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The One by John Marrs

How far would you go to find THE ONE? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. One tiny DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people take the test. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others... A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. (Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)

About John Marrs

John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for publications including The Guardian's Guide and Guardian Online; OK! Magazine; Total Film; Empire; Q; Gay Times; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World's Sunday Magazine. His debut novel The Wronged Sons, was released in 2013 and in May 2015, he released his second book, Welcome To Wherever You Are. In May 2017 came his most recent novel, The One.

My Review

In a world where it has become the norm to take a DNA test to find your one single perfect match, John Marrs takes us through the individual stories of Mandy, Jade, Christopher, Nick, and Ellie and their respective partners. It seems a lot to take in at first, but each character's chapter leaves us with a cliffhanger, often a massive one. This determined the length of my reading sessions which had to be in multiples of five to reach a level of satisfied interest that would allow me to put the book down. Having read John Marrs 'The Wronged Sons' I knew it would not be easy for me to put the book down. It was everything I wanted from a suspense thriller. This book was 'The One' for me.

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