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The One You Love (Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Pilkington
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,472 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

The One You Love is a fast-paced suspense mystery, full of twists and turns, following in the tradition of writers such as Nicci French and Sophie Hannah.

Since July 2011 it has been downloaded over one million times, has spent a full month at number 1 in the UK Kindle free download chart (July-August 2011), and reached the top of the US Kindle free download chart.

This edition (July 2012) has been professionally copy-edited. Those readers who purchased the previous edition can receive the update by contacting Kindle Support.

OUT NOW ON KINDLE: The One You Fear (sequel to The One You Love).

Paul's other suspense mystery, Someone to Save You, is also available on Kindle. Praise for Someone to Save You:

"An excellent read which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to all lovers of thrillers." (four stars, Amazon.co.uk)

"...fast-paced and intricately plotted...the lead character Sam Becker is a likable, convincing protagonist." (five stars, Amazon.co.uk)

"I loved this one! A super novel which kept me up at night! Did not want to put it down until I'd read the next chapter, so much sleep lost!" (five stars, Amazon.co.uk)

"Seriously, my co-workers were laughing at me as I came back from a break this morning because I was still staring at my phone (with Kindle app) as I walked down the hall back to my desk. I just could not stop reading. Very suspenseful, so much so, that I'm sorry I've finished it." (five stars, Amazon.com)

Find out more about Paul's writing:

Like him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paulpilkingtonauthor
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulpilkington


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About the Author

Paul Pilkington has had material broadcast on BBC radio and ITV television, and was long listed for the 2004 London Book Fair Lit Idol competition. In 2004, Paul was inspired to write his first suspense mystery, The One You Love, through his love of emotional mystery thrillers, such as those by Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay, Nicci French and Thomas H Cook. His aim is to create fast-paced, twisting and turning fiction that stirs the emotions. His latest mystery suspense thriller, Someone to Save You, was released in 2011. The One You Fear (sequel to The One You Love), will be published in December 2012. Find out more about Paul's writing: Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulpilkington Like him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paulpilkingtonauthor Visit his website: www.paulpilkington.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478295856
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YDSL9Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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486 of 510 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars just okay July 16, 2011
By shira46
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is very readable because it was well written but I wasn't crazy about it. It's a long, slow moving psychological thriller. This could be a matter of taste, so I'm talking to readers like me who prefer faster paced action. This one just keeps going on and on about mysterious characters and oblique references to dark secrets in the past. There were many times when I was saying, "get on with it and make something happen."

I didn't find any of the characters appealing, especially the main character, Emma. She comes across as weak and insipid and does really stupid things, like going alone into a dark basement with a smell of decomposition, or turning down the acting role of a lifetime because the casting director won't tell her who referred her to him. The author may have been trying to show her reaction to the stress she was under but I just found it annoying.

Kept reading waiting for what I was sure was going to be a sucker punch ending, and I didn't figure out who did it beforehand, but by the end I just didn't care.
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424 of 489 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please learn English August 2, 2011
By Maeve
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Are most of these Kindle freebies self-published dreck? This was god-awful rubbish. The author doesn't know the difference between the words "exasperate" and "exacerbate" and kept using the latter in contexts that might have been humorous if I had not been so utterly disgusted with this waste of time. ("She was so exacerbated with the situation...") There is an occasional well-written gem in the freebie pile, but this isn't one of them.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
By Reiser
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is not the worst book I've read, but really, pretty bad. I am surprised I didn't put it down and just give up. Perhaps I wanted a confirmation of who I guessed the culprit was, but really, it dragged on and on with a mish mosh of conversations questioning what happened to dear old Dan.

Don't waste your time if you can help it. I downloaded it because it was free. I have had some luck with freebies before. No such luck here.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars time i can't get back March 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started this several weeks ago but couldn't seem to get involved. I started from the beginning today, read 20% and deleted it entirely. No character development at that stage of the game is not worth my time. I need to know my characters well enough to either like or dislike them. I scarcely knew their ages much less what they were all about. Two hours of my life I can't get back!
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170 of 201 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You Get What You Pay For October 12, 2011
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I paid zero for this book. That is what it is worth. Poorly defined characters, poorly constructed plot and atrocious grammar sprinkled throughout the entire book. A waste of time and energy holding up the Kindle.
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150 of 178 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tasty Treat January 12, 2012
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A simple enough recipe- take one disappearing fiancé, one reappearing ex-boyfriend, one resurfacing celebrity stalker, one brother with a troubled heart, one father who previously disappointed his children and a best friend who is too good to be true. Mix together, toss lightly, and enjoy.

Just when you think you know where this story is going the author skillfully throws a sneaky curve and slams you sideways. This is a true roller coaster ride complete with swift twists and jerking turns. For those who enjoy who dunnit mysteries, this one is served with meat. Well done. May I have another?
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so much February 6, 2012
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Poorly written. Hard to get past the lack of proofreading and editing. The story felt forced and choppy and the characters were poorly developed.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Complete Waste of Time August 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Is it possible to rate a book as less than one? Even free, this thing was overpriced! Insipid characters, no scene separation, and a convoluted plot with no real excitement. I would think it was written for teenagers but that would be an insult to teenagers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The one you love
Dragged on and on. Repeated too much and certainly DoD not like the ending.do not think I would recommend book.
Published 8 hours ago by Quinnie Hubbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Review The One You Love
It kept you going until the last few pages as to who was responsible for all the twists and turns.
Published 9 hours ago by Jean Whitmore
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
Enjoyed the book a lot. I especially liked how it kept you in suspense for the first couple of chapters making you want to read more to find out who the mystery man was.
Published 11 hours ago by Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you guessing
the book is hard to put down suspenseful and inviting. a real true to life encounter keeps you interested till the end.
Published 1 day ago by BusyMom
3.0 out of 5 stars OK book
This is an ok book, didn't really grab me. I had read another book by Paul Pilkington and it was very good so I wanted to read another, but this one was not near as good. Read more
Published 1 day ago by wt
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of mystery and suspence!
I chose this rating because I really liked the book. I read it in about 2 days - actually couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Vickie Kline
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like
maybe because I don't like bloody scenarios, I watch very closely what I read, and always hope for some story even a suspense story that will interest me, this was not the case.
Published 1 day ago by Loren de Mendez
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
Loved all the twists and turns! A good read! I have already suggested to some of my friends that they should read it.
Published 1 day ago by Susan Nair
1.0 out of 5 stars Zero character development
The story started out well enough but half way through I just wish it would get on already! You could not care about the characters because you didn't know anything about them! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kelley kregle
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the characters
A little slow to start, but once it got rolling you climbed on board for a fun ride. Can't wait to get the rest of the series.
Published 1 day ago by B. Robertson
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***NOW AVAILABLE***

THE ONE YOU TRUST - The thrilling conclusion to the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy.

THE ONE: THE COMPLETE EMMA HOLDEN SUSPENSE MYSTERY TRILOGY. All three books in a single volume at a special low price.

Paul Pilkington is from England. He is the author of the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy, which has topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The first novel in the trilogy, The One You Love, has been downloaded over three million times, and has spent over two and a half years in the UK and US Kindle top 100 free chart, reaching number one in both countries. The bestselling second book in the series, The One You Fear, has been named as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013 (Editors' choice in the UK Kindle Store). The final instalment, The One You Trust, was released in December 2013.

In the UK during 2014, the Emma Holden trilogy will be published in ebook and paperback by Hodder and Stoughton (Hachette), beginning in February with the release of The One You Love.

With his trademark twists, turns, and cliff-hangers, Paul is also the author of standalone suspense mystery Someone to Save You, which is also a worldwide bestseller.


Find out more about Paul's writing:

Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulpilkington

Like him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paulpilkingtonauthor

Visit his website: www.paulpilkington.com

Join his New Book Release Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/Rp7zH

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