Dying is what changed Mary O'Reilly's life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it.
Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary's trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost's word just doesn't hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, don't think she's nuts.
Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected state senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator's wife.
Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, 24 years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further, she becomes the next target for the serial killers' quest to tie up all his loose ends.
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I love Mysteries. May be something I picked as a child listening to Ellery Queen.
Absolutely love reading this collection. Very disappointed in narrator. Very flat, no emotion. Only got to about chapter 2 and had to stop. Will reread book again. Sorry
I'm normally reluctant to buy an audiobook that is performed by someone new. But, Erin Spencer was better than I had expected. The male characters sounded a little goofy, and I would have preferred it if she had sped up her reading just a tad bit, or maybe I'm just being too picky. I think she has the potential to be a really awesome narrator with a few minor adjustments.
As far as the story goes...
I really enjoyed the characters. I know there are plenty of paranormal mystery books out there with main characters that solve crimes with the aid of ghosts. (I really enjoyed Amanda Steven's Graveyard Queen series) Yet, this book felt different. I think it was the humor Terri Reid injected into the dialogue. The mystery wasn't much of a mystery, but the plot didn't really suffer from the lack of suspense. I still wanted to know how it's all resolved. Now I'm eager to listen to the next book, Good Tidings, to see where things go with Mary and Bradley.
The pause that the narrator would put in a sentence before saying "he said or she said" drove me crazy. It really affected my ability to like the book. I had to decide whether I could take listening to that or just scrap the book several times. Pick a better narrator!!!
A GREAT story that does not rely on foul language or graphic sex. A true romance and lots of
A wonderful narrator, she really brought the story to life. I could tell exactly which character was speaking even before she identified him/her. Great change up from one personality to the next..
I look forward to the rest of the series.
This is the first time reading a Terri Reid book. I enjoyed her writing ! The storyline was interesting and there was just enough humor added to make it a fun read. The only issue I had was with the narrator. Her mechanical delivery was difficult to listen to. Even more irritating were the voices she used to depict characters.....particularly the male characters. I finished the audio with tight jaw muscles from clenching my teeth . I will continue with Ms. Reid's series in book form rather than audio.
Pleasantly surprised as I got in to the story. While I enjoy murders, mysteries and mayhem, I tend to not get in to reading much paranormal writings. By the third chapter I was hooked and now look forward to more Terri Reid books.
Easy to follow, lots of humor and trying to figure out the "who done it" was great! I was wrong on my guess until she actually revealed the culprit! And I cottoned to the fact that "talking to those from the other side" manner she employed made it sound plausible.
Great job, Terri Reid! I love Mary O !
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