IF YOU SEE HER
The second installment of the Ash trilogy maintains the taut thrill quotient while giving readers a beautiful romance at the same time. Walker reduces the number of killers by the end of part two, but the real evil is still completely shrouded. Readers will be clamoring for the finale.
When we last saw Hope Carson, she was being accused of a crime she did not commit and forcibly drugged to calm psychosis she didn’t have. No one believes her innocence except Remy Jennings, the DA who initially brought the charges against her. He is wildly attracted to Hope, but even so, the whole setup doesn’t smell right. Hope is staying with her friend Law after finally escaping an abusive marriage that almost destroyed her. She is determined not to let fear rule her again, but that proves difficult when someone is seen in the woods behind Law’s house with a gun, and Hope thinks the driver in the car that keeps following her looks a lot like her ex. Strangely, the one person who makes her feel safe — and even special — is Remy Jennings. (BALLANTINE, Feb., 400 pp., $7.99)