The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose

The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose is the third book in the Reincarnationist series and FBI Lucian Glass remains on the trail of Dr. Malachai Samuels.

Reincarnation and the use of memory tools to reach deep into past lives reappears in this novel, alongside the use of hypnosis.  Glass is recovering from injuries sustained in The Memorist (If you missed my review of book 2, The Memorist, please check it out.), but he’s not eager to sit out the investigation on the sidelines.  In Vienna, he’s accosted while looking at the only translation of a list of memory tools, which would surely entice Samuels.

But there are other mysteries to be solved beyond who steals the list.  The Iranian government is eager to get its hands on a sculpture of Hypnos, even if it means court battles and other underhanded means.  Lucian’s past also resurfaces when a painting stolen from a framing shop where his girlfriend worked reappears more than 20 years later slashed to bits.

“Young and handsome, with sensitive eyes, sensuous lips and a finely wrought nose, his bone structure was elegant and the expression on his face was both sultry and serene . . . as if he was slipping into a dream himself.” (Page 105)

M.J. Rose carefully crafts a variety of characters and weaves in several story lines, while maintaining suspense and drama.  Not only are their mysteries to solve and memory tools to find, but Lucian must find himself and reconcile his past lives in order to move beyond the 20-year ball of pain he’s carried in his chest.  Overall, The Hypnotist is a fast-paced, absorbing read that will keep you on the edge of your seat this summer, but this thriller is a thinking-person’s game.  Can you solve the mysteries before FBI agent Glass?  The only way to find out is to pick up your copy or enter this giveaway!

About the Author:

M.J. Rose is the internationally bestselling author of several novels and two non-fiction books on marketing.  Check out her website, follow her on Twitter, and on Facebook. Check out a 100-page sampler from the Reincarnationist series.

The television series Past Life was based on Rose’s Reincarnationist series. The real stories about how she was inspired to write each book in this series as well as the knowledge she has about reincarnation and the art world make Rose an interesting and compelling blog guest. She’d love to visit.

Giveaway Details:  1 copy of The Hypnotist and a phoenix pin (US/Canada)

1.  Leave a comment on this post about whether you believe in reincarnation or not and why?

2.  Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you.

3.  Blog, Tweet, Facebook, etc. and leave me a link for an additional entry.

Deadline is August 13, 2010, 11:59 PM EST

This is my 13th book for the 2010 Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge.

Thanks to M.J. Rose, Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc., and TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of The Hypnotist for review.


  1. I’m so sorry for the long delay in getting over here to comment, but thank you so much for the terrific review, and for being on the tour. We really appreciate it. I’m glad you found this book absorbing.

  2. I don’t personally believe in reincarnation, but I do find the concept utterly fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

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  3. I don’t believe in it, but I don’t pretend that I know everything either, so maybe I’ll be surprised someday. Please enter me. stacybooks at yahoo

  4. Anita Yancey says

    I’m not sure if I believe in reincarnation or not. I didn’t use to but since then I have heard some odd stories that has me wondering. At this point I don’t think I am going to rule it out, but will keep an open mind. I have been wanting to read this book since it came out. Please enter me. Thanks!


  5. I dont believe in it. But it can make a interesting story. And can be a good way to draw in some historical aspects to a story.

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  6. Absolutely. I used to have vivid dreams and nightmares of things I couldn’t have known from over 60 years ago. I have to think that came from somewhere.

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  7. Great review Serena, it sounds like a good series.

  8. Mary (BookHounds) says

    No need to enter me — I just posted this at win a book for you.


  9. Dont count me in as I am overseas but I would have loved to be in the running for this book!!! Being from Asia with its widespread belief in reincarnation, this would have been a good book to read.

  10. Hi Serena! Fast paced, absorbing, edge of your seat.. sounds great to me! Thanks so much for being on the tour!

  11. No need to enter me, as I did not have a great experience with her other two books. I felt it was bordering on Scooby Doo/Da Vinci Code territory and I got frustrated. Despite that, I must give a nod to the setting and the exploration of past lives.

  12. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I don’t really believe in reincarnation anymore, but I used to back when I was in high-school!


  13. This sounds like a fantastic series – hopefully I can start it soon. No need to enter me.

  14. No need to enter me, as I already have the book. I’m glad to hear it sounds fast-paced and exciting. I thought the other two books in the series were pretty good. I’ll put your giveaway in my sidebar.

  15. Sounds like it has the same drama as the previous one, interesting


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