Blog Tour: The One – John Marrs

Release Date: January 26th 2017
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Pages: 368
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.

There’s one genetically perfect person in the world for you. If you could find out who they were, would you do it?


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…


This book was just something else altogether. As soon as I read the premise I was hooked. The idea is such a fascinating one, and with all the constant advancements in technology, it feels really believable too. This book really is a fantastic one. The plot is so intense and exciting. I spent a large portion of my day at work being absolutely desperate to finish, just to come home and dive back in.

The book is divided into chapters alternating between the different couples who take the test, In the beginning I was a little lost as to which couple was which, but they quickly take shape as a unique and varied set of characters, all each dealing with the consequences of finding their match. My personal favourite was Mandy. I found her so fascinating and her story kept surprising me at every turn. I won’r say too much because I don’t want to spoil the story, but the one thing I really loved about The One is that it continually kept me guessing.

Not only is this a fantastically written story, it continually makes you think. If there was such a test would you take it? It might seem like a completely unbelievable concept, but The One makes it feel so believable. The characters are so lifelike, and that definitely makes the book incredibly engaging.

The One is definitely a nail biter. Many of the chapters end on a bit of a cliff-hanger and due to the alternating points of view you might not find out what happens to that character for quite a while. This was both the best and the worst. The best because it kept you hooked, desperate to know more. Worst because I had several days where I was up long past my bedtime reading it.

I loved The One from start to finish. It was completely unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and I highly recommend it!

Thanks for checking out my stop on this blog tour, be sure to check out the others for more reviews and other exciting posts!

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