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.
©2011 Paul Pilkington (P)2014 Paul Pilkington
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
My 4 star rating of The One You Love is a bit generous, but the trilogy has promise. It was very late in the novel that I first guessed the identity of the bad guy. This is worthwhile suspense novel.
Not a great story. No suspense. Free on kindle and I know why. Would not recmmend
This book just wasn't written as well as the last few books I've read/listened to. The character development wasn't strong nor were the characters very relatable.
none if the characters seem invested in their own fates. the cops seem to do all investigation by random guessing. for instance instead of checking a phone log to see if a guy had gotten a threatening phone call, they simply assume it is a bad dream.
the dialogue is totally unbelievable.
This was a hard book to listen to. The story took to many turns and lost me several times. The main character was not sympathetic but pathetic. The voice over work was awful. The voice changes were irritating. It took forever to get to the point and once that happened it just ended to abruptly. I was not impressed with the story or the voice over.
I can't really say I enjoyed this book. It was so slow and went on and on. I am so glad its over.
I don't really even know how to review this book. It wasn't a romance mystery at all. It was just a mystery and a bad one at that. The story line and plot just dragged. It was like the author was desperately trying to make this such a mystery with twists and secrets that it became just boring and annoying. You just wanted it to end, and when it did, it was THE END, very abrupt. Like the author wants you to get the next book to find out all the things that happened to Dan. Well, I don't care. So no thanks.
There is lots of dialogue throughout the entire book, actually it was mostly dialogue. I love lots of dialogue. However, the conversations were written in a choppy, in-circles type of way that was just annoying. The author was trying so hard at not wanting you to figure anything out, that the entire story suffered.
I cannot recommend this book.
I can recommend the narrator. I really enjoy Fiona Hardingham. She does have a british accent. And at times it is thick depending on the character. Her cockney accent is very good. Some people complain about her accent but I like it. She does a good job with the mens voices and she has a very nice reading voice. The narrator is the only reason I finished this book.
I got this on amazon for free and the whispersync for 1.99. Glad I didn't spend any more than that on this poorly written book.
I mean I finished it but it's a bit meandering. The first bit especially. They really drag out several secrets but not in a fun way. More a "Oooo there's a secret you don't know!" way. And the answer was pretty obvious early on if you're a fan of the genre. To its credit I haven't decided if I'll finish the trilogy. To its detriment I haven't decided if I'll finish the trilogy.
Impression after first finishing it? Listen to Sherlock Holmes instead.
I was overall disappointed with this book and audio reading. The narrator gave the main character a breathy, almost whiny voice that made it very hard to empathize and want to listen to her.
Also, I understand this was a mystery novel but they hint at some looming mysterious happening throughout the WHOLE book without actually cluing you in beforehand. I feel like a good writer just assumes the mystery is there without having dialogue between the characters addressing that very mystery.
The dialogue was full of cliches and idioms. I could almost say the next line without having to hear it.
I finished the book because I was too invested not to, but will not be finishing the series.
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