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.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
Dale Mayer is a paranormal thriller writer and Tuesdays Child grabbed my attention from page one. It was a psychological thriller centering around Samantha Blair, a young psychic who didn't understand her visions. Not only was she young and untrained, she possessed tremendous gifts from the spiritual realm. Her visions were caused by violence and her body would join with the victim's of a serial killer. What they experienced near death physically occurred to Samantha as well. She felt their pain, their fear and their wounds. Once the victim was released into death, Samantha would return to her own body, and healing would occur. But she lost a lot of blood from stab wounds and would be exhausted after a vision held her prisoner. This was her life and there was no one to understand or to help, until she encountered Detective Brant Sutherland.
Brant was a hero for Samantha. He believed her, understood a psychic's abilities, due to working with a psychic named Stefan in the past. And he recognized her need to give information to the police and he understood the danger her visions could bring to her.
Samantha worked at a veterinary clinic cleaning cages and caring for the many pets recuperating from trauma. She had a truly gentle nature, but her past experiences with the police left her far from socially acceptable or grounded. She liked to be away from the city and crowds finding refuge in the lakeside home she rented from an older couple. She was an outcast in her mind's eye.
These characters were believable and strong. Brant wanted to use her abilities but feared for her safety when he witnessed first hand, what a vision actually entailed for Sam. Sam wanted to help the police find a serial killer, but was mocked and scoffed at and treated like a looney toon. Her friends at work welcomed her and feared for her; Brant's Mom, Maisy and her cohorts were a hoot and the killer, was truly evil. The story was told well, followed a fluent path and was written in such a manner as to hold the reader as captive to the page, as Sam was to her visions.
For anyone who loves the paranormal or the psychological thriller, this a read you should not miss out on.
I rated this a 5 wink read.