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Loose Ends (A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Terri Reid
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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 387 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461014522
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y5H8IK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! Aug. 3 2014
By kat
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Couldn't put it down! I immediately bought the next one in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Loose Ends' is Spooky, Funny, and Left Me Wanting More! Aug. 8 2010
By Kathleen - Published on Amazon.com
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This Mary O'Reilly Mystery is both scarey and funny, with wonderful characters and lots of action. I was not certain 'who done it' until the very end, and I couldn't put it down until it was all over! AND it ended with a twist, the perfect set up for the next book.

Mary and Bradley are just plain fun together - can't help but laugh out loud - but I found the characters of Rosie and Stanley to be a terrific foil to Mary's dry quips. They are the kind of pals we all wish we had: delightfully honest and totally on your side. Lucky Mary!

Gimme more, Ms. Reid - don't keep us wondering about where 'you-know-who' has been for so long! Alive or...???

Loose Ends is a hit!
78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read! Aug. 15 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I saw a tweet about this book which had a link to an article that was written about the author and how she got her first book published through Amazon and I decided to give the book a try. I am all for giving new authors a try and boy am I glad I did! I really enjoyed this book and the characters in it. I found the flow to be very fluid. And even though it is a paranormal mystery, there's no vampires or werewolf anywhere to be seen... THANK GOODNESS! I am going to put Terri Reid on my authors to watch list. It will be fun to see how she develops Mary and Bradley's relationship; there is obvious more that can be written there.
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful start to an interesting series Aug. 3 2010
By Rustin C. Ellefson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
A very enjoyable read. Very likable characters, and an interesting plot.
I really enjoyed Mary's interaction with Stanley and Rosie.
I am interested in seeing what is next for Mary and Bradley.
It had a very satisfying ending, and I can't wait for future installments.
All in all, a great mystery!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great New Find Aug. 4 2010
By gaylewigg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I read Terri Reids' notice on one of the Kindle Community postings and decided to try her book. Boy am I glad I did. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It was fun, exciting and challenging. Her characters were believable and I wanted more. Hopefully, we'll be seeing new adventures for Mary and et.al. soon. Try this mystery, it's different and enjoyable.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, suspense, romance and ghosts! What a treat. April 12 2011
By A Book a Day - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know if you tend to have lower expectations when you spend .99 cents on a book, but this is no bargain story. I was absolutely hooked from beginning to end and the length is actually perfect and portrayed everything I was looking for. There's all the elements for a great paranormal mystery romance thriller with a perfect cast of characters and wonderful humor that's easy to keep up with and perfect with its pace.

Mary O'Reilly is an ex-cop who was shot in the line of duty and died. When she came back, she had a unique ability. She could see and speak to ghosts. Meshing her skills with her new talent, she becomes and private investigator for paranormal activities and lives a fairly reclusive life since the town thinks she's crazy. She has two wonderful friends, Rosie and Stanley, the town old gossipers, and a mystery hunk that she runs with but doesn't speak to at the park.

When a senator and his wife start seeing the ghost of a young woman who died at their home 24 years earlier, Mary is called in to investigate. Mary quickly learns that not only was the young woman murdered, but it is somehow tied in with a case of missing girls from 24 years prior as well. None of the cases were ever solved, so as Mary questions the history of these events, she finds herself the target of a murderer trying to cover his tracks. When her life becomes endangered, she also discovers herself the unwilling ward of protection from the new Chief of Police, Bradley Alden, aka her mystery hunk. From there, Mary and a skeptical Bradley work together to catch a killer.

The story line is fantastic and the dialogue is witty and fun. Although its not hard to figure out who the murderer is, you really don't mind since the story keeps a great suspenseful pace. It would be nice if Mary were perhaps a little more kickass with her excop skills, but it really works that she's not a superhero. She bleeds, she's afraid of death, especially after having done that before, and ultimately she's human. This is a great intro to a series that I will definitely continue.
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