it in a day and a half... Will be recommending this one to all my friends."

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5 Stars  
50 Nisha "An amazingly good book to read... Though the story was about predicting people's death through mathematical calculations, have to say the ending was totally unpredictable... Couldn't read the book fast enough."

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5 Stars  
51 Judy Schechter "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... surprised that this is the author's debut novel; it could certainly stand up to any established author's works.

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5 Stars  
52 Anca

"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... You will not hear this from me very often: this is a must-read! Readers of all genres, unite! 

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5 Stars Reviews with a Twist
53 Sarah

"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." 

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5 Stars  
54 Angie

"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." 

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5 Stars Readaholic Zone
55

 

Deborah Sastroredjo

"I think it beautifully portraits the character of humans."

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4 Stars  
56

Wanda

"This book caught my attention and drew me in from the first chapter... It is an excellent read."

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5 Stars  
57

Amazon Customer

"...what a clever turn, right up to the end...I couldn't put it down."

Amazon US 5 Stars  
58

Tej

"...keeps you glued till the end...For a debutante author, I must say he has done quite a great job."

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4.5 Stars Loads to Read
59

Chrysanthemum

"...a wonderfully written book that had me hooked from the beginning...It was truly a pleasure to read and a book that I would highly recommend." 

Booklikes 4.5 Stars  
60

Davidvoz

"I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. As Darren's first novel this is a great effort..."

LibraryThing 4 Stars  
61

Kaitlyn King

"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...it was nice to read a unique voice that has just emerged in this world."

Goodreads 4 Stars  
62

Charlie Mann

"Wow! This was a great book... well written, fast moving and suspenseful. I would definitely recommend it."

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5 Stars  
63

Catherine Ndiaye

"...an action-packed story with many twists and an unexpected ending...a great first novel..."

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5 Stars  
64

Kristelle Linawan

"A real page-turner...Packed with genuine human traits and lessons of life. Every decision in life has its own consequences...a must read for everyone"

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5 Stars Amia Book Lover
65

Gustavo

"...loved it! Delightful detail enlivens well-formed characters, and deeply human interaction ensues..."

Amazon US

5 Stars  
66

Matías Kornacher

"This book is an absolute must read. It presents delightful well-formed characters, an interesting idea, and a twist in the end that leaves you in shock."

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5 Stars  
67

Liby McMurrey

"This book had me from the first page. I could not put it down."

Amazon US

5 Stars  
68

Venkataragavan

"One word after reading the book: Phenomenal! ...Hope to see many more books tumbling out of his imagination soon."

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3 Stars

4 Stars

 
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Laura Dickey

"...so rich in detail... It's one that will stay on my bookshelf and be re-read in a couple years...I HIGHLY recommend this novel."

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5 Stars

Ramblings of a Bibliophile
70

Effie Emmanouilidou

"I loved the idea of predicting your time of death and how the characters tried to deal with it. I really enjoyed it."

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5 Stars

 
71

Quilty_girl

"...I thought I would read one chapter before bed but could not stop until I finished it. I've been thinking about it all morning. I found the story compelling...The book refused to be put down. I cried at the end."

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4 Stars

 
72

Veronica

"I can honestly say that this is one of the BEST books I have read so far this year. It was a fantastic, enjoyable, and yes emotional read. I was in tears at the end. The Prediction is well written, fast paced and very suspenseful..."

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5 Stars

 
73

Jael

"...one of those books that after you are finished, it will leave you thinking about it for days...I could definitely see this book being made into a feature film. ... among one of the best books I have read all year..."

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5 Stars

 
74

Michael

"This novel is extremely gripping and such a blast to read... is better than one may expect from a relatively inexperienced writer. As long as Darren Sugrue keeps this level of intrigue and captivation in his stories, he's sure to attain quite the fan following."

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4 Stars

 
75

Inge

"Wow. Just wow...a massive rollercoaster of emotions, difficult situations, and trying to prevent Death from getting his hands on the people you care about...This is an absolutely unputdownable thriller and an impressive feat."


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5 Stars

 Book Shelf Reflections
76

Bonnie Reed

"Oh my gosh, what a book! I haven't been so captivated in a very long time...It grabs you from the very beginning and keeps a tight hold on your attention."

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4.5 Stars

 
77

Susan

"Mr. Sugrue is a gifted writer, & I think this book could be a best-seller if given the opportunity...Anyone who likes a good thriller & a sophisticated, original story line should read this book!"

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4 Stars

 
78

Mark John Argon

"Honestly? I really can't find the words to express how amazing this novel is. It was written with such greatness from the first chapter until the surprising ending."

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5 Stars

 
79

Meghan Castner

"Sugrue's novel expertly weaves complex issues through a page-turning suspense story...This is a book that will occupy your spare thoughts and keep you reading late into the night!

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4 Stars

 
80

Brenda Dickenson

"...a thriller with twists and turns... A worthwhile read as we are all so busy...do we really consider HOW we live?"

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81

Marianne Sneddon-Benfield

"Darren Sugrue has talent!...I enjoyed the book immensely! The pace of the book kept me turning the pages to the end."

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5 Stars  
82  Tracy Jillard "Wow, it is hard to believe this is a first time novelist... I felt like I was reading a James Patterson, Kathy Reichs, or Tess Gerriston book. If this is just the beginning for Darren, watch out reading world, it won't be long before he is topping best reader lists."

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5 Stars  
83 Ivana "I must say I loved it. The characters, the general idea of predicting death, the pace...  the story just pulls you in as it evolves...The final chapter even brought tears to my eyes. I'd recommend this to all who seek for an interesting, fast-paced read."

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5 Stars  
84 Haley "It was good, really good in fact." 

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5 Stars  
85 Joe Strydom "This author has the power to transport you to wherever his characters are and what they are up to. A real page turner and will many a create many burnt dinners!"

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5 Stars  
86 Deborah Hammond "Wow! That's not even close enough to sum up this book...Really, really awesome book."

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5 Stars  
87 Aisling "Such a great premise, well written, exciting and a thrilling twist."

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4 Stars  
88 Daniela "...extremely intriguing...I was astonished that this is Darren Sugrue's debut novel. It's amazingly written and its plot is completely mesmerizing."

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5 Stars  
89 Erica "The different plot points intertwined very well and kept me glued to the book...And the ending, I was almost in tears from the two main story arcs...It had suspense, humor, romance (kind of), and was an intelligent read."

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5 Stars  
90 Siskar "Dee" "Well done Mr. Sugrue. I enjoyed it!"

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5 Stars  
91 Georgiann Hennelly "A very powerful story... Would you want to know the date of your death beforehand?"

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5 Stars  
92 Boobenfield "An interesting thriller that kept my attention from first page to last. I can't wait to see what this author has to offer next!" 

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5 Stars  
93 Vlada "A well written captivating page-turner worth reading and recommending...I really loved it."

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4 Stars  
94 Donald Young "The story unfolds before the readers’ eyes and the ending is too good to miss. This novel is an excellent read."

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5 Stars  
95 Anne "The ending was quite some twist, would have never guessed it. I hope you keep writing books Darren. You have an amazing talent for the mysterious and suspenseful."

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4 Stars  
96 R. Petty "Rae" "Loved this book! It was interesting throughout the whole story and the twist at the end was AMAZING!"

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5 Stars  
97 Louise "Sensitive, witty and full of suspense twists and turns a story that truly teaches us to live each and every day to the fullest and reach for our dreams and goals...I am still in disbelief that this story is the Author's debut."

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5 Stars  
98 Wanda "...for a first-time novelist, Sugrue writes like a best-seller! This book captures the reader's attention from the moment they pick it up, and the suspense sails straight through to the end."

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5 Stars  
99 Gail D'Elia "Wow. Didn't see that coming."

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5 Stars  
100 Martín Baliño "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.

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5 Stars