Author: Terri Reid [Website] [Facebook]
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Series: Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery, Bk 1
Length: 273 pages
Obtained: ILL Library copy
Why this book?:
It was recommended by a friend.
I didn't know what to expect of this, other than J. Kaye mentioning the author as one she'd recently found.
I liked that Mary O'Reilly came with such an honorable background before the paranormal investigative part became part of her life. I liked that she wasn't too pushy about what she did. Obviously she wanted people to believe her, but I didn't feel any, as the reader, "you must believe or you are an ignorant fool." Her friends in her newfound hometown were charming. I liked the police chief (But talk about baggage! We'll see how that goes.)
The mystery isn't complex, or at least not from the reader's standpoint. I guessed the murdered once he had time on the page. But that's not a problem for me as long as Mary isn't stupid and missing in-your-face clues about it.
Anyway, Mary's been hired to solve a cold case for a Senator's wife, and in the process she uncovers a series of old child abductions. Talk about sickening. But the book isn't without its amusing parts. So I enjoyed it.
I got book two, Good Tidings, free through Amazon. And I have the 3rd book, Never Forgotten, coming through as another InterLibrary Loan. So I should be moving on with the series soon.