Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions, #1)
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Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions #1)

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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....more
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published June 16th 2011 by Valley Publishing
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Pamela
I've read other books where the protagonist is psychic - some good, some bad. This one I really enjoyed. The author has written an intriguing story that embodies suspense, mystery, romance, and paranormal elements all in one that makes this book a real page-turner. It's a well-written story that moves at a good pace, always keeping the reader engaged. Also, the characters that are likeable and well developed, especially Samantha, a very complex individual. What Samantha experienced each time a p...more
Lady Heather
Aug 06, 2012 Lady Heather rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: paranormal thriller/suspense with a touch of romance
This is the first book I've read by Dale Mayer and I found the story, writing and character good.
However, I thought the Author 'rushed' the ending to 'tie things up'.

I still want to read the second book in this series because Ms. Mayer's imagination and story-line has intrigued me.

Kimberlie
This story missed the mark, for me. I liked the plot and the characters, but they seemed to contradict themselves at times, which made it hard for me to connect. I'm wavering between 3 stars and 4 because I felt like the author could have done a better job defining the characters, their motivations, their thoughts, their actions, and their dialogue.

To add to that, there were some major editing issues. Misplaced quotation marks all over the place made me re-read several spots to figure out what t...more
Kim
Looking at Max you'd think she was either homeless or that she has seen more in this world than anyone should. Max has secluded herself for a reason. She's a psychic and experiences everything that a current serial killer does to his victims. She wants to tell the police but is afraid of the consequences. Last time people found out about her abilities she was miserable. But Max couldn't just let the killer continue without trying to catch him so she goes into one of Portland's police station. Th...more
Jamie Kline
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Review: I was so excited to dive into this book! Although I read a lot of different genres now, my first love was the mystery/suspense/murder type novels involving the police or FBI. In fact, Kay Hooper's Bishop/Special Crimes series is one of my favorite series of all time, and it also deals with psychics. In Tuesday's Child we meet Samantha Blair, who has an unusual "gift"; she ends up trapped in the minds of vi...more
Victoria
I picked up this book for free, thought the blurb sounded interesting and gave it a shot. Initially the book and the premise reminded me a little of a Cynthia Eden book (and I’m a huge fan of hers). I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect since I didn’t read any reviews before starting. Tuesday’s Child is the story of Sam who through her psychic abilities has to live through a serial killers violent murders. She actually becomes each victim while the event is taking place and then she is able to tr...more
Danielle Romero
I LOVED this book! I received a copy of Tuesday's Child in exchange for an honest review. I've never read any of the authors works before and it is safe to say I will be purchasing the rest of her books very soon! Tuesday's Child is a well written and engaging book. I was instantly captivated by the main character and her story. I couldn't put it down.

The level of detail was amazing! The author showed you what happened without too much telling. I felt as if I were truly there experiencing what S...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Tuesday's Child is a Mystery Thriller, with a touch of Paranormal. This read was a little different than what I normally get into, but the beautiful cover pulled me, so I had to read it. I'm so glad I did. Tuesday's Child sent chills up my spine. Sam is a beautiful, twenty-eight-year-old woman, who works for a veterinarian hospital. She would rather be around animals than people since she’s psychic. Sam's psychic gifts are more of a curse than a gift as she feels what her victims feel. And she n...more
Marlene
"Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace", or at least that's how the rhyme goes.

The book, Tuesday's Child by Dale Mayer, while not totally full of grace, did tell a compelling story.

Samantha Blair has psychic visions. She sees death. Even more horrific, she sees it from the victim's point of view, as it is happening. She experiences every stab, every slice, every broken bone. She doesn't just feel the pain, every cut, bruise and broken bone manifests on her own body, th...more
Kelly
This is one of those lovely, dark books that's gruesome and bloody and just somehow hits the spot. Sam is isolated and lonely and her visions are sapping the strength from her. The saddest thing is that she doesn't know how to help herself. She's managed to keep herself on a relatively even keel but she's on the verge of breaking - both physically and mentally.

Who wouldn't be, really, when they're forced to live the last moments of different women's lives? Painful, hopeless, agonizing moments th...more
Irena
I cannot write anything new which hasn't been written in the description of the book. The most I can say is it is readable. I don't think a reader would put this on DNF shelf since it is really short and a fast read, but it isn't anything special either.

The only thing which stands out is the way Samantha Blair gets her visions. It is really creepy and it is heartbreaking when you remember she is living alone, has a part-time job and she thinks she hasn't got anyone in the world. She gets her vi...more
Isabella Norse
I took a chance on Tuesday's Child when my niece saw it in a BookBub ad and brought it to my attention. I'm so glad she did! It has been a long time since I've read a "thriller" and I really enjoyed this one.

The concept is unique and well-executed. I thought putting the date/time at the beginning of each chapter was a nice touch - it heightened the feeling of suspense.

I'm also a sucker for animals so I loved Sam's dogs and the way that she and Soldier helped each other heal.

I will definitely rea...more
Rachell Coe
It's been a long time since I read a book I could not put down -- and am happy to say Tuesday's Child was one of them!!!! I loved the fact that our heroine, Sam, was the one with the angst (I'm so sick of hero's with angst who are 'never good enough' or are terrified of relationships!) while being very likable, the hero, Brandt, was wonderful -- hilarious with his mother and so good to Sam, and Brandt's mother and the rest of the folks at the 'assisted living' place almost stole the show -- they...more
Donna Charles
I really loved this story. The way the heroine has to deal with her gift is some times painful to read but when she finally has some one to fight for her and to help her, it is so touching. I cried for her and was over joyed when they fell in love.
B.L. Hewitt


In Tuesday’s Child, Mayor, gives his psychic character, Samantha Blair, far-reaching capabilities. She had only has visions of grisly murders, she actually feels them as if they are being committed on her body, complete with pain and blood, whoa! This is kind of a new twist, and for what it’s worth I think a really good one. Of course as is typical, the Portland Police Department, gives her story very little credibility, but a savvy cop named Brandt, has worked with psychics before and wants to...more
Mimi ♕
good book...didn't know it was a thriller though or i wouldn't of read it at night o.O
Monique
Normally this is not the type of book I read. I was thumbing through my TBR list and the cover caught my attention again. I decided I would do a little bit of reading before going to bed. After the first couple of chapters, I could not fathom putting this book down to sleep. I was up until 4 am finishing it!!! This is definitely a book i will be re-reading. It was interesting , attention getting, well thought out. Normally in these types of books, i am able to figure out who did it, but this one...more
Rosa
Enjoyable but not amazing. Plot felt predictable. Because it's not a long novel the romance felt a bit rushed and not truly authentic. Lack of character development on the killer's victims meant I did feel particularly empathetic towards them and therefore the murders carried less weight than I would have liked. But some interesting elements, especially the character of Stefan who I would to see further developed in future books. I personally wanted Samantha's psychic abilities to be more focuse...more
Judi
3.5 Stars

Having a debilitating psychic ability doesn’t make Samantha Blair’s life easy. She’s pretty much a loaner, doesn’t trust easily, doesn’t have any friends and one of her “psychic episodes” could even kill her. It’s a pretty lonely existence for a young woman. Her ability to connect so intensely with a victim of violence so that she feels and experiences everything in real time whether the victim is being attacked, choked, stabbed or lies bleeding to death (and I mean Sam herself bleeds -...more
Jasmyn
Samantha's character grabbed me from the beginning. Struggling with her psychic abilities, not just mentally, but physically as each victim's wounds manifest on her own body. She fears that the next attack will lead to her death as well. She would do anything to help, and when Detective Sutherland finds out about her abilities a deep secret from her past rears its ugly head.


Detective Sutherland finds Samantha's ability both a god-send and a problem. While he truly believes in psychic abilities,...more
Alexia Chantel
Blinding pain, gripping fear, confusion, and finally it fades away to nothingness. Until you come to in a puddle of your own blood and realize you just experienced what it feels like to be murdered.

Samantha is a rare psychic that can link up with victims as they are dying, a rare ability that has made her life a living hell. Living with her ability is a lonely existence so it is understandable that when she meets Brandt and he actually believes her and wants to help she is wary.

Brandt is no str...more
Alexis Villery
Samantha Blair is a psychic who enters into the body of others as they are being killed. Accustomed to disbelief she keeps to herself and settles in a life where her only friends are injured animals. When she finds her self experiencing death after death from the same killer, she can't hold her silence any longer. Detective Brandt has been looking for a vicious killer for sometime but has few leads. Though he doesn't believe Samantha, he can't help but be drawn to such a wounded person. Despite...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
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 s...more
aobibliophile™
"...Tuesday's child is full of grace..." - Traditional Nursery Rhyme



Samantha Blair is psychic. she has bloodcurdling visions of women dying in the hands of a serial killer and these visions happen in real time. the worst thing about it is that Sam experiences everything that happens not only emotionally but also physically. her body bears the wounds of the victims afterwards. feeling the need to seek justice, Sam goes to the authorities for help. no one takes her seriously except Detective Brand...more
Tea Time with Marce
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Tuesday's child is a debut by Dale Mayer and the first in the series, Physic Visions. I may read the next one to see if the writing execution has improved.

I thought it was a good idea, very intriguing, a naive but sweet Physic working with a cop unofficially to help find a serial killer. Sam, the Physic, has lived a dark life with this almost fatal talent, she becomes the victim and experiences what they do while they are dying, very scary and painful episodes, unfortunately for her...more
BK Blue
Aug 07, 2013 BK Blue rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone who can appreciate b movies
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I thought this was edited by several people?

For free you get:

~ typos
~ pronoun confusion (or surprise sex changes, as I like to call them)
~ grammatical issues and some poor sentence structure
~ nonsensical sentences
~ repeated lines and conversations
~ unnecessary POVs
~ story inconsistencies
~ a killer that disguises himself as elderly by wearing a crazy hat (don't ask me)

And so much more. I haven't even finished the book yet. I stopped at what I think is the beginning of a sex scene (i know, right...more
Patty
Oct 30, 2011 Patty rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Suspense and mystery readers
I thought that this was a fabulous mystery story with an amazing psychological twist.

Sam...impoverished basically, nearly destroyed by nightmares and dreams of death by an unseen unknown murderer...is forced to live with the knowledge that she feels these victims dying. Literally she dies when they die...think about that for a moment.
She lives alone with her dog Moses and saves the life of a badly abused dog Soldier, and tries to get someone to believe that she sees these people dying.
Finally...more
Laura
3.5 stars

Samantha has a psychic ability that for years has tormented her, because she can't read minds, and she can't predict the future like normal psychics usually can, No, Samatha gets visions of woman that are being murdered by the same serial killer as the murders are taking place, she not only feels everything the victim feels, but she also bleeds just as the victims themself bleed. Samantha feels she needs to confide to the polce the visions she sees, because if it can help save one woman...more
Laurie
This book grabbed me from the git-go and never let up! The story unfolds brilliantly, transporting the reader on a horrific journey. Samantha Blair, an untrained psychic, has unwittingly become witness to a deranged serial killer’s mad spree. Her “gift” exacts a terrible toll mentally and physically. What happens during her visions is truly the stuff from which nightmares spring.

When Sam reports her visions to the police she is dismissed as a crackpot, at first, then later must endure an hours-l...more
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Freelance writer Dale Mayer lives in the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. She's multi-pubbed in nonfiction and is currently writing The Essential Series including The Career Essential Series(The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview), Lifestyle Essentials (Ergonomics for today's world, Raising the dyslexic child, etc.), and the Gardening Essential Series, (Beginning with Bu...more
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“He willingly offered her every part of himself for her pleasure. Sam took full advantage. Pushing up on his shoulders, he rolled over onto his back, swinging her on top of him. Sam laughed joyously and accepted the invitation. Using her fingers, her lips and her tongue, she traced, teased, and tormented Brandt until he could stand it no more.
Without warning, Sam found herself flipped over, tucked under him, her legs hooked over his hips. Brandt waited until Sam gazed into his eyes. Then dropping his forehead to hers, he plunged deep.”
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