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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
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 The new gripping page-turning thriller for fans of BLACK MIRROR from the bestselling author of HER LAST MOVE and THE ONE - soon to be a major Netflix series. When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive 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, exhilerating 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)