Series: Ash Trilogy

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #1
Published by Random House LLC on 2011-10-25
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

A CRY IN THE WOODS The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood—she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard—and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration.Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman’s screams, his instincts tell him that Lena’s life is also at risk—and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.From the Paperback edition.

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Lena Riddle is a blind chef living in Ash, Kentucky. She prides herself on her ability to be a fully functional blind woman. When she awakes to screams in the middle of the night she is determined to find the victim. Unfortunately, the local police aren’t taking much of an interest in her screaming woman.

Detective Ezra King has come to Ash to recuperate and figure out what is next for him. He never anticipated falling for a beautiful woman or becoming involved in a mystery. Ezra isn’t quite ready for anything serious but Lena makes him wonder what forever could feel like. 

Things are getting spooky in Ash. Danger lurks around the corner but the citizens of this sleepy small town are none the wiser. One of their own could be a vicious killer. As Ezra and Lena attempt to find a life together their lives in Ash seem to be unraveling. Can they find everlasting love and a killer before it’s too late?

If You Hear Her is a phenomenal and thrilling romance! Shiloh Walker has struck gold with her Ash series! I was engrossed from the first gripping pages of If You Hear Her to the last pulse-pounding moments! Lena Riddle is my kind of character. She is a super strong, independent and enchanting woman. She is the kind of character that you root for! Ezra is super-hot and has that alpha male thing down pat. Lena and Ezra have just waltzed onto my favorite couples list! When these two are together the pages shine. Ms. Walker has outdone herself with character building here. Lena and Ezra as well as the other residents of Ash are the kind of people that you hope are really out there: strong, stubborn and willing to fight for what is right. 

Okay so I could gush forever about how much I love this couple and their friends but I don’t want to leave out how fantastic the mystery is. If You Hear Her packs a punch in the suspense department. I was constantly trying to figure out who is horrid murderer is. I just love it when a book makes me second guess myself over and over again. I’m not usually a fan of getting the killers perspective in books but Ms. Walker had me perfectly on edge with her snippets of the killers creepy psyche. 

If You Hear Her is a must read and I’m Joyfully Recommending it!!

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You Know Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #3
Published by Ballantine Books, Random House LLC on 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Pages: 390
Reviewed by Miranda

A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW   Nia Hollister doesn’t scare easily. She’s returned to Ash, Kentucky, with a vengeance—and with a mission: find the killer who brutally ended her cousin’s life. What she didn’t count on was trembling with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it’s him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when her sister’s killer still roams free? She may think she’s a bad ass, but she should not have come back tohistown. He is watching her—as she slips into Law Reilly’s house, as she storms into the sheriff’s office. These men won’t be able to protect her when her time comes. Timing is everything, though he can’t wait forever. She’s nosing around the woods, looking for his hiding place. Yes, he is watching her . . . through the window . . . in her bed . . .   If she’s not scared, she should be . . . because he is very good at what he does.

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Nia Hollister cannot get over the death of her cousin. She should be able to put this to rest since they found the person responsible for the ghastly murder but that’s the problem. Nia doesn’t believe that the killer has been found. Nia believes he’s still out there stalking women and she’s determined to find out the truth.

The last time Law Reilly saw Nia Hollister she had a gun pointed at him. As strange as it sounds he hasn’t been able to forget the woman and not for the reason you think. Law is undeniably drawn to Nia. Once she comes back to town to find the truth surrounding her cousin’s death, Law cannot stay away. He must test this attraction between the two of them, and if helping her cause gets him access to her then he’s more than willing.

It doesn’t take long for the citizens of Ash, Kentucky to realize that things are not as they seem. A murderer has been lurking in their midst for a while and it’s up to Nia, Law and the new sheriff to follow the clues. 

It’s a dangerous time to be in Ash. Not everyone will come out alive in this the final installment of Shiloh Walker’s remarkable Ash Trilogy. As the wickedly suspenseful If You Know Her starts begin praying that your favorite characters survive this sadistic killer because things are about to become dire in Ash. 

Nia and Law’s passion leave scorch marks on the pages of If You Know Her. I’m totally in love with these two. I love their adventure together and I also enjoyed the interaction between Nia and Law’s best friend, Hope. I love Nia’s relentless pursuit of justice for her cousin and Law’s belief in her. It’s no secret that I have become enamored with the couples that reside in the Ash Trilogy but I cannot get enough of this gripping and sometimes grotesque plot line. Ms. Walker gives the reader a very intimate look at a brutal killer. This is something that I usually do not care for, but Ms. Walker manages to compel my attention thoroughly even through the hard to read spots. 

I definitely recommend that you read the first two books in this trilogy before If You Know Her. What makes this series so much more phenomenal is the way that one book ends and the next immediately picks the story up. It’s important to read the previous books not only because you get to know the sensational couples but your suspect pool grows as well. It’s hard to believe a killer lies within this sleepy little town. Weeding through the possible suspects makes this adventure grand. I must say that I was not disappointed in how this story finished! Ms. Walker ends her electrifying Ash Trilogy with a hell of a bang!

If You Know Her amps up the intrigue and romance taking the reader an unforgettable enthralling journey they won’t soon forget.

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh WalkerIf You See Her by Shiloh Walker
Series: Ash Trilogy #2
Published by Ballantine Books, Random House LLC on 2012-01-31
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

A FACE IN THE MIRROR Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has escaped an abusive ex-husband and recovered from a vicious assault. Now she endures the painful memories and suspicious rumors surrounding her involvement in the attack. Her ex is a cop, so the last people she trusts are law enforcement officials—and she certainly doesn’t trust how the local DA makes her feel inside.Remy Jennings should know better. He has no business falling for a woman who he suspects may have a deeply troubled mind. And even if he did make a move, she’d bolt like a frightened rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens to consume him? As Hope’s past catches up with her in the worst way, Remy is determined to break through her defenses, earn her trust, and keep her safe in his arms—before it’s too late.From the Paperback edition.

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Hope Carson’s been running from her abusive ex-husband for two years. When she finally decides to lean on an old friend and settle in Ash, Kentucky things begin to look up and then they spiral downward. After Hope and her friend are viciously attacked by a murderer she becomes the prime suspect. The locals begin to refer to her as a crazy killer. Hope is tired of cowering from others and running from her problems. It’s about time to take a stand and she’s doing it in Ash. Now, if she could only get her mind off the sexy D.A. 

It is Remy Jennings job to put away killers but there is nothing about Hope Carson that screams murderer to him. In fact, that’s the last thought that pops into his mind when he thinks of the beautiful and vulnerable Hope. While the locals are insisting on her arrest, Remy is making his move. He knows she is innocent and he’s determined to protect her. 

Hope’s aversion to law enforcement is not helping Remy get his foot in the door but he didn’t get where he is today by giving up easily. As Hope and Remy try to start something new her past comes back to haunt her but that’s not the only thing dark happening in Ash. A killer lurks in the shadows stalking Hope. The tension in Ash rises to new extremes. It looks as if not everyone will survive the killer’s grip this time. Will Hope and Remy come out of this together or be torn apart forever?

I emphatically recommend that the Ash series be read in order! If You See Her picks up right where If You Hear Her ended. If You See Her adds more depth to this sublime series! Hope comes off as a bit weak at first. Having survived a physically and mentally abusive husband, Hope is just now learning to think for herself. These are the things I like about Hope. Her past makes her a much stronger woman than she realizes and in If You See Her she finds the power within to stand up for herself and fight her own battles. I love the powerful connection between Remy and Hope. It’s only natural for this handsome and strong district attorney to try to swoop in and protect the damsel in distress, which he does really well, but then he has to respect her desire to become independent. This couple may have some bumps in the road but there is nothing wrong with the heat between them. 

I really love how Ms. Walker has written this series. If You Hear Her left the reader with a bit of a cliffhanger and If You See Her picks up the story from the last page and begins a new enticing love story, yet keeps the suspense plot line going from book one. Once again just when I thought I had it figured out I was fooled. I cannot wait to find out who is behind the disgusting murders and why they are doing it. I was super surprised and intrigued at how the killer evolved during If You See Her. 

I have totally fallen in love with the characters in this spectacular series and I love how I they are all prominently featured in each book. When I started reading If You See Her it felt like a coming home to the people and town that I adore. 

Get ready for spine-tingling suspense and sizzling romance as you inhale the pages of If You See Her!

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