About the Book:
Child tenders direction...
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?
All of Nate’s senses kicked into action,
his copper’s antennae twitching.
She knew something, or at least thought she
“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
She jerked her head upwards in surprise.
He held her gaze. “How do you know all
“I told you, I saw them.”
Make sure you stop back by tomorrow when I share my review of Tuesday's Child. Now let's find out a little about Clare Revell. What is your workday like? Well
I don't sleep much so I'm up at midnight - when the kids have finally
gone to bed and hand write until half two or three am. Then sleep til
6.30 when i have to get up to go to the day job in a school. That's
giving the kids breakfast, playing with them, art activity etc. Between
18 and 36 kids a day ranging from 4yr olds to 11 yr olds (foundation
stage to year 6). Next its home and then writing more or less all day in
between cleaning and cooking and laundry til i fall asleep around 9pm.
Sounds like you don't sleep at all. Not me. I need seven or eight hours or I'm dragging all day. That's amazing, Clare. Do you have any
interesting or strange writing quirks? The first draft is hand written. in pencil. on a narrow leaved spiral bound notebook.
Ouch. Not me. If I drafted in pencil, I'd spend a fortune in erasers. Name one thing you learned from your hero or heroine. There is no such thing as a disability. Just a different kind of problem to deal with and over come.
Love that, Clare! Look to your right – what’s sitting there? -->
the flower which one of the 4yr olds gave me
at work on Thursday
What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? Reading. My kindle is always on my desk and constantly needs charging up
Mine, too. Least favorite? housework
Here! Here! Do you have a question for our readers?
The heroine of Tuesday's Child Adeline is deaf. If you had to lose one sense what would it be and why? Or what sense would you least like to lose.
Thanks so much for visiting, Clare. I'm looking forward to sharing my review of Tuesday's Child tomorrow!
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.
She has been a Christian for more than half
her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of three registrars.
You can find Clare here:
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