The One – John Marrs

Happy belated release!

Thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE ONE – John Marrs (out now!)

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

After reading THE GOOD SAMARITAN by John Marrs I was so ready to pick up his next release. THE ONE did not disappoint. This book deserves all of the hype it has gained and I would highly recommend picking up anything by John Marrs.

What if you could find your soulmate with a simple DNA test? Finding your perfect match that you were genetically made for is a simple mouth swab away. We follow five different characters that have been “matched” and they are about to find who they were made for. Mandy is seeking her match because she is the last of her siblings to be, Christopher is a psychopath and only got the test done out of curiosity, Jade found her match but they’re geographically undesirable, Nick is engaged and they want to make sure they are meant for each other, and then Ellie is a workaholic CEO who is tired of traditional dating.

The chapters are quick and alternate between the different characters. I’ve always loved this approach and it helps you get more invested in each character as the story progresses. Despite there being five main characters, Marrs does a fantastic job keeping everything straight for the readers. I didn’t find myself lost at all between the jumping perspectives.

Those that love the thriller and suspense genre need to pick this one up! However, there are great science fiction elements included that make this more unique. There are great twists and turns – he knows how to throw a curveball at you.

I highly recommend picking up THE GOOD SAMARITAN as well! You can see my full review for that one here.

–Jess

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