Release date - 2nd May 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 416 pages
Publisher - www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers/ebury/
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
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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.
(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)
This story is unlike any that I have ever read and I was completely transfixed from start to finish. In a world where love can now be determined by science, couples across the world come together with their perfect match, but what happens to those who never find their match or those who are already in love with someone else? As we fall into the love lives of five characters who are matched successfully through their DNA, we are brought on a rollercoaster ride of love, lust, tragedy, disaster, and complete terror. From Mandy who is desperate to start a family with her perfectly chosen partner to Nick whose match is a complete shock to the system, the reader becomes captivated by all of these characters stories, even the one whose secret life is so much more terrifyingly darker than the rest. But should love really be decided by science? And what happens if someone decides to test the theory?
THE ONE by John Marrs is an exceptional read that really got under my skin and I read this book in one night as I had to know how life ended up for the characters. While all of the stories were compelling, Nick's tale really stood out for me as he struggled with his results and the fallout from his decision to do the test. While love is obviously the aim of the game, there is a darker, tense edge to some of the character's lives that really make their stories stay with you long after you close the book. THE ONE by John Marrs is a top notch and unique plot and it will definitely be in my top ten books for the year - these slots seem to be filling up fast!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5******************************************************
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. For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/johnmarrs1
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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