The One

by John Marrs
The One  - John Marrs 9.00   1

Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions (2016).

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...

A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.


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Release date May 4, 2017 (Del Rey)
Details updated November 5, 2022
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HourglassEyes
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November 7, 2017
9 / 10

Following up five people in the UK, who's lives are turned around as they find their Match by the company wich is specialised in fingind your One True Match by your DNA.

Their stories are told by turns, each with their own twist on the plot.

Practically their stories brings up the question can you find your true love through a simple genetic match or if you do, is your perfect match really the right option for you and what happens to those who are left behind or can't find their Match.

Remind you that this is not a cozy love story, but a compelling thriller of our minds and souls. One of the best book I've read in 2017, strongly recommend!