Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review - Tuesday's Child by Dale Mayer


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Book Summary from Amazon

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. 


My Review - 3 More Sugar Please

I read this after seeing a review over Aimee's blog Coffee Table Reviews, she gave it a 5 star. 

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 the trigger was violence.  Unable to give enough details to really assist the police makes most of them weary on trusting her. 

There were numerous side stories and other characters but not enough detail or a journey to really push the story on, many were left open like a forgotten constructed circle.

I did enjoy the main characters of Sam and the Detective Brandt but the overall execution just was not consistent.  It never hit a full high for me and there were non interesting put down-able moments while reading.  

As much as I love serial killer stories this one didn't give enough information around him to care about what he did and why, still no answers.

If you are a dog lover, you will enjoy the storyline of Sam's dogs but I feel like we could have been given more of the history to full understand how it all came together. 

The ending wasn't the best climax but again I can see Dan Mayer improved overall execution with the next in the series, Hide'n Go Seek.

I also love titles, but this one meant nothing to me nor came across in the book for why.....

Here are a few favourite quotes:

The other woman slipped into unconsciousness.  Sam wasn't offered the same gift.  Now, the pain was Sam's alone.  The stab wounds and broken bones became Sam's to experience even though they weren't hers.

He stared down at her porcelain skin, the huge eyes that said so much, yet nothing at all, and those lips.  He hadn't noticed them the first couple of times he'd seen her, now they were all he could think about - so red and full, so very inviting, so very ready to be loved. 

He couldn't help himself.  He bent and claimed them for his own. 

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