Rating: 4/5 stars
Genre(s): Fiction; Mystery; Paranormal; Romance
“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.”
You get to go inside a serial killer’s head (in stalker mode) in this one.
It took me 5 chapters before I started enjoying the book. It had crossed my mind to put this one down but I kept on reading, hoping it’ll get better along the way. Don’t worry, it did. There’s fantastic character development in our lead character, Sam. She’s a veterinary clinic’s assistant that keeps to herself, only allowing herself the luxury of a dog as companion. By the end, she discovers friendship from the least expected place and opens up to love.
Some parts are well written but at times, it’s awkward or confusing. You know how we read conversations/dialogues and most of the time characters respond how we expect them to? And even when they don’t, the author points this out in one way or another. In this book, you just have to accept that conversations don’t necessarily follow this logic.
I think what I loved most in Tuesday’s Child is the relationship between Brandt and his mother, Maisy. There’s that tenderness despite them bickering. I don’t see this between male characters and their moms often in a book (or am I just unlucky?).
Trigger warning: Violence, physical abuse, verbal abuse
Content warnings: Sexually explicit content
Published: January 16th 2011 by Valley Publishing (
This book ticks off item(s) from my reading challenges this year!
✅ T (A to Z Reading Challenge)
About Dale Mayer:
“Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions (psychic mysteries), Military romantic suspense (SEALs of Honor, Heroes for Hire and her new SEALs of Steel series) and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, Broken but… Mending), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).
She writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.
She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!
And that’s okay too.
There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.”
Source: Author’s website