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.
©2010 Terri Reid (P)2013 Terri Reid
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.
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.
The storyline is entertaining but the narrator nearly ruins the it. I don't know if she's just too young, if she's just learning to read or if it is the producer's fault but Ms. Spencer hesitates too often, making the reading choppy and unprofessional.
I will attempt to listen to the next in the series (Good Tidings) in the hope that she has honed her reading skills. If it's more of the same, I won't bother with the third.
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!!!
I was surprised by this story. It had lots of twists & turns, performance was excellent knew who was talking by reader change of voice.
A tad action, mix in some history, throw in some battle & a sprinkle of mystery. A dash narration with added heart & a novel can become art
This is a tricky one to review, normally if i like a book i finish it, i dont like a book (can generally tell within the first hour) i will return it, however this is a grey area.
I like the concept of the book/main character because it is an outside the box approach to a mystery and one i have not come across before (besides ghost whisperer).
However that is about as far as the entertainment went, the narrator does an ok job, but its no award winner and the book itself is written in a slighty disjointed manner in some parts and pretty terrible in others.
The plot line did keep me guessing towards the end which was a bonus, despite the most inaccurate gunman and unstrategic killer. It kept me entertained enough to finish it, but not entertained enough to listen again.
If you like the sample audio give it a go, but if your on the fence give it a miss.
Mike because he is funny.
i love her voice
I have listened to the entire series and I can only say that these people know an awful lot of bad people and it seems that they should move to a nicer place. Every other person they know is a serial killer or a wacko. After the first 2 books it got kind of redundant.
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