The One

The One

A Novel

Book - 2018
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How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner, the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking and deadlier than others...
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, 2018, c2017
ISBN: 9781335998859
Branch Call Number: MAR
Characteristics: 412 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 29, 2020

Fantastic audiobook!!

Jul 18, 2020

I really enjoyed this book. It took a unique approach to exploring the concept of whether everyone has that one person who is fated to be their soulmate. Each relationship explored was vastly different than the last, and each one had its own unique twist. I couldn't put it down!

Mar 14, 2020

I really enjoyed this book. Very thought provoking and explored a lot of different options. I kept wanting to skip through to find out what happened with my favourite story lines!

Jan 28, 2020

“One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.”

This book was totally addictive! I found myself completely intrigued and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next to each of the people who had submitted their DNA! There was a bit of a large cast of characters but I never got confused, and the storylines didn't come together at the end, as so often happens. I loved how clever The One was.

As I read, I found myself wondering why some people ARE instantly attracted to each other, sometimes it's one-sided, and sometimes there is no attraction at all. Wouldn't life be easier if the one actually existed, just waiting to be found?? Imagine my surprise when I Googled "matching people by their DNA" and found it currently exists, although they don't match a person to his or her one perfect match.

I loved this book and it gave me a lot to think about!!

Jan 04, 2020

This book is absolutely fantastic. It feels like you're reading your new favorite episode of Black Mirror. The One might very well be one of my favorite books of all time. A quick read because you won't put it down. Delightfully unpredictable.

Content warning: some violence against women.

Oct 17, 2019

The book is gives you so much suspense of each of the character's perspective. I could not put the book down and wanted to know more and more of what happens next.
I loved each character in the book. Highly recommend it.

Apr 10, 2019

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

Definitely entertaining.

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

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....

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

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