IF YOU SEE HER continues the story started by Shiloh Walker
in If You Hear Her. The second book in the trilogy
brings to the forefront Hope Carson and Remy Jennings. Hope
came to Ash, Kentucky at the request of her best friend Law
Reilly. After escaping an abusive husband, Hope finds it
hard to feel safe anywhere though she's feeling OK working
as Law's assistant and living in his home. Any safety she
may have experienced is destroyed when an intruder enters
their home, kills a man, and attacks Law and Hope. He stages
the scene to look like Hope injured the men then attempted
suicide. At the start of the book, Hope is lying in a
hospital room expecting to be arrested any minute and
worrying about Law.
It's up to District Attorney Remy Jennings to work with the
police to build a case against the person responsible for
the attack. Though the evidence points to Hope, Remy has
his doubts. He hopes it's not just because of the instant
attraction he felt towards her the first time he saw her in
town. In Hope, he sees a beautiful, frightened, and wounded
woman. Remy is infinitely patient as he tries to uncover the
truth and get past skittish Hope's barricades to explore the
attraction between them.
This wonderfully suspenseful trilogy is structured more as a
three part book than three stand-alone but related stories.
I would highly recommend reading the first book before
picking up the second book. There are continuing plots that
weave through both books with little set-up at the start of
the second book. That said, IF YOU SEE HER is romantic
suspense at its best. The danger is palpable, the
characters are complex, and the romance makes your heart
flutter. Several sup-plots add a richness and depth to the
supporting characters. Remy and Hope are a captivating pair
with personal struggles that make their budding relationship
compelling. I can't wait for the third book, If You Know
Her, due out at the end of February.
Hope Carson may not look like a survivor, but she has
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
officialsâ€”and she certainly doesnâ€™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, sheâ€™d bolt like a frightened
rabbit. But how can he deny a burning desire that threatens
to consume him? As Hopeâ€™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 armsâ€”before itâ€™s