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Darkness Exposed (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #5)

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,431 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
Jeannine appeared in the room across from Mary. Her face was streaked with tears and she was visibly trembling. “Mary, I remembered,” she cried. “I remembered and it was awful.”

The time has finally come for Mary to investigate Jeannine’s murder. As all clues point to someone in Bradley’s old neighborhood, Mary and Ian move in to the former Alden residence and pose as newly
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Published September 21st 2011 by Terri Reid
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Miranda Beverly-Gill
The stories are good, the mysteries are good, the clues are good, and so I will keep reading. However, there is a Christian agenda, with a lot of mention given to abstinence. And while some of the jokes are funny, most, along with all of the conversations, are too cutesy, too sweet, slightly childish in tone. The language is too nice, it hurts the stories because it sounds so fake, for instance the harshest term used to describe a man who murdered his wife and three children is "creep." Really? ...more
Oct 03, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait for this book, and Ms. Reid did not disappoint. I read it in two days, it was very good, but it's like brain candy! It left me wanting more...I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm glad that Mary (the main character) doesn't make stupid choices that are totally predictable.
Jan 02, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
This one was one of my favorites. As Jeannine's story unravels, you feel such sadness for the character and what occurred in her final parts of her life. The deeper look as to what occurs behind the exterior walls of suburbia was fascinating. The reveal of Paul Taylor's murderer was a good short read to the overall mystery.

General comment about the books: I must admit that five books in, the romance between Mary and Bradley wasn't as interesting to me. Also, the overuse of "damn" said by every
I can't say that this is the best book in the series, but at least we finally get some closure on the Police Chief, Bradley Alden's missing/murdered wife, Jeannine. Terrifying secrets are revealed about the "good" neighbors living in Bradley's old neighborhood surrounding Jeannine's death. With Jeannine's ghost remembering certain details of what might have happened to her eight years ago, Mary and her new acquaintance, Ian MacDougal (who is a Scottish hottie professor who also sees ghosts and s ...more
Oct 09, 2013 Whitney rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, ghosts, cops
This book has given me hope for the series. I almost stopped reading the series after the last book, but the last few pages had me pressing the buy-with-one-click before I realized I had flipped the page. This is the book I had been waiting for. It had everything that i love to read wrapped up into one drama, suspense, and a little mystery that the last few had lacked. I would have liked a little more romance but that's always the case with me. There was also more humor than the other books and ...more
Jan 19, 2016 Terri rated it it was amazing
Real life fairy tale

Again the story moves along and is quite entertaining. It also keeps the reader guessing what comes next. There is resolution within the plot and yet the story goes on. Highly recommended!
Carol Kerry-green
Oct 05, 2011 Carol Kerry-green rated it really liked it
The long awaited 5th book in Terri Reid's series, finds Mary, Bradley, Ian, Stanley, Rosie and the ghost of Jeannine trying to discover just what did happen to Jeannine eight years ago when she disappeared. As Mary becomes more involved by pretending to be married to Ian and expecting their first child, her life is put in danger; and all Bradley can do is sit and watch from the sidelines. All know now that Jeannine was murdered and that it had something to do with where she and Bradley were livi ...more
RhondaJ Nelson
Jul 01, 2014 RhondaJ Nelson rated it liked it
These aren't the most well written books but I still can't stop reading the series. I do think the dialogue between the characters is a bit too immature at times, and Rosie seems to get more ditzy in each story but is still a successful Real Estate agent. It also bothered me that everybody, including Jeanine, didn't wonder what happened to the baby? I rated this book a three but I feel that if the author had put in more effort and had a good editor this book could have been a five. I feel as if ...more
Sep 16, 2014 Bobbi rated it really liked it
Exciting addition to the Mary O'Reilly series.
I like this series, and am finding it a very quick read. The price does not hurt. I like Mary as a character (most of the time), and that she has surrounded herself with a few fun characters. However, there are problems with some of aspects of this story (see below). Since I see myself finishing the series eventually, I hope the problems do not become too distracting.


Pros: -Progression/
Danielle Moore
Jan 11, 2014 Danielle Moore rated it really liked it
Another grand paranormal tale from Terri Reid, with new 'skills' for our beloved characters. However, I was once again distracted by the typos, the missing words, the wrong tense, the wrong SEX of the character being discussed! Seriously, I will proofread any & all copies for free!
Feb 25, 2014 Erin rated it it was ok
I've got to take a break from this series! The dialogue is so silly between the characters that I spent more time rolling my eyes than being drawn into the mystery. Rosie and Stanley better meet an untimely death soon, or I'll never finish the series.
Nov 09, 2011 Tiffony rated it liked it
A little disappointed. It was so obvious who the villain was and blatantly obvious by how the entire cast of characters swore it could not be him. That annoyed me a bit, but I was happy to have a final conclusion for one of the recurring characters.
Carol Tilson
Oct 03, 2015 Carol Tilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
Terri Reid does a great job writing this series based on a paranormal detective who falls in love with the local police chief. The main character, Mary O'Reily has been visited by police chief, Bradley Alden's dead wife. I have read the entire series, at least twice. This volume, probably has the scariest story line of the entire series. If you are looking for a sex filled series with foul language, this is not for you. However, this volume does contain descriptive passages of an adult abusive s ...more
Virginia Bass
Jul 21, 2014 Virginia Bass rated it it was amazing
Another Winner

Another Winner

True to form, this book, #5 in this series lives up to all the wonderful expectations set by the previous books in the series. This author, very creatively, helps you develop close relationships with the recurring characters. You can't help but love them. The mystery and suspense is never-failing, keeping you awake and reading with interest well into the wee hours. Who can sleep when you have a Teri Reid mystery to read?

Yes, I would recommend this book t ok anyone se
Jan 22, 2014 Teresa rated it liked it
Another enjoyable read except that Terri Reid has a thing for basements as storage for the macarbe
Cheryl Cooper
Nov 14, 2015 Cheryl Cooper rated it really liked it
Another great read in this series. Now I need to go back and read book 1.
Roxie Prince
May 12, 2015 Roxie Prince rated it it was amazing
I love this series!

I am just devouring this series, but I'm going to be sad when I finish! I loved finally learning what happened to Jeannine in this book. It broke my heart and made me fall more and more in love with all of Reid's characters. I just really like Reid's style — it's fast, easy to read, witty, and heart warming. It's actually quite similar to my own work, which is probably why I enjoy these so much. I can't wait to see what Mary's answer will be! Thank you for writing these books
Apr 07, 2016 Dora rated it it was amazing
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

Mary O'Reilly, her brother, Sean, Ian, Bradley, Rosie, and Stanley are working together to solve Jeannine's abduction and death. At the same time, Bradley is working with Mike,the ghost firefighter, to solve a bunch of barn burnings--one with a murder attached. Both of the murderers are men who would not normally be high on a list of suspects.

All is not gloomy outside in this book though as it ends with two proposals.
Adrienne Testa
Jan 17, 2012 Adrienne Testa rated it really liked it
Mary O'Reilly and Bradley Alden continue to search and learn what happened to his wife and child eight years earlier. Of course, Rosie and Stanley are with her when Mary moves into Bradley's old home. Mike the firefighter ghost hangs with Bradley and learns the truth about his chief. Ian, a professor from Scotland is introduced in this story, a paranormal investigator for criminal studies. Jeanine, Bradley's wife undergoes hypnosis with the help of Ian and Mary. Jeanine being a ghost, needs Mary ...more
May 01, 2016 Melody rated it really liked it
Mary is finally able to investigate Jeanine's death. Bradley is kept in the background. I was right on the first guess as to who was behind her disappearance. A sick act by a sick man. And while Jeanine is able to move on, helping her relive her memories has damaged Mary somewhat. Not to mention what the killer did to her before she was able to overtake him.
Patti L Bennett
Apr 22, 2015 Patti L Bennett rated it it was ok
Good but over done

My second book of this series. The last one caught me with the funny characters but they were over done this time. Mary too much the the princess be watched after. Ian the perfect male species. Etc. Etc. Etc. It got boring and all I good do was look forward to was the next fun moment which did not materialize.
angela yargus
Mar 04, 2015 angela yargus rated it it was amazing

As expected, Terri Reid continues to keep her readers amused, fearful, and intrigued.
We have come a long way in learning more about the supernatural, but because the science is not completely understood, some speculation has to be written.
I am so intrigued, I must hurry, and dive into the next book.
See you later!
Sandra Holladay
Jul 22, 2015 Sandra Holladay rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I'm really enjoying this series; the writing is good (though she really needs to get a good editor -- too many editing errors that put the skids on the story, not enough to ruin it, but enough to slow the flow) and the story line is fun and interesting.
Debbie Stephens
Feb 12, 2016 Debbie Stephens rated it it was amazing
Love this series, like all series, there are favorite books and not so favorite. This was one of my favorites in the series. I was glad to see more time given to solving Jeannine's disappearance. I truly enjoy thus series and plan to read them all,p. So glad I found thus series.
Dec 09, 2015 Satomi rated it really liked it
Finally I learned what happened to Jeannine!!! It's about time!! I cannot decide if I like Bradley??? He is too soft, naive, and overprotective. Now I cannot wait to read the next in the series.
Ellen Thielen
Jun 30, 2015 Ellen Thielen rated it liked it
This series features a policewoman who almost dies and is left with the amazing ability to see people who have died. The author makes this macabre plot-line interesting with some fun characters.
Maria Elena Jaquez
Jul 02, 2015 Maria Elena Jaquez rated it it was amazing

I Continue to read these novels and am held spellbound by the plots. Good storytelling with twists and turns that keep you engaged for the entire ride.
Jul 15, 2015 Janell rated it it was ok
In book 5 of this series, the reader finally finds out what happened to Bradley's first wife. I have really enjoyed this series but I found this one a little disturbing. The title should have prepared me for the storyline and I already knew she was kidnapped and murdered but it still was unsettling.

Plus, it felt like everything fell into place a little too neatly. A little hypnosis here, a little role-playing there ... and all of a sudden the answers all fell into place in a matter of a few par
Anne Fletcher-jones
Feb 16, 2015 Anne Fletcher-jones rated it it was amazing
Another good story

This is a very good story, full of action along with some subtle humor and great characters. I highly recommend it.
William D. Sadler
Sep 04, 2015 William D. Sadler rated it it was amazing

Highly recommend the series. Gets you at the beginning and keeps you until the end. I can't wait to read the next one.
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Terri Reid is the author of the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries. An indie author, Reid uploaded her first book “Loose Ends” in August 2010. By the end of 2012, “Loose Ends” had sold over 82,000 copies and, as of the writing of this bio, was the number one bestselling book in Amazon’s ranking of Ghost Stories in the Book/Literature & Fiction/Genre Fiction/Horror/Ghosts section and the number ...more
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