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#BookReview (5 Stars) – The One, by John Marrs @johnmarrs1 #dark #romance #thriller #fiction #book #review


How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick 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 other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

“Fantastic … I can’t remember the last time I was simultaneously this entertained and this disturbed. The One is a clever story with great pacing but it’s the characters that make this a standout thriller.” Hollie Overton, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy pick Baby Doll

“Gripping from the start and full of surprises, this kept us up long after lights out” Isabelle Broom, Heat

(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)

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My Review:

I couldn’t get enough of this fabulous book!

The One is kind of like a warped online Blind Date meets Black Mirror, where you are provided with contact details for your one and only perfect love match based on your DNA. What could possibly go wrong?

There were numerous ‘gasp, omg, jaw on floor, noooo!’moments throughout this twisty turny thriller. This book had my heart pounding at times!

I really liked the way it was written in short chapters, each one focusing on a different couple, so that each time I came to the end of a chapter I was dying to know more about that couple, not wanting to read about the next character, but then dying to find out about that couple when I got to the end of the next chapter. This kept me gripped to the same intensity throughout the whole story, as there were no couples I wasn’t interested in. Their situations were all different, but just as intriguing, addictive and at times shocking.

I loved The One and it has left me on a bit of a high. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to finally read a book by John Marrs. I’ve had friends trying to get me to read his books for at least a couple of years. Oh well, I got there eventually.

I highly recommend this book to pretty much anyone, as it’s a mix of romance, thriller and slightly futuristic science fiction ‘it could really happen’ thought provoking stuff.

5 Stars


Where to find this book:


Amazon UK

Amazon US


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