“The One” by John Marrs

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” ― George R. R. Martin


Sun, sangria, and a suspenseful book & I am one happy gal! With temperatures soaring (like high 30s soaring), I’ve had plenty of time to lay by the pool and get lost in a good book. 

I had heard mixed reviews about this next one, but when I saw it on the shelves at Indigo for $15, I couldn’t refuse. 

So without further ado, lets jump right into book review #3…

Title: “The One” 

Author: John Marrs 

Price: $15.00 CAD (from Indigo) 

Genre: Thriller

Number of pages: 448

Started Reading: June 11th 

Finished Reading: June 27th

Goodreads score: 4.1/5

Synopsis: 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.                                                             


This book details the lives of 5 men & women (Mandy, Christopher, Jade, Nick & Ellie) from all over the world who signed up for the new dating site called “Matched”. Unlike the traditional dating sites like Tinder or Bumble, the site matches you based on your DNA…or so you think. Each chapter is written from the perspective of one of the 5 main characters, so remembering “who is who” proved to be a tad challenging at the beginning. After a handful of chapters, it was easier to follow & let me tell you, once the story line was underway, I COULD NOT put this book down!

For anyone who has ever dabbled in the world of online dating, this could quite possibly be a reality as you never really know who you’re talking to OR what their true intentions are. 

This book is a definite must read for any suspense lovers! 

Next up, “The Mother-In-Law” by Sally Hepworth. 

Thanks for stopping by & until next time, 


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