The One by John Marrs, 2016
Mandy and her match Richard
Christopher, the serial killer, and Amy, the cop
Ellie and her match Tim
Sally and Nick, and Nick’s match Alex
Jade and her match Kevin
The Plot (from Goodreads):
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 are 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…
The One is one of those classically popular thrillers, and it certainly did not disappoint. Told in alternating POVs from each of the newly matched individuals, the novel reveals that finding your perfect match might not be so perfect after all. You might think from the blurb that this is a romance novel, but it definitely is not. The suspense is slow-burning, but the pages turn fast. I loved every storyline, and couldn’t wait to find out what happened to each character and what they all had to do with each other.