Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The One You Love by Paul Pilkington

The One You Love (original 2004; edition 2012)

by Paul Pilkington

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3171335,016 (3.07)1
Title:The One You Love
Authors:Paul Pilkington
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 298 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:(fiction) mystery, Kindle book

Work details

The One You Love by Paul Pilkington (Author) (2004)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
As an e-book success that made it to print, I really wanted to like this. How cool to be such a success online that the gatekeepers come to you? However, after a promising start, I soon found elements of the book grating on me: the characters who all seemed to share a common (bland) personality, the cringey banter between them, the plot facilitated by slapdash security/data protection at the hospital, over-description of body language and general telling not showing. As a story, though, it was well thought out: I didn't guess how it would end, and it built up from the start a hook to keep the reader interested. The writing style, if unspectacular, was clear and readable. But it's the first of a trilogy and if you don't mind I'll skip the rest. ( )
  jayne_charles | Sep 21, 2016 |
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Review will be added later.
  crisana | Jun 2, 2016 |
Emma’s fiancée Dan has disappeared and his brother Richard was knocked down into a coma. The police think Dan probably knocked down his brother and fled the scene but Emma is not sure of that and is searching for her fiancée herself. This was a quick and easy, even entertaining read if you don’t ask yourself too many questions about the work of the police. They don’t seem to progress anywhere on their own, you could even wonder what they add to the story. There are no leads to follow or anything. Maybe that was already one tiny flaw but the biggest one was in the ending, where I was left with many questions, the major one being WHY? ( )
  Ingstje | Jan 18, 2016 |
I had already read this book some time ago and had forgot about it so when I picked it up again my thoughts were that it wasn't very good and need not be re-read. However I did and I am pleased I did because the story is pretty good which followed the life of a young actress being stalked and whose fiance had disappeared leaving behind his battered brother. The plot and story meandered through quite a few different turnings but did reach an interesting and satisfactory conclusion. The writing however was somewhat stilted and a bit unrealistic especially as the prose used did not match the urgency of the storyline. I am however going to read the sequel! ( )
  imyknott | Dec 26, 2014 |
This was a free book, I think via Bookbub or Freebooksy.

I read 27% of the book before I tossed this in the DNF pile. It was like reading a young teen's first journey into writing a story. That is fine, for an English teacher or another teen to read, but when it is published as a book, when it is put out as part of a series that I am supposed to read and then purchase other parts of... no. No thank you.

Plot is all over the place with too many sub-plots that link to the main plot, somehow... I didn't feel like wading through the poorly written dialog and poor characterizations of the protagonist and secondary characters to figure it all out. Not to mention the tangents this author takes you on before you realize that the particular chapter you are reading took place in the past.

No thanks. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


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, turns and cliff-hangers that make it a hard to put down page-turner.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Days before their wedding, during their last separate nights of hard-partying singledom, Emma Holden's fiance has gone missing. Not only has Dan disappeared without a trace, his brother is found beaten and left for dead, and may not wake up from a coma. Without any evidence, suspicion for the attempted murder falls on Dan - but Emma refuses to believe his guilt. When crime scene photos get splashed across the pages of London tabloids, Emma knows that someone is following her. Watching her. It is an old, familiar feeling, though no less terrifying. A long-hidden family secret seems to unite Emma's troubled past with her dangerous present. As time runs out her trust in her family, her friends -- and Dan -- faces an ultimate test.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
13 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.07)
0.5 1
1 4
2 7
2.5 4
3 17
4 9
5 7

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,439,643 books! | Top bar: Always visible