Monday, March 05, 2018

What is John Marrs reading?

Featured at Writers Read: John Marrs, author of The One.

His entry begins:
I like to think there is no one particular genre of book that I’m attracted to. That said, romance and paranormal aren’t high up on my checklist. But in the last few months, my choices have been more towards the dramatic. The Circle by Dave Eggers is the book I wish I could have written; Before The Fall by Noah Hawley had me guessing the whole way through and Lies by T M Logan was a completely unpredictable psychological thriller. This time around, I wanted something both light and dark in one novel. Through an online book club, I’d read about Sweet Pea, which has been pitched as American Psycho meets Bridget Jones. And that’s...[read on]
About The One, from the publisher:
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.
Learn more about The One, visit John Marrs's website, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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--Marshal Zeringue