Jun 252012

Tuesday’s Child (Psychic Visions #1)by Dale Mayer
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

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. 

This is a story full of pain.  Sam has had a hard and lonely life. Her every day is full of pain due to her abilities, which she does not know how to control. Her abilities are quite unique, giving her a very painful look into the suffering of others.

Sam’s past is never really discussed much, and I’d love to know more about her history. Where did her abilities come from? What else has she been through? Her past experience with the authorities are briefly mentioned, but I’d love to hear the full story.

My favourite character was Maisy. She was so feisty and full of life. Even with a cop for a son, she had so much fun with her illegal activities. She was the belle of the ball, and the terror of the nurses. Such fun and zest. Every scene she was in just shone off the page.

The story had some horrorific violence, made worse by Sam’s first hand experience of it, but it was never overly graphic. This didn’t lessen the impact though. There is also some sex, very steamy, but not graphic.

Overall, it’s a fast-paced story featuring a unique paranormal gift with charismatic characters. It’s not for the squeamish, but it does make an exciting read.

Challenges read for:

The Canadian Book Challenge 5

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Speculative Fiction Challenge 2012

2012 Ebook Challenge

2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge

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