Author: Shiloh Walker
Book Name: If You Hear Her
Series: Ash Trilogy
Rating: Really Good
Blurb: 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.
Review: Frustrated! Utterly, completely frustrated! This is a really good book but it didn’t resolve anything by the end except the romantic thread of the plot between the two main characters. I really dislike books that leave me hanging like that. I’m lucky that the library not only had the next two but that they were open to be checked out right away instead of me having to put them on hold.
There were a couple of things that kind of irritated me in this. Early on there were a couple of places where it didn’t seem as though the plot timeline was consistent. When something happened and it seemed that days had gone by, you were suddenly seeing that it was either the same day or the next day at the most which was a bit confusing.
The other somewhat annoying thing was the jumping from perspective to perspective. I get the purpose and it works in some cases, but it is confusing to have that perspective be from a whole new character that we haven’t either seen before or gotten it from their perspective before every other chapter or so. It messed with the rhythm of the story a bit.
Other than the lack of resolution and those little irritants, this was a really good book and I’m obviously stoked to read the rest of the series because I NEED to know how it ends.