The following is the transcript from my Sunday Girl radio show Book of the Week feature (Every Sunday 10am-12 on Siren FM 107.3)
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THE ONE by John Marrs
I belong to a really good Book Group on Facebook, I don’t
really bother with groups, all that much, as I find them too time-consuming but
there are a couple that I really do like and this particular one feeds my long-term,
bookworm habit rather nicely.
It is a great combination of both Authors, Reviewers and enthusiastic readers and, in fact it is a bit too tempting as I just want to read them all but there are, unfortunately, only so many hours in the day and, as lovely as it would be, you just can’t sit on your bum, curled up with a good book, all day – sounds good though, doesn’t it?! I’m an only child – books were my best friends from a very early age.
I chose this particular book of the week as it seemed to be going down really well with members of this book group and I ended up being intrigued as to what it was all about. I am really lucky to be able to get some advance copies of books so downloaded this one, and I am really pleased that I did, as I really enjoyed it and could quite easily have read it cover to cover in one sitting – I did have a couple of rather late nights
of – oooh... just one more chapter...it seemed to be glued to my fingers!
Did you watch Humans, on Channel 4? If you did you may have been like me and found the moral, social and ethical questions that it raised, to be just as intriguing as the actual storyline.
The One, by John Marrs, elicited the same reaction in me. It was a book that was far more than just its entertaining storyline.
There are plenty of online dating sites now, to cater for all types of people but what if there was just one website which could help you to find the one person who was your genetic-match. Nothing to do with location, colour, appearance, or even sexual orientation, in some cases, but the one person that would be your perfect partner.
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 are 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...
A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Would you want this opportunity to be available or would you be happy to just take your chance with fate? Hmmm – I think that I would be curious but not too sure that I would be brave enough!
John Marrs, showcases several people, all with very different lives and needs, who have taken the test and explores a few variables that may complicate things. I can’t say too much without giving it away but I found it to be a brilliant read and definitely one that is suitable for any gender to read. With short, snappy chapters, this is a well-paced psychological thriller with some surprising elements that will keep you hanging on right until the end.
The One by John Marrs is Released, in paperback form on the 4th of May 2017 but is already available to download as an e-book from Amazon.
(Please note, it has been previously published under the name of A Thousand Small Explosions.)
John Marrs is a London-based, freelance journalist who has spent the past couple of decades interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for many well-known newspapers and magazines.
His debut novel The Wronged Sons, was released in 2013 and in May 2015, he released his second book, Welcome To Wherever You Are.
I can very highly recommend The One, by John Marrs – I
thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want a bit of thought-provoking escapism, in an
easy to read, proficient, writing style – go and grab it now – or pre-order it!
You can find John at: Twitter: @johnmarrs1 facebook.com/johnmarrsauthor as well as his page on Amazon
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