Deadly Circumstances: A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book 16) by Terri Reid
I purchased this book as part of the series I have been reading.
Mary O’Reilly has her hands full this time with several ghosts from the past, a case of mistaken identity and a murderer!
Mary O’Reilly is seven months pregnant and discovers she has an active and angry poltergeist in her house. Ghosts standing in her closet waiting to speak with her and her husband’s friend who has changed completely. Mary’s hands are full as she goes about solving the mysteries to each case while also discovering the thrills of being pregnant – like hiccups at a most inopportune time!
Joining Mary in her quest are Stanley, Rosie, Mike, Ian and of course her husband, Bradley. However, we are treated to a new person – Ann Charles’ mom! Yes, the mother of the well-known author of the Deadwood series. Together they sleuth and solve each case with some very surprising twists and turns.
Mary questions the choices she will be faced with at the end of this book when her son is born – what will she have to give up? Does she have to give everything up?
Very well written with reliable and solid characters that bring the reader into the O’Reilly family. At the end of this book, more than any other (probably because my father’s death is still too fresh) I cried. I read with tears streaming down my cheeks because Terri Reid GETS IT! She knows her audience very well and she knows that they will feel the sadness AND joy of her characters.
This series is one I have faithfully followed from day one. I wait for each new one because I know it will be exciting, interesting, engaging and most of all – I can become a part of the story. Reid’s writing style allows the reader to jump in and go along for the ride; and most importantly to feel what the characters feel.
One last item that fascinates me with Terri Reid. Each of her covers features a tree – each tree symbolizes what happens in the book. This cover shows a full tree, growing and branching out still full of life – that is what this book is about as well: growth, life and fulfillment.
Not one to be missed! Can be read as a stand alone, but why? Read the entire series and don’t miss out on the excitement and thrills of each book!
A full 5+ star review due to creativity, mystery and excellent writing style.