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A unique and page-turning psychological thriller that begs the question - how far would you go to find THE ONE?

A no 1 amazon bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 book club

"Wonderful conceit, ridiculously entertaining ... an absolute pleasure" T. A Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew

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...

"Fantastic ... I can't remember the last time I was simultaneously this entertained and this disturbed. The One is a clever story with great pacing but it's the characters that make this a standout thriller." Hollie Overton, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy pick Baby Doll

"Gripping from the start and full of surprises, this kept us up long after lights out" Isabelle Broom, Heat

(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)

Reviews

Gripping from the start and full of surprises, this kept us up long after lights out

Isabelle Broom,, Heat

Really clever concept and some great characters and twists. It's a real joy to read something totally original, smart and thought provoking.

Peter James

wonderful concept, ridiculously entertaining ... an absolute pleasure, the malevolence and impishness of a young Roald Dahl

T. A Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew

fantastic ... I can't remember the last time I was simultaneously this entertained and this disturbed. The One is a clever story with great pacing but it's the characters that make this a standout thriller.

Hollie Overton,, Sunday Times bestselling author of Baby Doll

This will have you gripped

Womanâ??s Own

Brilliantly inventive thriller, The One is a must-read for anyone who’s ever braved the dating pool

Good Housekeeping

Engaging concept, craftily executed

Adrian J Walker,, bestselling author of The End of the World Running Club

Exciting, addictive, and enticing, The One is superbly plotted ... thrilling and intoxicating

Becca's Books

a compelling read ... intriguing ideas

SFX

This psychological thriller is a real page-turner

Fabulous (The Sun)

[An] exciting new psychological thriller with a dark twist

TV Life (Star on Sunday)

The One is a unique, unpredictable and fast-paced novel that’s in equal parts unsettling and exciting ... If you’re fed-up with the samey psychological thrillers that are churned out each month, The One will restore your faith in the genre.

Culturefly

A fascinating thriller … A furiously paced, compelling and hugely entertaining novel which comes recommended

Starburst

a high octane read that will satisfy a wide variety of crime fans ... a page turner – deliciously dark, thought-provoking and hugely enjoyable

Paul Burston

Really clever concept and some great characters and twists. It's a real joy to read something totally original, smart and thought-provoking.

Peter James

Hugely entertaining and hugely enjoyable. This is one to watch in 2017.

Claire Allan

This smart story (that has a serial killer thrown in) proves that even with science behind it, the course of true love never runs smooth

Sunday Mirror

Unlike any other psychological thriller … Like a lengthy episode of the dark TV series Black Mirror … so expertly written it gets you thinking that it could happen in real life

Peterborough Telegraph

The One is my kind of book, one that stimulates the mind while warming the heart ... Gorgeously written, and pulsing with heart

Louise Beech,, author of The Mountain in My Shoe

The One is one of a kind – and singularly good.

Barbara Copperthwaite

A fresh, compelling, psychological thriller that will keep you guessing!

Mandy Baggot

insanely brilliant

Gillian McAllister

pacy, thrilling and very original. The plot is fabulous

Askews Newsletter

A page-turning psychological thriller with a difference, this is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Irish Examiner

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781785035623

    November 13, 2017

    Del Rey

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781785036057

    May 15, 2017

    Del Rey

    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473551084

    January 26, 2017

    Ebury Digital

    416 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

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