The One - John Marrs

The One

By John Marrs

  • Release Date: 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 309 Ratings


A no 1 amazon bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 book club

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

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...

"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

"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)


  • The perfect one

    By Shelby0903
    Great story and characters, really well structured and some great twists. But the end was disappointing in comparison to the story.
  • Brilliant!

    By Readermereaderme
    I can honestly say this book is absolutely amazing! It is one of my favourites now! I enjoyed every page. It deserves to b me made into a great Hollywood movie!
  • Brilliant

    By BigG999
    Really enjoyed this @ highly recommend.
  • A nifty idea

    By teraif
    It gets better as it goes on. The characters are rather undefined. It is still quite difficult to put down.
  • Excellent read

    By Dendob
    Loved this book. Plenty twists to keep you interested.
  • Absolutely amazing

    By Laydeeqt
    Best book ive read in ages had me hooked and couldnt wait to read each twist and turn- thankyou john!!!!!
  • Genuinely original

    By Don't gimme no backtalk Sucka!
    I didn't read this book - I devoured it! I finished it in a day. There are some aspects of the story I accepted only for the purpose of enjoying the book- ideas that clashed with my own (Nature vs Nurture). However the book was convincingly written and well thought out which made giving way to skepticism totally worthwhile. Definitely worth a read.
  • Loved it

    By Niqnaqpadiwaq
    A good book is when all you want to do is turn the next page. You can't help yourself with this book.
  • The One

    By curljoe
    Excellent. Pulls you in, twists you round, throwing snippets out to snag you once again. Follow up will be interesting......x
  • Good yarn

    By samfghfhf
    Good story, easy to read, lots of twists and turns.