Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Historical Fiction Book Tours Review: The Hypnotist

Author: M.J. Rose
Title: The Hypnotist
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: April 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Historical Book Tours and the publisher
Book Blurb: Haunted by his inability to stop the murder of a beautiful young painter twenty years ago, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Investigating a crazed collector who's begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation—dedicated to the science of past-life study. There, to maintain his cover, he submits to the treatment of a hypnotist.

Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of the world. These journeys will change his very understanding of reality, lead him to question his own sanity and land him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: a fifteen-hundred-year-old sculpture the nation of Iran will do anything to recover.
Review: I discovered this series when the  Past Lives was on Fox and I loved the concept. The books are much better than the show, which is not the case with other books to tv Bones.

M.J. Rose delivers a story that makes you want to keep turning the pages. The characters really jump of the pages. You may not connect with them, but you understand them and their motivations. The Hypnotist is the third book in The Reincarnationist  series, but it definitely can be read as a stand alone book.

What I love about the characters in this book are how well developed they are, every one of them but definitely Lucian and Malachai.  But beyond that, the story itself is unique. Memory Tools that are the key to proving reincarnation...Just Wow!

I guarantee you that if you pick up this book, the other two books will quickly become part of your TBR pile!

Rating: 5 flowers


Passages to the Past said...

Great review, Andrea! I am thrilled that you loved The Hypnotist and thank you for hosting the tour!

Amy Bruno
HF Virtual Book Tours
Passages to the Past

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