Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review & Giveaway: The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose

M.J Rose's The Hypnotist is the third book in her Reincarnationist series and I will admit that I was a bit concerned that I would be a bit lost jumping into this book having not read the others.

Luckily, I was wrong. Opening with the brutal murder of a budding young artist in a NYC frame shop, The Hypnotist draws you in to the life of its main character, Lucian Glass. Lucian, an agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team is engrossed in a case regarding the infamous reincarnationist, Malachai Samuels, a man who is linked to numerous crimes around the world. Determined to gather concrete evidence to bring him down, Lucian goes undercover as a patient at the Phoenix Foundation, a practice dedicated to helping people learn about and cope with the guilt and experiences carried over from past lives.

What Lucian doesn't know, however, is that these sessions will entangle his current and past lives with a magnificent ancient sculpture that is desperately wanted by the Iranian government as well as a wealthy and powerful man, both of which will go to great lengths to possess it.

A well written blend of mystery, murder and art The Hypnotist held my attention to such a degree that I finished the 412 page novel in a single afternoon. There are masterful plot overlaps, that add rather then detract from the book and the descriptions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where a good portion of the book is centered) had me smiling in joyful remembrance of the numerous times I've walked through its exhibits.

Definitely a must read for fans of mystery, art, thrillers or those intrigued by the prospect of reincarnation. And, luckily for all of my fellow bookworms, M.J Rose and her publishers have offered up a copy to one of you lovelies!

The giveaway is for a hard copy of the novel (available to US and Canadian readers only, No PO boxes,please) or a PDF copy which will be available to any lucky reader regardless of where in the world you are! The contest will run until June 16th, with the winner being announced on the 17th.

To enter:
*Be or become a follower of my blog and leave a comment (let me know if you follow through blogger, rss, etc), making sure you leave an email address or have a public blogger profile so I can contact you. If I cannot contact you, then I'll have to pick another winner.

*That's it! Happy summer reading, lovelies.

Thank you to Lisa at TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the review copy of this book. If you'd like to read what others thought of the novel, click the TLC icon above.


  1. Mm, I want to read a good selection of books set in NYC, so if I win this one I won't have to fight with myself to find the right series!

    P.S. I LOVE when a book surprises me ;-)

  2. Danni, this sounds quite intriguing, though I am loathe to read Book #3 without reading the first two. But I would love to try it out. Please enter me in your giveaway, as I am always and eternally looking for new books and authors!!

  3. I'm glad to know you can pick this one up without having read the previous books!

    So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's facebook page today. :)

  4. Thank you so much for hosting this tour today. I found you over at Hanging with Bells and have signed up to follow. This book sounds really interesting to me and I would love to win a copy. Be well and I look forward to reading more of what you have to share.


  5. Just found you through TLC book tours on facebook & liked your page...hope that counts as a follower because the book sounds awesome.


  6. Please enter my name, I am a devoted blogger follower. ;-) Thank you so much for this wonderful offer.

  7. This sounds like my kind of book, please put my name in the pointy hat :) I'm a blogger follower.

  8. I follow by google reader as cenya2.
    I have read soooo much about this book, that I would like to read it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com