If You Hear Her (The Ash Trilogy #1)
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 fr ...more
One of the best romantic suspense books I've read all year! If you're a fan of Karen Rose-type suspense (grisly, with diabolical, twisted villains) but you'd like a little more in the romance department--then this book is what you're looking for. Some really hot, steamy scenes between the hero ( a tall, dark, and sexy (and somewhat tortured) state cop named Ezra King on leave from his job) and the very independent heroine Lena Riddle (an auburn-haired chef at ...more
Something very, very bad was going on.
Lena Riddle might be blind but there is nothing wrong with her ears and when she hears a woman scream in the woods behind her house, she knows that the woman is in terrible danger. But because the police of Ash, the small town she lives in, can’t find any physical evidence, they dismiss it as part of her imagination. But Lena knows what she heard and she fears for what happened to the unknown woman.
Ezra King is on leave from the state police after a hor...more
Book 1 of 3 I knew it was going to end with me wanting more I knew it but still I wasn’t prepared for it!!
I am Lena fan, I am a Hope fan and all the rest are suspects. Hahahaha
I love the suspense part of all of this, its driving me mad getting all the character’s straight. I have a page filled with descriptions.
I like that Lena is such a strong character she might be scared but she isn’t willing to let it rule her life. And Hope is a survivor. I have mad love for her a ...more
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 3.75 stars (LOL)
Overall Rating 5 stars
This book grabbed me from the beginning and never let go, that is until the end because it just dropped me there and I was like WTF, hahahahahahaha. Well if that was a plot from Shiloh to get people to buy book 2, it sure will work because I REALLY need to know what's gonna happen, who the killer is and read the HEA that these characters deserve. I get the feeling now that book 2 mi ...more
BE WARNED!! This is one of those books that never end. Meaning there is no resolution to the plot it gets continued on into the next story.
I HATE CLIFFHANGERS!! I hate that authors feel they kinda have to "force" you to read the next book to find out who did it and why by not giving each book in the series a satisfyi ...more
Ezra the hero is a cop on leave. He is staying at his grandmothers house doing nothing. He isn't sure he wants to go back. Six months ago he was shot by his partner and lover and he has had nightmares ever since. He doesn't trust his judgement, he killed someone who was his best friend even if ...more
I think where it went wrong for me was the number of characters and POV's to keep track of - initially I kept going back to try and figure out if we had met a certain character before as they were introduced so nonchalant ...more
Why I Read this Book: I love romantic suspense and I am a fan of Shiloh Walker’s writing. ‘Nuff said.
What I Liked: It was very interesting, and eye-opening, to read from a character’s POV where that character is blind. Lena doesn’t let her handicap hinder her abilities in the slightest; it only makes for a unique vulnerability that forces her to do things differently. She has to completely rely on her other senses – specifically her acute sense of hearing to get aro ...more
Yet by the time I reached the end, I found myself unable to really care about ...more
The cast of characters in this book are so likeable. The author did a fabulous job of making us love the characters we should and hate the characters that are evil.
Ezra King meets Lena and they hit it off, but Ezra backs off until he sees Lena at the police station.
Law is a character in and of himself. I am so surprised that the small town has not figured out what he does and things he is an odd duck.
The introduction of Hope to ...more
Very suspenseful with a nice romance. I loved the story but I hate that the story continues on to the next book in the series so we ...more
First book in Shiloh Walker's “Ash” romantic suspense trilogy which is centered around the people who live in the small town of Ash, Kentucky and the strange things that begin happening in the town. This series really should be read in order as there is an overall story arc throughout the 3 books.
Ezra King moves to the small town of Ash, Kent ...more
This is the story of Lena and Ezra but there is an underlying suspense plot that will play out over all 3 novels of the trilogy and is only just coming into bloom by the end of this one.
It all takes place in a small town - Ash, Kentucky. It's totally character driven and I had a little trouble at first working out who they all were but they're so well written, they become to life off the pa ...more
If You Hear Her - this installment focused on Lena and Ezra; she's a blind chef at the local inn and he's a state cop on leave after getting shot by his dirty partner (don't worry, ...more
I felt no chemistry between the MC's, Lena and Ezra, the sex scenes also fizzled for me. Why did she like Ezra so much? I still couldn't tell you what he looked like, I just couldn't get my mind around him, visualize him. There was one part where he spent a full week coming over to her place while investigating the woods but we didn't get to see their time spent togeth ...more
As this was the first book in the series its a little slow going at first as we get to meet the characters. Actually the first character we get to meet is the killer and his victim. We do not get to find out who the killer is in this book. I dont even have a guess yet as to who the kil ...more
I swear, this felt like a version of Criminal Minds, without the cool profiler FBI team. I loved how it changed POV's, but I hated the killer's, it was just way too creepy.
PS: It's 2 AM here and I think I'll dream of creepy serial killers...
My other me.... J.C. Daniels
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anyt ...more
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“Lena.” He pressed a kiss to her temple. “I know what I need to know. I know that your laugh makes me want to smile, and I know that when you’re sad, it bothers me. I know I love to watch you, I know you blush when you realize I’ve been staring at you, even though it makes you smile, too.”
He combed a hand through her hair, angled her head, and brushed her mouth with his. “I may not know everything there is to know about you, Lena, but I do know I’d like to spend my life learning the things I don’t know.”
"Technically, I haven't seen him at all . . ." (Heroine is blind - LOL)”