The One - John Marrs

The One

By John Marrs

  • Release Date: 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 186 Ratings


"Fantastic ... I can't remember the last time I was simultaneously this entertained and this disturbed. The One is a clever story with great pacing but it's the characters that make this a standout thriller." Hollie Overton, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy pick Baby Doll

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...

"Wonderful conceit, ridiculously entertaining ... an absolute pleasure" T. A Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew

"Gripping from the start and full of surprises, this kept us up long after lights out" Isabelle Broom, Heat

(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)


  • Fantastic

    By Julesxx5
    Could not put it down and when I did I couldn't wait to read it again
  • Great read!

    By Jayson1961
    From the first few pages I was hooked! As an avid reader (4 books a month) I like to escape and be entertained. I like to look forwards to getting back into a book after work...this does the trick. Clever and well written. It flows nicely along without any parts that are boring. Plenty of twists and turns that you don't see coming. Can't really delve too many into the plot or it will be a 'spoiler ' . Just read it!
  • I actually loved this book.

    By Kerryt6
    First ever cheap book I really enjoyed. Fun & good little stories, that make the whole book enjoyable. I struggled to keep identifying the characters at first but soon the characters stood out. Great price, enjoyed.
  • Amazing!!!

    By Nailster
    This is a fantastic concept, no doubt destined to be made into a film, page turner and a real thinker.
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By Kingy177
    Loved every second of it !! Thank you
  • Mrs

    By What a Read!
    I read a hell of a lot but this is the first time I've ever left a review. Loved this book so much I just had to recommend it. Brilliant story and brilliant writer. Such an original story. You must read it - you won't be disappointed.
  • Superb

    By Moneypenney Movies
    Brilliant psychological thriller with enough romantic twists to keep you dining out all year.
  • The One

    By Uiugeet
    Very original plot and it struck a nerve as to how we live our lives today. Lots of twists that I didn't see coming - and I'm usually good at working out whodunnit. Great value book and look forward to the next one.
  • Love actually - not.

    By Pat the Potter
    I just never read romances, so whatever possessed me to buy this unlikely yarn I don't know. What I do know is that as the book trundled on, I just sat and gawped out of the carriage window at the passing scenery, mesmerised. Every twist and turn in the track lifted another goose-bump on my neck. Every Valentines card had a razor blade embedded in its edge, every bridal bouquet hid a scorpion. Read it and see if you can live happy ever after. It's a stunner!
  • Great book

    By MrsMeanMint
    Just finished this book and thought it was great. Couldn't put it down so managed to read in one day!