Paul Pilkington

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Known for his fast-paced thrillers and mysteries packed with suspense, twists, turns and cliffhangers, Paul Pilkington is a British writer from the north-west of England. He is the author of the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy, the first of which, The One You Love (2011), was number one in the Bookseller Fiction Heatseekers Chart. The second in the series, The One You Fear (2013), was named as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013 (UK Kindle Store Editor’s Choice). The final instalment, The One You Trust (2014), has helped the series to achieve over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. He is also the author of standalone mystery thriller Someone to Save You, which is a Kindle number-one bestseller in the UK and Australia. Paul's latest thriller, For Your Own Protection, was released in September 2017.

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THE ONE YOU TRUST

2014

UK: Coronet/Hodder

The thrilling final instalment of the chart topping Emma Holden trilogy. Following a sequence of horrifying events Emma Holden is now happily married, and hoping that the nightmare is finally over. However, she doesn't realise that the biggest danger is yet to come. Sinister accusations and shocking revelations sow mistrust, threatening to tear Emma and her friends apart. Soon, Emma must fight for her life as the shocking truth behind Dan's kidnap is revealed

THE ONE YOU FEAR

2014

UK: Coronet/Hodder

The second book in the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy.

Emma Holden and her friends are trying to move on from the horrific events surrounding Dan’s kidnap. But a shocking revelation drags them back into the nightmare and forces them to question everything they once believed to be true. More secrets will be revealed, more lies will be told, and more lives are under threat.

THE ONE YOU LOVE

2014

UK: Coronet/Hodder

The first book in the Emma Holden suspense mystery trilogy.

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.

Since July 2011, THE ONE YOU LOVE 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.

SOMEONE TO SAVE YOU

2015

Amazon

Fifteen years ago, Sam Becker’s sister was killed, a tragedy that haunts him to this day—particularly as his best friend, Marcus, was jailed for her murder.
Driving home from the bittersweet celebration of what would have been her thirtieth birthday, Sam is confronted with a terrifying scene, and has just moments to try to save four lives. In the aftermath of this chilling drama, he is hailed as a hero by the press—but to the investigating police, things do not add up. Sam finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of lies and organised crime that puts his own life in danger.
And to make matters worse, Marcus is out of prison, hoping for reconciliation and determined to clear his name. Sam is forced to confront his own dark past, but as the layers of deceit are peeled back, can he really trust anyone around him?