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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; GT; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World's Sunday Magazine.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An ingenious and quite gripping psychological thriller based on the use of DNA matching for a new style of dating, this was originally self-published and we must be grateful it came to the attention of a larger publisher. You would think the chances of a relationship based on the affinities of DNA would be perfect but what if your match, your 'One' is psychopathic, already married to another, deranged? The breezy tale unfolds at lightning pace through the eyes and words of five sometimes hapless characters who've gone to the website and availed themselves of its seemingly perfect, foolproof dating opportunities, only to find that the path to true love or fortune is inevitably littered with thorns and problematic. Fast-paced and breathless, strewn with unforeseen twists in the tail, this is an unusual thriller that hooks you from page one and never lets go. Addictive, amusing and sinister in equal ways but a perfect, entertaining read. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Soon to be a major Netflix Original series and perfect for fans of Caroline Kepnes's You. HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO FIND THE ONE? A no 1 EBook bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 book club. Perfect for fans of TM Logan's Lies and C.L. Taylor's The Fear. 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... ***** With over 600 5* reviews, this is what real readers are saying about this addictive, page-turning thriller: 'I just couldn't stop reading' 'Brilliant twists that I didn't see coming' 'One of the most gripping stories I've read for a long while' 'I was hooked and didn't want it to end' (Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)
The new Black Mirror-esque thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth sensation THE ONE - soon to be a Netflix original series. _________________________ Five strangers guard our secrets. Only four can be trusted... In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads. Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they're given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew. But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect... _________________________ 'Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides' PETER JAMES 'One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his books' SIMON KERNICK _________________________ Gripping! It's so incredibly intense; a twisted roller coaster so fast-paced you literally cannot move or attempt to do anything else. John Marrs has a unique formula and it's magnificent. This storyline of shocks, thrills and intensity. It's not only fascinating but overwhelmingly frightening too. - Totally Booked A total delight. A hugely enthralling thriller, I will read more John Marrs, as he's one not to be missed from now on in my bookish world. - What Do I Read Now? It's not far-fetched, it's so close you can almost touch it. The hunt was merciless. It was breath-taking, delivered with punchy and pacey chapters. John Marrs knows how to throw punches! The Minders is an absolute belter of a book. John Marrs is a genius writer who reeled me in again with an addictive, more-real than real, edge-of-your-seat and twisty tale of what might await us sooner than we think. - Chocolate'n' Waffles
Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide. 'Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. Another savagely clever near future thriller' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME A gripping page-turning thriller for fans of BLACK MIRROR from the bestselling author of THE ONE - soon to be a major Netflix series. John Marrs' latest high-tech thriller, THE MINDERS, is out now. ____________ When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-driving cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem? 'A 1970s disaster movie by way of Black Mirror, with a dash of Michael Crichton ... a sleek, exhilarating ride' Financial Times ____________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING 'I was gripped right from the start - the plot had many twists and turns' - Melanie 'An absorbing, engaging read that grabs you and doesn't let go, keeping you awake long past your bedtime' - Gisele 'One of the most thrilling books I've read this year' - Luke 'Marrs is so talented at creating these future worlds that are completely plausible and therefore utterly terrifying' - Kate 'Has many twists and turns which keep you guessing to the very last page' - Greta 'My heart is still pounding just thinking about this brilliantly twisted novel. An edge of your seat read' - Sara
Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The One by John Marrs, read by Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, Jot Davies and Sophie AldredHow 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...(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)