Monday, 10 July 2017

The One by John Marrs

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From Goodreads

How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes.

One tiny 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 person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love.

Now, five more people take the test. 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)

My thoughts

My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this a well deserved 5 stars or 10/10.

WOW. That one word could very easily sum this book up. I have to admit that at first I did struggle with getting my head round all the various characters as the story flits from one to another. However, at one point the story just took off and had me gripped.

There is so much that could be said about the story, but to do so would spoil it for others. I agree it's a psychological thriller, but their are so many layers that to me it was more than just a thriller. The layers peel away one after the other like an onion and it's many layers. At it's heart are 5 people, some lonely and some maybe not as lonely, that are all determined to take the test in order to either find the one that is a true match for them and ultimately the soul mate, the one they are destined to be with for life if they believe the hype.

The premise may sound a little far fetched, but it's already in use, meet Gene Partner. https://www.genepartner.com/index.php/aboutgenepartner

This story was previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions. If you read only ONE book a year, this year make it The One.


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