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The One

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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

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Synopsis

The One by John Marrs

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. 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 people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others...

Reviews

'The One is a unique, unpredictable and fast-paced novel that's in equal parts unsettling and exciting ... If you're fed-up with the samey psychological thrillers that are churned out each month, The One will restore your faith in the genre. Culturefly Engaging concept, craftily executed' -- Adrian J Walker bestselling author of The End of the World Running Club

'Hugely entertaining and hugely enjoyable. This is one to watch in 2017.' -- Claire Allan

'The One is my kind of book, one that stimulates the mind while warming the heart ... Gorgeously written, and pulsing with heart' -- Louise Beech author of The Mountain in My Shoe

About the Author

John Marrs

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

John Marrs

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Publisher

Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
Science Fiction
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Thriller / suspense
Science fiction
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ISBN

9781785035623

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