Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Historical Fiction Virtual Tour Stop: The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose

Title: The Hypnotist
Author: M.J. Rose
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: May 1, 2010
Source: Historical Fiction Virtual Tours

Why You're Reading This Book:
  • You like a good thriller.
  • You like a little mystery.
  • You're into the paranormal.
What's the Story?:

Synopsis: An FBI agent, tormented by a death he wasn't able to prevent, a crime he's never been able to solve and a love he's never forgotten, discovers that his true conflict resides not in his past, but in a…Past Life.

Haunted by a twenty-year old murder of a beautiful young painter, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a Special Agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector who has 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—where, in order to maintain his cover, he agrees to submit to the treatment of a hypnotist.

Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to 19th century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of 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: the theft of a 1,500 year old sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

International bestselling author M. J. Rose's The Hynpotist is her most mesmerizing novel yet. An adventure, a love story, a clash of cultures, a spiritual quest, it is above all a thrilling capstone to her unique Reincarnation novels, The Reincarnationist and The Memorist. 
My Two Cents:
Lucian Glass, FBI agent, is haunted by a crime he couldn't prevent. He throws himself into a new case as a part of the FBI Art Crime Team that will take him beyond where he ever thought he'd be able to go. (Side note: Who knew that the FBI Art Crime Team existed? How awesome would it be to work on that team? Sign me up now, please!).

Reincarnation is a very interesting concept to me. It's not something that I have really given much thought to before. Rose does a really good job of making this phenomena seem realistic and possible. She definitely made me think a little bit. Rose's writing pulls you right into to this new world where reincarnation really is the order of the day. I'm not usually a thriller reader but this one definitely sucked me in.
The Hypnotist is the third in the Reincarnation trilogy. At first I was a little apprehensive to read this book because I thought I was going to be lost. I really thought that The Hypnotist worked well as a standalone book and while I didn't feel like I was missing anything, I would be interested to go back and read the first two books in the series just to make sure that I wasn't missing anything!
Don't forget to follow the rest of the tour:
Tuesday, November 8th   
Book Highlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, November 9th

Thursday, November 10th

Friday, November 11th
Author Guest Post at A Chick Who Reads

Monday, November 14th
Review at Book Den

Wednesday, November 16th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Books Devoured

Thursday,  November 17th
Author Guest Post at Book Den

Friday, November 18th

Tuesday, November 22nd
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, November 23rd
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Thursday, November 24th
Review at Books Devoured

Friday, November 25th
Author Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Monday, November 28th

Tuesday, November 29th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Alive on the Shelves

Wednesday, November 30th

Thursday, December 1st
Review at A Few More Pages

Friday, December 2nd
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Bippity Boppity Book

Monday, December 5th
Author Guest Post at A Few More Pages

Tuesday, December 6th

Wednesday, December 7th
Author Interview and Giveaway at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Thursday, December 8th

Friday, December 9th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Monday, December 12th

Tuesday, December 13th
Review at Just One More Paragraph

*You can follow the tour on Twitter at #TheHypnotistVirtualTour.


  1. I have the first book in this series on my kindle...I really want to get to it soonly!

  2. I have never read a book about reincarnation before, this one sounds like it would be interesting and something different for me.


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