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Loose Ends: A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery - Book One (Mary… (edition 2012)

by Terri Reid

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Title:Loose Ends: A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery - Book One (Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries) (Volume 1)
Authors:Terri Reid
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 278 pages
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Tags:read in 2012-12, mystery, 2013 Challenge

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I picked this up as a Kindle freebie because I love a good ghost story. I was not disappointed. Mary a PI ex cop whose was killed in the line of duty was brought back to life to find she can see ghosts. They are drawn to her, she finds herself solving their issues so they can move on. It's not that bad till the murdered ghost start showing up and things get complicated. She is matched with a grieving Chief of Police who is running from his own ghosts. Together they stumble through this mystery and try to stay alive.
The pacing of this short story was very good and the characters well developed. The only problem I had with the writing was the over examined details- 400 thread count sheets, flooring, clothes...they just had no reason for being in the story. I have seen this happen with a lot of new authors. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read book 2 in this series. This new author is one I am going to watch. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
A great book loved the banter between the characters a very well deserved 5 stars would give it more. The characters well thought out and had the gift of the gab a wonderful story I would love to read more of Mary O'Reilly and the ghosts she helps. My thanksto the author Teri Reid for the privilege & pleasure of reading her wonderful book so to all happy reading from wee me. ♥☺ ( )
  weelinda | Aug 28, 2015 |
I want half stars! The villain was a little doofy ( )
  sraedi | Aug 24, 2014 |
  Peepers82 | Sep 22, 2013 |
I loved this story!

Mary O'Reilly is a former cop, shot in the line of duty, and revived from death as a result of her experience. Now she's a paranormal investigator, helping ghosts cross over as a result of her near-death experience. Mary is wise-cracking and tough as nails, but now she's uncovered a scandal neatly hidden for the past 24 years. She's a loose end and The murderer wants her dead.

The Illinois setting was familiar to me, although the often misspelled JoDaviess County was misspelled by this native. That is the only fault I Could find with this well-crafted mystery filled with suspense and intrigue. Can't wait to read more Mary O'Reilly mysteries.

Some of the other reviews I noticed were critical of errors and amateurish writing. I tend to be overly critical myself at times, and I also noted those same people added that they'd pick up the next in them series. That should tell you that the story redeems itself from any minor writing glitches, and I've seen as many and more snafus in traditionally published novels. I actually had to go back and double check that this was an indie. Again, I say we'll done. ( )
  Karla.Brandenburg | Apr 13, 2013 |
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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, doesn’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, twenty-four years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further she becomes the next target for serial killers’ quest to tie up all his loose ends.
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