Tuesday’s Child by Dale Mayer

Summary

What she doesn’t want…is exactly what he needs.

Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she’s tapped into a killer—or rather, his victims. Each woman’s murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?

Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam’s visions have put her in the killer’s line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand…and risk losing his heart in the process.

As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don’t dare lose.

Characters

Sam seems like she is on her last leg from the moment this begins. It becomes clearer as you quickly realize the way her abilities work, the violent and graphic way in which she ‘experiences’ these crimes. She is an interesting character who doesn’t contradict herself very often but does enough that you don’t love her, just like her. I wish her actions spoke louder then her words, but I don’t think she is supposed to be a strong character now – I just hope she gets there throughout the series.

Brandt on the other hand seems to have an open mind about everything. He rolls with the punches but seems to constantly make promises he can’t keep. His character is the most believable when he is interacting with his mother. Who is a hoot by the way. He doesn’t make for the best detective but he seemed to genuinely care about what happens and that keeps things flowing.

These two characters are better together then they are apart but they are likable enough that you ignore some of their incongruous moments. Thankfully they get better as the book goes by and each one seems to grow a little. The story itself is what makes this book.

Plot

The psychic abilities taking a toll like they do. It was the most unique part of the book and by far the reason I kept reading in the beginning. The author’s ability to describe the deaths and the killer. That linked with what the detective sees after the fact really makes it eerie. She has a strength in setting a pace that keeps the thrills coming, while building characters so they get better over time instead of worse.

The author does an excellent job of setting the scene of the murders. There are enough little hints that kept me interested and wondering how parts were going to play out.

Overall

This was a solid book. The romance, and the mystery were well done. It could have been better but it was handled well enough that I enjoyed it. Despite the most annoying side character in history constantly causing problems in Brandt’s office seeming way over the top, I’d read the second book in this series.

My Rating

4 stars

It was good enough that I actually would recommend it. Despite a few flaws and some moments that felt forced it was a good book! At the end of the day, I liked it.

Where did I get it? 

Wattpad – Free

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