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John Marrs is the author of #1 Best Sellers The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Her Last Move, The Passengers, The Minders and What Lies Between Us.
The One has been translated into 30 different languages and is to be turned into an eight-part Netflix series starting in autumn 2020.
After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time writer.
Follow him on Twitter @johnmarrs1 Facebook: @johnmarrsauthor Instagram: @johnmarrs.author website: johnmarrsauthor.co.uk

John Marrs is the author of books: The One, The Wronged Sons, The Good Samaritan, What Lies Between Us, The Passengers, Her Last Move, Welcome To Wherever You Are, The Minders, Les passagers -Extrait offert-, phantastisch! Ausgabe 77 (1/2020)

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01
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…

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.
02
What would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air?

Catherine’s cosy life as a housewife and mum-of-three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without explanation. She is convinced he hasn’t left by choice as confusion and spiraling debts threaten to tear her family apart.

Meanwhile Simon has begun a carefree new life travelling the world. And he’s determined not to disclose his past to all he meets, even if it means resorting to extreme and violent measures.

But why did he leave? Catherine only gets her answer 25 years later when Simon suddenly reappears on her doorstep.

During their furious final confrontation, they discover the secrets, lies and misunderstandings that tore them apart, then brought them face-to-face one last time.
03
She’s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.

Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.

But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?

The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…

Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
04
Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.

They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the past.

Every other night, Maggie and Nina have dinner together. When they are finished, Nina helps Maggie back to her room in the attic, and into the heavy chain that keeps her there. Because Maggie has done things to Nina that can’t ever be forgiven, and now she is paying the price.

But there are many things about the past that Nina doesn’t know, and Maggie is going to keep it that way—even if it kills her.

Because in this house, the truth is more dangerous than lies.
05
Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?
06
She’s chasing a killer. He’s watching her every move.

He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.

Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career—and she knows that it will make or break her. But she can’t catch the culprit alone. Together with facial recognition expert Joe Russell, she strives to get a lead on the elusive murderer, who is always one step ahead of them.

Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?
07
How far would you run to escape your past?

For eight strangers in a Los Angeles backpacking hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough.

The craving for a new identity and the chance to start again is something they have in common. But the search for a fresh start isn't as easy as they'd imagined.

And they soon discover that it doesn't matter where you are or who you are - if you can't lay the past to rest, coincidence, fate and deception have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it.
08
Everyone has secrets. They know yours...

In the 21st century information is king. But computers can be hacked, files can be broken into. So a unique government initiative has been borne. Five ordinary people have been selected to become the latest weapon in thwarting cyber terrorism. A revolutionary medical procedure has turned them into the ultimate secret keepers - the country's most secretive information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.

Together, the five know every secret – the truth behind every Government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. Only somebody has discovered who the secret keepers are. And one by one, they are being hunted down...

'One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his book' – SIMON KERNICK
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Cover - Dirk Berger
Interviews
Christian Endres: SETH FRIED:
»Es frustriert mich, wenn Leute die Wichtigkeit von Büchern
daran festmachen, ob sie dick sind.«
Christian Endres; ANDREAS HARTUNG:
»Du musst versuchen, eine Verstörung aufzubauen.«
Christian Endres: JOHN MARRS:
»Ich glaube an Anziehung auf den ersten Blick.«
Bücher, Autoren & mehr
CARSTEN KUHR: Steampunk in Deutschland – Eine ewige Trauergeschichte
BJÖRN BISCHOFF: Flucht in die leuchtende Dunkelheit
SONJA STÖHR: Rückkehr nach Gilead
HORST ILLMER: 2 +/x 2 = 1984
SONJA STÖHR: Phantastisches Lesefutter für jedes Alter –
Neue Kinder- und Jugendbücher
CHRISTIAN HOFFMANN: Blood ist ein Streuner
HORST ILLMER: Ein »Dreifach Hoch« auf den Fledermaus-Mann!
CHRISTIAN ENDRES: Leslie S. Klinger – König der Herausgeber und Kommentierer
MATTHIAS HOFMANN: Streifzüge durch die Welt der literarischen Science Fiction
Folge 5 – Hier sangen früher Männer
Phantastische Nachrichten zusammengestellt von Horst Illmer
Rezensionen
Scott Thomas »Kill Creek«
Philip K. Dick »Ach, als Blobbel hat man‘s schwer«
Stuart Turton »Die sieben Tode der Evelyn Hardcastle«
Thomas Thiemeyer »Wicca – Tödlicher Kult«
René Moreau / Michael Vogt (Herausgeber) »COZMIC« Vol. 1
Stephen King »Das Institut«
Nils Wiesner »Das Gralprogramm«
Timur Vermes »Die Hungrigen und die Satten«
Caroline Hofstätter »Das Ewigkeitsprojekt«
Comic & Film
OLAF BRILL: Serienfieber
JÖRG PETERSEN: LUC ORIENT – Die Rückkehr eines Comic-Klassikers
OLAF BRILL & MICHAEL VOGT: Ein seltsamer Tag – Teil 37
THORSTEN HANISCH: Im Avocado-Dschungel ist der Teufel los
Future Life
KLAUDIA SEIBEL: Energie – It’s a Kind of Magic
Story
MARINA J. LOSTETTER: Comet Man