The One by John Marrs (Review)

The One by John Marrs

The One

Format: Audiobook/ebook

Source: BorrowBox/Scribd*

Publisher: Ebury Digital

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Fiction

Narrator: Clare Corbett, Jot Davies, Simon Bubb, Sophie Aldred, Vicky Hall

Length: 11 Hours and 2 Minutes

Publication Date: 1st Aug 2017

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner the one you are genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.”

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My Thoughts & Review

The One was in interesting read. It follows a group of 5 or maybe 6 characters (can’t remember exact number, as forgot to write it in my notes) who take a DNA test in the hopes to be matched with their perfect soul mate. However, things don’t go as smoothly as they thought it would. 

I originally started listening to the audiobook but then found a copy of the eBook on Scribd so read along while listening to the audio, and I’m so glad I did as I found I really liked the format of the written book. The story is told in multiple point of views and told in third person. The chapters are short which made me feel like I was flying through the book. Now although I was enjoying the majority of the plot there were occasions where things were unbelievable at times but because of the cliff-hangers at the end of the chapters I was compelled enough to keep reading, just to find out how it would all end. Sadly, I was a little disappointed with the ending of this book it felt a little unfinished to me, and also left me with some questions.

Even though I enjoyed the premises of this book I wasn’t a fan of all the characters. In fact, I think out of them all my favourite was Nick his character was the only that felt genuine. The rest of them felt one dimensional and a little annoying.

Looking beyond some of the faults that I found during this read all in all I really enjoyed this one, and am looking forward to reading more from this author. Think I will move some of his other books up my TBR pile.  A book I would happily recommend!!

My Rating


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