The One You Love

The One You Love

by Paul Pilkington

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Emma Holden's nightmare has just begun. Her fiancé vanishes, leaving the battered and bloodied body of his brother in their London apartment. Someone is stalking her, watching her every move. And her family are hiding a horrifying secret; a secret that threatens all those she loves. In a desperate race against time, Emma must uncover the truth if she ever wants to see her fiancé alive again.

A fast-paced suspense mystery, The One You Love has topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, and has been downloaded over three million times since being released in 2011. It is the first novel in the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy, which also includes bestsellers The One You Fear, and The One You Trust.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011344862
Publisher: Paul Pilkington
Publication date: 06/11/2011
Series: Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 134,118
File size: 450 KB

About the Author

I'm from the UK and have had material broadcast on BBC radio and ITV television, as well as being long listed for the 2004 London Book Fair Lit Idol competition. I am the author of the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy, The One You Love, The One You Fear, and The One You Trust. My aim is to create fast-paced, twisting and turning fiction that stirs the emotions. My standalone mystery, Someone to Save You, was released in early July 2011. You can contact me at:

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The One You Love 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
nichole84 More than 1 year ago
The book is 656 pages of mystery and although at times I was confused and annoyed I kept reading because I wanted to know what was happening. The entire time I was reading it, in my head I was trying to figure out "who done it" and the author did a good job of keeping (for a while at least) me confused. I would say this was a good book but the ending made me mad. Being that I love romance novels I wanted the ending to be different but this wasn't a romance so I didn't get the typical ending.
Shorty1949 More than 1 year ago
For those who love a mystery, you will really love this book. It kept me guessing from the beginning. Just as I think I have it figured out, the plot takes a twist and I am guessing again. The main charachters are people you can picture in your mind as you are reading. You will sympathize with Emma and everything she has gone through, and coming from a dysfunctional family myself makes it seem real. I will definitely read other books by Paul Pilkington again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this whole book in a day and a half. It was interesting. Throughout the whole book. I found myself trying to figure out the mystery when I wasn't even reading the book. I really want there to be a sequel. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shallow character developmment- Author tried to build suspence but this reader was more annoyed than intrigued. On a positive note, it ended well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing great end well written!
lk26 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone else...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The suspence kept me turning pages but the ending was extremely frustrating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read & kept me guessing BUT the ending was a huge disapointment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
756 pages. Almost 735 pages of nook book reading, for free! Wow, I could hardly wait. It had really nice reviews. I made a cup of tea, grabbed a few cookies, wrapped myself up in a blanket and put my feet up. A dog on my lap, rain on the roof, the house to myself and I started to read.....and I was so disappointed. I plugged away for 135 pages before I gave up. I choose another book. After I finished it, it was very good by the way. I tried this one again, I read another 278 pages. I like to finish what I start, so I cheated, I skipped ahead and read the last 15 pages, just so I could tell myself, I had stuck to a resolution I had made to myself as a teen. I am glad so many others enjoyed this book. I tried and tried, but I just plain did not care for it. It was mundane, inane and almost made me go insane with frustration. The ending was even bad. All I can say is give it a try, you may be one of the lucky people finding this a delightful read. AD AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago keep a soap opera enthusiast interested. I wasnt sure id like it not really romance genre as title hinted but it held its own. IMHO the characters lacked depth but too much insight into them wouldve spoiled the "whodoneit" factor. At first i was annoyed with the Brit terminology but it wasnt overly done i learned some new slang from across the pond. It was an easy read and nice break from my standard genre choices. I may pick up another of this authors books if not too $$$.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd figured out most of the story about halfway through but it wasn't a bad story and I'll probably read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many characters & possible suspects that it's hard to follow. I almost dumped this numerous times but I was so far into it I wanted to find out who the bad guy was. Lousy ending, sort of. Hooks you into buying the next book. With so many other free books out there, skip this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started out a little all over the place for me just due to characters views that weren't introduced until later in the book but their views given early in the book. But the ending made the book soooo worth it. The twists and figuring out who could have done it...great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't put it down, must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like mysteries then you will love this novel. There are many twists and turns that will lead you for wanting more. I cant wait to read the sequel to this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story held my attention to the end. On to book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever!
pamkaye More than 1 year ago
The action started from the very beginning with Emma's fiancé, Dan's disappearance: and the near death of Dan's brother, Richard. Every time I thought I knew who dunnit, the author threw in a twist to make me believe it was someone else. As other reviews have stated, character development was slow or non existent. It was not well written. Dialog was boring and slow. The grammar was horrific, for example: Will was sat on the apartment steps, or Emma was stood at the window. These are just a couple of numerous past tense in place of present tense errors. Overall I did enjoy reading the book. The story line was a good concept. And any suspense that I have to wait for the final pages before I'm sure who the culprit is, is a winner to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just too much jumping around from characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how good this book was always kept u guessing and was very interesting i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t put down this fast paced, well written book. Very enjoyable.
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by author Paul Pilkington. Emma was out with her best friend Lizzy and a few other ladies for her bachelorette party the weekend before her wedding. A few hours into the evening and Emma’s brother Will calls to find out where her fiancé Dan might be. Dan was supposed to meet the boys for his own last big night out but never arrived. Dan couldn’t be reached via the apartment building intercom or phone. The girls arrive and Emma realizes something is wrong. Music is being blasted from her apartment so loud they can hear it in the lobby. Dan is no where to be found but his brother Richard is found badly beaten and nearly dead. The police seem to think all the evidence points to Dan but Emma can’t believe he would ever hurt his brother. She sets out to find Dan and prove that he hadn’t been the one to attack his brother. The author does a great job of providing lots of possible suspects and each time I thought I had it figured out some one new would become a suspect. It had enough suspense to keep me reading right up to the end. The story does end with a bit of a cliffhanger but since it says it is book one in a trilogy not an issue for me. I struggle a little bit with reading since it is “British English” but not enough for it to be a turn off from the book. The author has interwoven the history of several characters in order to arrive at the conclusion of book one. I will be interested to see how he continues with the next book in the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard to follow