Monday, June 20, 2011

REVIEW: The Hypnotist M.J. Rose


I was really excited to get the review opportunity for The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose. This book is also being described as The Reincarnationist #3 but it does work as a stand alone read. Rose has a niche for introducing supernatural elements into a fiction story . There is extensive research and themes that can spark some personal research.

The focus of this story is Lucian Glass. A member of The FBI's Art Crime Team. Lucian is haunted by strange dreams and the horrors of his past when he was viciously and his lady love was murdered.

The Met is the center of a widening Gyre that involves mutilated artwork that is sent to the Met  as a form of blackmail. The blackmailer wants an ancient statue of Hypnos who holds the secrets of self enlightenment to those who know how to access them.

Lucian is also involved in the investigation of Malachai Samuel's  a Hypnotist in search of secrets to enlightenment. Lucian decides to attend Samuel's institute as a patient with another doctor in order to spy on him. Lucian is not prepared for what comes up in the sessions.From nineteenth Century Persia to the present a theft has tied a unique group of people together and dark secrets will be revealed and lives lost.

I enjoyed this book though it lagged for me a bit in the middle. I was never really sure of Samuel's place in the book except as a connector to past events in books that I haven't read. I did enjoy how Rose drops clues throughout like little breadcrumbs :) It really keeps you engaged in whats going on and keeps you turning the pages to the resolution of the book.

a suspenseful read overall but there were a lot of threads left hanging for me with regards to Samuel's. Lucian is a wonderful character though and I enjoyed the locations and the references to artwork. The supernatural elements were introduced clearly and connected to the events going on. there were some unexpected twists and turns and a climactic ending as secrets are revealed.

Overall a great suspense read and perfect beach reading. I really want to get the other two books in the series.


Thanks to TLC for the opportunity to review this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review, no monetary compensation was involved 
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you'll be checking out the other two books in the series now! Thanks for being on the tour.