Each blog tour participant has asked Shiloh a question about the trilogy.
Catherine’s Question: In If You Hear Her the plot revolved around the mystery and serial killer. In If You See Her the serial killer was still at large, but the focus shifted to a new bad guy and watching Hope overcoming her past issues. Since the first book set up the serial killer arc to span the trilogy, I’m curious why there is a change in focus between the two books.
Shiloh’s Answer: Well, to answer that question in part…this is Hope’s book. Part of her story involves her dealing with her past, overcoming it…and finding herself. She wouldn’t have the chance to do that without the events playing out as they did. Which means she wouldn’t have had the chance to have her happy-ever-after; some of the focus had to shift.
Even though the killer is a huge part of the entire trilogy, he isn’t the driving force.
The six main characters are…he’s the monster in the background, yes, and he’s still there in If You See Her, but one thing he decided to do toward the end of book 1 was exercise a bit more caution. He’s trying to do that. Trying to cover his tracks, clean up the mess he made.
In the end, I can only go where the story takes me. I’m a pretty visual writer. Most often, I see the story coming to me in scenes, like a silent movie and all I do is write things down as it comes to me. Now, it’s my job to make it make sense once it’s on paper, but I can’t change the overall story after it’s set in my head…and that’s how it came to me. Trying to change it would have made the story suffer.
“Hold my hand, why don’t you? Go ahead, Beth. Cut, and I don’t think you should pay any attention to Hope—I think she needs to do this.”
Thank you, Lena, Hope thought.
Then, as the scissors started once more, she squeezed Lena’s hand again. Tighter, and tighter.
“I was thinking about trying something short for once, Joey…”
A hard, brutal fist, cutting through the air. The pain—the shock.
“I’m so sorry, baby. I…I just had a bad day…and you know how much I love your hair. It won’t happen again, I swear.”
But it did.
“Damn it, Hope, I’m sorry. But you know I expect dinner on the table when I get home. I didn’t mean for this happen, but you know how tired I am when I get home.”
“What do you mean, you want a divorce? You think anybody else is ever going to put up with you?”
“I think what you need is some medication for depression, baby. Nobody really believes all this crap you’re saying—you’re just bored…”
Tears were running down her face by the time it was done, and a thousand ugly memories flashed through her head.
And somehow, when it was done, she felt a hundred pounds lighter…no.
Curves & Qs Giveaway
Enter the Curves & Qs giveaway for a chance to win $50 Gift Certificate provided by Hips and Curves, or a book provided by Shiloh Walker.
The blog hop will take place at the following blogs:
To enter, just visit each blog on the scheduled date and comment. You can enter up to one time per blog for up to five entries for the grand prize.
One winner will be chosen for a daily prize (a signed book from Shiloh) at each blog. Hosting bloggers are allowed to enter, although they can’t win at their respective blogs. They are eligible for prizes offered at the other blogs, and the grand prize.
All comments when be tallied up and one winner be chosen to win the main prize, an e-gift certificate to online retailer Hips and Curves.
The prize is valued at $50 (US) and winner is responsible for any and all costs over the dollar amount of the GC. Contest is open internationally, void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend of number of entries. The contest will remain open until 2/22. Winner(s) to be posted the week of 2.28 at Shiloh’s blog, and will also be notified via email, however they must reply back within 14 days to claim prize.
- Giveaway open Internationally
- You have until Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 to enter
For a further list of rules, please check out the disclaimer at shilohwalker.com.
Please note the e-gift certificate was donated by Hips and Curves with no strings attached.
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