A CRY IN THE WOODS
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 from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman’s screams, his instincts tell him that Lena’s life is also at risk—and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her.
First of a projected romantic suspense trilogy, this hefty superheated exercise in uninhibited abandon alternates between a serial psycho-killer musing over his unlucky victims and a titillating fling between sexy blind chef Lena Riddle and sexier state cop Ezra King in smalltown Ash, Ky. Ezra, trying to recuperate from wounds to body and soul, is so attracted to Lena that he can't help plunging into an informal investigation of screams she hears outside her rural home in the middle of the night. This allows Walker to introduce a grisly psychotic murder and swell her narrative with complicated subplots involving an abused wife, an incognito mystery author, and Lena's ex-lover, the local prosecutor. Notwithstanding Walker's heavy reliance on an adolescent vocabulary and stale plotting, romance audiences will likely simmer breathlessly along with her steamy leading characters.
If you hear her
Great book but ending left you hanging did not know it was part of a trilogy. Now I have to buy 2 more books to find out what happens. Should have stated upfront it was a continuing story in 3 parts. But it is a good read. I really did not want to put it down. Only thing I felt was not necessary was the "F" word. It was used too much
Loved the trilogy! Heartwarming, suspenseful and just enough humor to make the characters real. It was fun watching the main characters fall in love.