The One

The One

4.11 (119,705 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.11 (119,705 ratings by Goodreads)

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The USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018

"Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up." --AARP

"A shock on every other page." --Wall Street Journal

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're 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 33mm | 386g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1335998853
  • 9781335998859
  • 241,540

Review quote

''A shock on every other page.'' --Wall Street Journal

''Brilliantly inventive, The One is a must-read for anyone who's ever braved the dating pool.'' --Good Housekeeping

''Marrs' engrossing, believable thriller raises intriguing questions about our science-tinged future.'' --Booklist

''Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.'' --AARP

''A dark thriller for the Valentine's Day skeptic.'' --The New York Post

''If a DNA swab could find your soulmate, would you take the test? This smart story ... proves that even with science behind it, the course of true love never runs smooth.'' --Irish Sunday Mirror

''What if science found a way to change the dating and marriage scene by ensuring that couples were perfectly matched to each other through their DNA? ... Readers of thrillers and SF will enjoy this book.'' --Library Journal

''Unlike any other psychological thriller ... Like a lengthy episode of the dark TV series Black Mirror ... so expertly written it gets you thinking that it could happen in real life'' --Peterborough Telegraph

''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, author of Baby Doll

''The One is my kind of book ... Gorgeously written, and pulsing with heart.'' --Louise Beech, author of The Mountain in My Shoe

''Engaging concept, craftily executed.'' --Adrian J. Walker, author of The End of the World Running Club

''Gripping from the start and full of surprises, this kept us up long after lights out.'' --Heat

''This will have you gripped.'' --Woman's Own

''The One is a unique, unpredictable and fast-paced novel that's in equal parts unsettling and exciting.'' --Culturefly

''A fascinating thriller ... A furiously paced, compelling and hugely entertaining novel which comes recommended.'' --Starburst

"Exciting, addictive, and enticing, The One is superbly plotted ... thrilling and intoxicating." --Becca's Books

"A compelling read ... intriguing ideas." --SFX

"This smart story ... proves that even with science behind it, the course of true love never runs smooth." --Sunday Mirror
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4.11 out of 5 stars
- 119,705 ratings
5 38% (45,427)
4 41% (49,288)
3 16% (19,416)
2 4% (4,324)
1 1% (1,250)
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