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.
What I liked: If you’ve seen any of my reviews dealing with psychics, you might know I’m a bit fascinated with them. I’m not saying I believe in them or not, just that the good books I’ve read featuring a psychic, I thoroughly enjoyed and recommended them.
I cold read Tuesday’s Child. I knew it was part of a series but didn’t know how that series was going to go forward. For example, was the series about the heroine, Samantha Blair, all the way through the series or something else. It appears to be something else and the continuing character is a “he” and not a “she”. Boy, oh boy, is it a HE. I’m just on book one in the Psychic Visions series and I already want Stefan’s story!
Samantha is a psychic who connects to murder victims. Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Well, it is as she suffers the exact same trauma as the victim, she just doesn’t die. It’s taking a toll not only on her physically but mentally. She thinks she’s the only one with any kind of psychic abilities and is afraid to reach out due to her previous experiences, not only with people but law enforcement particularly. The murders she’s experiencing now are so gruesome, she knows there’s a serial killer involved and she must contact the police.
Enter our hero, Detective Brandt Sutherland and his quest to find a certain serial killer. He’s extremely interested in Samantha and has an open mind about psychics due to his friendship and working relationship with Stefan Kronos, an extremely talented psychic. Yep, Stefan is the continuing character. He’s got it all, looks, psychic ability, and talent. He’s also willing to help train Samantha to be able to better deal with her abilities.
In the meantime, the local cops are more interested in thinking Samantha is a suspect than taking her help and one cop goes a bit too far, or is it two cops??
What I didn’t like: There were a few bumps on the way. A couple of times, the characters didn’t seem as strong as I thought they would be. Tuesday’s Child was published over 5 ½ years ago, so I’m anxious to see Ms Mayer’s progression as an author.
Since when I originally “bought” Tuesday’s Child, it was a free Kindle read (and still is by the way), I decided to try the audible book and switch back and forth, listening/reading. That didn’t last very long as the narrator wasn’t a favorite. I don’t know what it was but I’ve listened to some outstanding narrators and this one just didn’t do it for me.
There’s tons of action and reaction in Tuesday’s Child and it kept me turning the pages long into the night. What not take a chance on this free Kindle/NOOK book, you’ll enjoy it if you like suspense books with a twist of the psychic thrown in.