Review If You Know Her by Shiloh Walker
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 to his town. 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.
Ms. Walker writes a eerily fantastic scary great romantic suspense novels. Its freaky how perfectly she can write serial killers. I mean I had chills. Real chills reading If You Know Her. It was actually frightening. Her serial killer is so diabolical yet so normal, so out of this world but so next door, that when you finished the book, you wish this had been one of the ones that you read then go, I knew who it was the whole time, because it makes you feel like you can spot the crazy. There was no spotting the crazy here.
The murders were all from the previous book, this was all about Nia’s surety that the killer had struck again just outside of their town, and despite everyone wanting her to be wrong, she turned out to be right, oh so eerily right.
Now the romance between Law and Nia is explosive, its intellectual its insane its fantastic. They are on each other like white on rice even though its the last thing Nia wants, its two people who are wary of each other, attracted, sexually combustible, but wary of each other. I think if I had a gun pulled on me by someone I’d be a bit wary too, but they get past that quickly when its obvious that Nia came to solve a crime, not that Law is willing to say that the right man wasn’t caught and killed the first time, but the crime writer in him is at least willing to listen and research when Nia needs it. Their mutual wariness, their intelligence, their willingness to solve this crime and find out what really happened in the face of so much danger, its fantastic.
I don’t know what else to say about If You Know Her but if you like serial killer stories, either the Criminal Minds variety or the kind in a book, If you Know her is a fantastic example of fantastic realistic scary writing that just happens to have a superb romance?? This is your book.
Overall Rating: A-