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The Tempest Murders

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Detective Ryan O'Clery is working a series of homicides when he discovers a journal kept by an uncle five generations earlier, detailing the same type of murders as the Night of the Big Wind swept the Atlantic Ocean across Ireland in 1839. As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina coastline, Ryan discovers even the killer's description matches exactly. And as he ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published August 21st 2013 by Drake Valley Press (first published August 19th 2013)
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Sherry Fundin
The girl of his dream walks into his life and turns his world upside down.

Sounds a bit cliche, but there is nothing cliche about P M Terrell’s ability to write a fantastic story in The Tempest Murders. She tweaks this suspense novel with touches of the paranormal…and maybe reincarnation?

Ryan had dreams of her ever since he could remember and now she walks into his life. He is more than haunted by his past. It’s as if he is reliving it.

I love his interaction with his sweet nieces and they love hi
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Ryan O’Clery, formerly of Ireland, now working as a Detective for the Lumberton, NC PD, has a serial killer on the loose. During his investigations of three similarly looking women who are murdered in exactly the same way Ryan meets a woman who not only matches the killer’s victim profile, but she’s the woman that Ryan is positive he’s been dreaming about his whole life, the reincarnation of his ancestor’s lost love. As t
Teena in Toronto
Sep 24, 2013 rated it liked it
In January 1839 in Ireland, Ríán Kelly was a constable in love with Caitlyn (aka Cait). As the Night of the Big Wind approaches, women were being murdered. Ríán had to go to Dublin and when he got back after the Night of the Big Wind, he discovered that Cait had disappeared. He was heartbroken as he searched for her.

In August 2011 in North Carolina, Ryan Kelly was a cop. Originally from Ireland, he moved to the U.S. with his sister, Claire ... I could still "hear" their accent in their dialog. F
Martha Dunlop
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked. The story was riveting, and I loved the reincarnation angle. The story was intense and emotional, amped up by the dreams. And I loved the romance which echoed back through lifetimes to Ireland, a country I love.

A bit of context:

Three murders in three days. All the victims look the same, all killed in the same way. Detective Ryan O’Clery has is work cut out trying to figure out what happened.

Add to that his dreams. Night after night he is plagued by images of the destr
books are love
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this unusual suspense story. Unusual in the way the story is set up. I love the parallels and the concept of I am living my life out the same until my past heartache is resolved and the mystery surrounding it is closed.

Ryan is a detective from Ireland working a set of murders that are causing him to have more nightmares than usual. His anger is thinly veiled and rising with each restless night and murder. His dreams are of a past that he can't quite figure out but he is sure he knows.
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mystery
Recommended to Mareena by: Tracee at Pump up Your Book
In Lumberton, North Carolina, Detective Ryan O'Clery is working a series of homicides when he comes into possession of a journal kept by his great-uncle, five generations earlier. In his writings, Constable Rian Kelly details an eerily similar set of murders that he is investigating in Dublin, Ireland, during 1839. The number of victims steadily increases - until the night of January 6, 1839, when the 'Night of the Big Wind' swept the Atlantic Ocean across Ireland - completely devastating the co ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
It’s been a while since I’ve read a murder mystery, so I was looking forward to my reintroduction of the genre. My only disappointment was that it seemed to end to soon! I don’t mean that the story wasn’t well spaced (it was) or that it was rushed (it wasn’t); just that- I fell in love with these two characters, Ryan and Cait, and I really wish I could continue their story. The idea of reincarnation is an intriguing one, and the way the author incorporated this storyline into Ryan’s life was un ...more
The is the first book that I have read by p.m. terrell, though I have had my eye on her Black Swamp Mysteries for awhile now.This stand alone seemed like the perfect way to get a feel for her writing style before committing to the series. I am super glad that I did, and will be adding her other books to my TBR pile.

This story opens January 7th, 1839 in Ireland. Rián Kelly has just arrived back home after a horrendous night of traveling through the elemental equivalent of the nine circles of Hell
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
The Tempest Murders is a standalone mystery crime thriller.
Ryan O'Clery moved to America with his sister when she went to college. He's a good detective that came from a long line of law enforcement men in his family. Ever since he was younger he's been plague with nightmares of one of his descendants. When murders start happening it's his job to race to find the killer. The odd thing is the murders and circum
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Tempest Murders is a mystery with a bit of love thrown in – just my cup of tea. With the main character O’Clery being a police detective, I was a bit worried that this novel would become too much of a police procedural. Not too worry. Even though there is a bit of the typical police procedural, the story itself differs enough from the typical police detective novel that it’s refreshing. I enjoyed the supernatural connection between the present day Ryan O’Clery and the past Constable Rian Kel ...more
Kathleen Kelly
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Detective Ryan O'Cleary has dreams about this beautiful woman, even before he read his uncles diary, so when he meets Cathleen Reilly he is literally swept off his feet by her. They become lovers. Hurricane Irene is on its way and since Cathleen is a newscaster, she will be covering the storm.

There have been a series of murders that mimic the ones that took place in Ireland in the 1800's. All the women murdered in both era's resemble each other. Cathleen also resembles the women murdered and Ry
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This romantic suspense novel will grab you in from the first chapter to the the last word! I can well understand why the author is up for an award for this book. When you click on the link I provided below you will be able to read the first 8 chapters on Amazon-they will go quick and will leave you hungering for more I promise.

Deja vu-that feeling you get when you know you know someone or have been in the exact same situation-well that is happening in this novel. Ryan O'Clery, a police detective
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank the author P.M. Terrell for giving me this book for an honest review. I enjoyed reading this book. The story-line is good. The characters are well written and developed. I am looking forward to reading more from P.M. Terrell.
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p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 21 books in four genres: contemporary suspense, historical adventure/suspense, computer how-to and non-fiction.

Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, Uni

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