And as he falls in love with television reporter Cathleen Reilly, he begins to wonder if she is the reincarnation of Caitlyn O'Conor, the woman lost to the killer as the storm raged in Ireland - and if he is the reincarnation of Constable Ríán Kelly. Now he's in a race to rescue Cathleen before the killer finds her-or is history destined to repeat itself?
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. For years, he had been having vivid dreams of a woman that seem so real. When Ryan met Cathleen (aka Cait), he realized it's the woman he has been dreaming about and instantly fell in love with her.
Ríán was Ryan's ancestor and as he read Ríán's diary, Ryan realized that history was repeating itself ... women were getting murdered just before a big storm hit ( 2011's Hurricane Irene in Ryan's day). How can that be?
This is the first book I read by this author and I liked it.
I liked the writing style and the stories kept me interested ... I was curious as to how/if they would come together. The story was written in third person and focused on wherever the action was. After all the jumping back and forth in time, I had hoped for a different ending.
I liked the characters. Ríán and Ryan are both cops who are tracking serial killers but we get to see their emotional side since they have found "the one". I liked Claire, Ryan's sister, and her young daughters ... they love and keep an eye out for Ryan. Though I liked Caitlyn, I didn't connect with Cathleen.
I look forward to reading more books by this author.