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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.
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By Karen on 11-18-13
Great book bad narration.
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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
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Marianne on 05-03-13
I'm Ready for the Next Book in the Series
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Crackdown on 02-25-16
Interesting idea. Not best narrator though.
Reading the summary this sort of book is right up my alley.
Overall for the first in a series it was oaky. Nothing outstanding, but there are certainly worse books out there.
Unfortunately it was let down by the narrator. Most of the monologue was delivered in the same tone. There were also long pauses in odd places. Places where I'd expect comma's were read as though they had a full stop (period to none UK folks). Given I don't have the written version it is hard to know if that is bad editing from the book, or if it's a bad recording.
Narration aside I have decided to give the next two books in the series a go, and see how they pan out.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By The Reluctant Hermit on 09-28-17
I love paranormal fiction but not this one
I suppose I have been spoiled by the likes of Harry Dresden and the phil rickman novels but I found this very predictable and it didn't hold my attention. I think younger listeners will enjoy it