Black Friday - the official opening of the Holiday Shopping Season - and Patrice Marcum is stuck in the middle of her local superstore with a crying infant, a near hysterical desire to just abandon the diapers and milk she desperately needs, and the snowstorm of the century dumping a half-foot of snow on the parking lot outside. She needs a miracle.
The little old lady seemed sweet, but there was no way Patrice was going to leave three-month old Jeremy with a stranger. She looked outside at the snow-covered parking lot and saw yet another distressed shopper's cart topple over in the drifts. The old lady sensed her distress and volunteered to call a store employee to help watch over Jeremy while Patrice got her car.
The older gentleman, wearing a store badge with the name “Ron,” seemed too good to be true. What could be safer? Less than five minutes later, after brushing the snow off the van and driving across the crowded and snow-packed parking lot, Patrice pulls up in front of the store. Jeremy is not there. Pushing back panic, she rushes into the store and looks around. Jeremy is not inside either. She pushes through the line at Customer Service, the associate calls Ron on the intercom, and issues a Code Adam. When Ron appears and he's only seventeen years old, Patrice realizes the worst. “Oh God! They've taken my baby!”
Mary O'Reilly, Private Investigator, is decorating her office for the holiday season when the newly installed bell over her door jingles. She looks over to see a six year-old boy standing next to her desk. His name is Joey Marcum and he wants to hire Mary to find his baby brother.
Mary nodded. "Okay, Joey, but I'll want to work with the police on this one. Do you have any problems with that?"
Joey paused. "No, I guess you can talk to them."
"That'll be helpful."
"But you can't tell my mom you're working for me," he said, "Promise?"
"Yes, I promise."
Joey shrugged. "I don't think she'd understand, seeing that I'm dead, you know."
©2010 Terri Reid (P)2013 Terri Reid
I would possibly read another book by Terri. I didn't really enjoy Erin's narrating.
I like thinks that are paranormal but this was too cutesy.
Voices just okay. Too many she said he said.
I am sure it already does.
Kinda predictable so that made it a bit slow.
I enjoyed this book and now must read the next one. This book sets up the next in the series! I probably wouldn't read the next book if I weren't curious about the outcome. I didn't dislike this book,but I didn't love it either.
If you ever enjoyed the TV shows ghost whisper & medium then you will enjoy this book. Mary the main character has the ability to see ghosts and to help people pass into the next realm. This story introduce an angle who she had never experience before to help her solve a mystery. There are actually three stories told in this book Intwined and totally interesting. Murder mystery and romance.
I will try one more because sometimes you just have a miss.
I liked the first one better.
Not she is fine.
This book was too "formula" for me and lacked the suspense of the first book. I guessed the villain within a minute of his introduction. I hope the other books are not like this. I almost "put it down" but continued to the end to see if it was in some way redeemed. It wasn't.
I'm on book 5 in this series I love all the books. Terri Reid did a great job. There great mysteries. There's a love story - mystery without fowl language and sex. There just something you can really enjoy and listen anywhere. I love her books. The reader does a great job with the story. I hope there will be many more of her books
"looking forward to book 3"
i only listen to audio book as i cant read print
ive not read any other books like this but i will be looking for similar titles
yes the first book in the Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysterys
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