Friday, October 19, 2012

Tuesday's Child


Guilty of love in the first degree, a deaf witness who 'sees' the murders and a cop torn between doing his duty and going out in faith.

I am so excited for the release of Tuesday's Child today! This book has such a great twist to it and I love the characters. Flawed and struggling, they really seem to resonate...

Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe operates a hospital for injured dolls, but lately her quiet life is disturbed by violent, haunting visions. Perhaps it's just her unspoken fear--a serial killer has struck in Headley Cross. But Adeline soon realizes she's seeing each murder just before they happen and reluctantly contacts the police. 

Detective Sergeant Nate Holmes has enough to deal with between caring for his orphaned niece and his current assignment--the Herbalist killings, so when a woman comes forward who claims to be "seeing" the crimes in dreams, he isn't hopeful she'll be of any help. But he knows her from church, and she inexplicably describes how each crime is committed. Is God answering his prayers through Adeline?

Adeline assists the police, yet more women die and she becomes the prime target of the killer. Will Nate crack the case before the Herbalist can complete his agenda--or will the next murder Adeline foresees be her own?

Excerpt:
All of Nate’s senses kicked into action, his copper’s antennae twitching.
She knew something, or at least thought she did.
“What is it?”
Adeline sucked her lower lip into her mouth, worrying it with her teeth. “This is going to sound stupid, but…” She took a deep breath. “I saw them. All of them. They all had their hair tied back or up.” She picked up the top clipping. “She was playing on a swing and wearing a red jacket. This one was walking the dog and wearing blue.”
Nate jolted as if he’d been struck by lightning. Those details hadn’t been released. Was he wrong about her? Was she somehow involved with the murders? “Wait  a minute. How did you know any of this?”
Adeline carried on speaking as she shifted through the papers. “She was on her way to dance class in pink. This one was jogging in a gray toweling track suit and the first one…”
Nate put a hand on her arm, cutting her off.
She jerked her head upwards in surprise.
He held her gaze. “How do you know all this?”
“I told you, I saw them.”

I know, right?  This book is a sure bet for the To Be Read pile on your nightstand. Suspense, love, faith...all the elements of a great read.

You can find Tuesday's Child anywhere books are sold including Amazon and Pelican Book Group's site.



About the Author: Clare lives in a small town in England with her husband, whom she married in 1992, and her three children. Writing from a early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fanfiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, reading, sewing or keeping house or doing the many piles of laundry her children manage to make, she's working part time in the breakfast club at one of the local schools.

6 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

Great review! Made me want to know more. Congrats to Clare.

Laura Marcella said...

Sounds like a great book! I like the synopsis. Thanks for sharing, Raquel. And congrats to Clare!

Monique DeVere said...

Hi, Raquel & Clare,

What a very intriguing story! Tuesday's Child sounds like a good read :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great review and I love the title since I was a Tuesday child.

Clare Revell said...

Thank you so much for having me here :)

DEZMOND said...

the girl on the cover is lovely :)
The book seems lovely too.... especially to all of us who were accused of love in the first degree :)