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The Prediction

The Prediction - Darren Sugrue 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 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.

I admit that I didn't read the blurb very closely, so while I knew to expect a thriller, I didn't know what form it would take. I knew that it would take place in Amsterdam and Dublin, but how did the academics fall into the typical "thriller" role, particularly a couple of maths geeks? I was intrigued by the possibilities, and I went into the novel with an open mind and expecting a good read.

I was not disappointed in the least. While I, as a jingoistic American, had a bit of trouble with some of the European references and terms, I thought that they added a nice flavor to the story, and allowed me to take a seat in a very different setting than my everyday.

What I *didn't* expect, though, was the big reveal. I'll admit that it was a fairly obvious "pistol on the mantel", but that didn't detract from the whipsaw of the reveal. I was taken in by the obvious answer that turned out to be a red herring, as it were.

I really enjoyed The Prediction. I look forward to Darren's next project.