IF YOU KNOW HER
Author: Shiloh Walker ISBN: 9780373862542 3/2012 SUSPENSE Publisher: BALLANTINE
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
The third and final installment of Walker's trilogy, IF YOU KNOW HER, is pretty out there. I admit I guessed the killer, but I never could have guessed the outcome. Believe me, the two are not mutually exclusive! For a slow starter, IF YOU KNOW HER seriously packs a punch at the end.
For me, the romance with Law Reilly plays second fiddle to the mystery. His heroine Nia, is such a tough chick, she is almost unlikable. She isn't tough in the sense that she is a warrior princess or urban butt-kicker; she is stupid tough, running headlong into situations she is completely unprepared for and arguing over things that are ludicrous. The fact that she leads the pack into realizing the killer isn't dead is kinda silly, too. It makes the police look completely incompetent, something I know Ezra King is not.
The way the ending plays out in the story is what saves it. It is creepy and unreal scary to know how close he was to everyone, and just what an unbelievable dual life he led.
Stories like IF YOU KNOW HER make the mind wander into dangerous territory, wondering if I really know anyone, and keep me up long after I have finished them.