The Hypnotist (The Reincarnationist, Book 3)
by M.J. Rose
Hardcover: 416 pages
Available: May 1, 2010
Book received from: TLC Tours
Haunted by the murder of his lover — a beautiful young painter — Lucian Glass keeps his dark memories at bay by focusing on his work with the FBI’s Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector destroying priceless masterpieces, he becomes involved in a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation. Under hypnosis he travels back to ancient Greece and nineteenth-century Persia, past life while the case takes him New York to Paris and the movie capital of the world. These combined journeys will shatter his understanding of reality. force him to question his sanity and lead him into the center of an intricate plan to break in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and steal Hypnos, the 1,500 year old sculpture of the Greek God of sleep, said to hold a secret that many would literally kill to uncover.
Review by: Samantha
The Hypnotist is the third book in M.J. Rose’s The Reincarnationist series. I didn’t read the first two books in the series, and I never felt lost having not read them. But don’t let that make you think The Hypnotist is a simple read. This book has a big twisting and complex plot that weaves together one person’s story after another in a way that reminded me of giant spider web. As I read each page, I felt like I was slowly climbing through that web on a journey where I wasn’t sure what I would find when the web was finally untangled.
Lucian Glass is a member of the FBI’s Art Crime Team. When a Matisse painting is destroyed and Lucien’s team is called in to investigate the crime, he comes face to face with his tragic past and his lost teenage love. As the plot of the book thickens readers are treated to themes of past lives, reincarnation, art, tragedy, love, and hypnosis just to name a few. And I can’t forget the smoldering sexiness of Lucian. With a name like Lucian, can you really go wrong?
This was a book that made me think and required my full attention. I actually ended up away from the TV in another room in the house. As a chronic multi-tasker faced with a complicated and what I would call an “intellectual” plot, it was necessary. Once I gave it my full attention, I felt the book really took off in the right direction for me. I am not sure the exact way to sum up this book besides the following: I used to read books like this before I discovered smutty worlds filled with vampires and shape shifters. But this book reminded me I liked to read books like this. It even had just humans in it and I still liked it.
“You think I’m looking for someone else inside you, but I’m not Emeline.” He tilted her face up so their eyes met. “I’m just looking for you.”
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Other books in the series:
- The Reincarnationist
- The Memorist
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