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 is 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.

Full of twists, turns and cliff-hangers, The One You Love is the first novel in the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy. This fast-paced romantic suspense mystery 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 and spending one full month there in the UK (July-August 2011). In 2014 it reached number 1 in the official UK paperback “Heat seekers” Chart.

Outside North America the Emma Holden trilogy is published by the international publisher, Hodder and Stoughton (Hachette). The version here has been professionally copy edited and is identical to that published by Hachette in the UK and elsewhere. This addresses issues relating to grammar and spelling, as mentioned in early reviews. The novel uses British English spelling and grammar, so there are differences to US English (for example: favour, colour, grey, organise, rather than favor, color, gray, organize).

“It’s rare to find a thriller writer who can simultaneous propel us readers forward at a breakneck pace and yet engage our minds as we unravel puzzles brilliantly seeded through the story. Pilkington does just this. The One You Love will captivate and keep you up nights.” Jeffery Deaver, internationally bestselling author of the Lincoln Rhyme novels.


The One You Fear (Emma Holden trilogy book 2), named as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013 (Editors’ choice on UK Kindle Store). Newly expanded into a full length novel of 60,000 words.

The One You Trust (Emma Holden book 3). The gripping finale to the bestselling trilogy. A full length novel of 70,000 words.

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)

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