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Tuesday's Child by Dale Mayer
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Dec 14, 11

bookshelves: 2011, amazon, e-book, gym-read, purchased, rom-suspense, 3-to-4-stars, dec
Read from December 12 to 14, 2011

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 - not sure how that part of the psychic phenomenon works?). Not exactly an easy burden to bear.

It takes everything within Sam to finally decide to go to the police after one particularly bad and violent vision of a woman being murdered. She doesn’t exactly have a good track record with the police, certainly doesn’t trust them based on her past experiences (and with good reason), but she does the right thing and reports what she knows. Needless to say she is met with doubt, becomes a suspect herself based on her knowledge of certain facts and wonders if she should have just kept to herself in her secluded home with her trusty dog Moses.

Brent Sutherland’s a detective investigating a string of murders by an alleged serial killer. He is beyond intrigued by Sam and her story. Her waif-like figure and solemn face that appears to be all eyes has him captivated. He can’t deny that Sam somehow holds the key to helping solve his investigation and can’t ignore that her information is spot on. And he’s undeniably attracted to her and feels an overwhelming urge to protect her.

I think Brent as any cop would be was sceptical about Sam but one of his very best friends Stephan has psychic abilities and he‘d seen first hand what Stephan could do. Because of that relationship, Brent was much more accepting of the possibility that Sam was indeed psychic.

Tuesday’s Child was an interesting read. I wasn’t sure who the killer was for quite some time. I really liked that Sam had a real affinity for animals. She worked at a Vet Clinic and was adamant about rehabbing a wounded and seemingly dangerous German shepherd she called Soldier. Sam and Soldier were in fact each other’s saviors. They aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing.
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