The One

The One

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781335005106
1335005102
Characteristics: 412 pages ; 24 cm

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katemarciniak1
Apr 10, 2019

This book is CRAZY. So many twists and turns. Truly shocking. Couldn't have predicted the ending.....

Definitely entertaining.

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Adw555
Dec 28, 2018

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Truly entertaining...

What if there were a gene, a part of your DNA, that when tested, would ensure you could find your soulmate? Would you go for it? Or would you still prefer to find the person you were meant to be with the old fashioned way? The One follows 5 separate people on their journey with their newly found Matched person….and it doesn’t all end in happily ever after.

Mandy, Jade, Nick, Christopher and Ellie have all discovered their “soulmate” through the website Match Your DNA. But as you can imagine many obstacles get in the way of true happiness...

Pros: Incredibly clever premise, and just the right amount of characters to keep it interesting.

Cons: Actually I liked it quite a lot...but I definitely wouldn’t call it a thriller...more of a thought provoking drama.

Great read...but adjust your expectations so you aren’t disappointed if you are expecting a thriller.

4 stars

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SF_READER
Jun 06, 2018

Found this book a fast paced read.

Movie is about 5 characters who take a DNA matching test.

They are matched with their soulmates only to find out that....

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Tdruid
Jun 04, 2018

Really excellent book about several people whose lives get thoroughly thrown into chaos by seeking their soul-mate through this match-making service. Nothing turns out the way anyone was expecting. Highly recommended.

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Jun 06, 2018

SF_READER thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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