Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday--Seduction

The Waiting on Wednesday concept is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to highlight a forthcoming title that I am (not so) patiently waiting for.

This week's anticipated book is:   Seduction: A Novel of Suspense
                                                  Seduction: A Novel of Suspense by M.J. Rose

Publication Date:  May 7, 2013
Publisher:  Atria Books
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Overview from
From the author of The Book of Lost Fragrances comes a haunting novel about a grieving woman who discovers the lost journal of novelist Victor Hugo, awakening a mystery that spans centuries.

In 1843, novelist Victor Hugo’s beloved nineteen-year-old daughter drowned. Ten years later, Hugo began participating in hundreds of séances to reestablish contact with her. In the process, he claimed to have communed with the likes of Plato, Galileo, Shakespeare, Dante, Jesus—and even the Devil himself. Hugo’s transcriptions of these conversations have all been published. Or so it was believed.

Recovering from her own losses, mythologist Jac L’Etoile arrives on the Isle of Jersey—where Hugo conducted the séances—hoping to uncover a secret about the island’s Celtic roots. But the man who’s invited her there, a troubled soul named Theo Gaspard, has hopes she’ll help him discover something quite different—Hugo’s lost conversations with someone called the Shadow of the Sepulcher.

What follows is an intricately plotted and atmospheric tale of suspense with a spellbinding ghost story at its heart, by one of America’s most gifted and imaginative novelists.

My thoughts:  M.J. Rose is a talented storyteller who masterfully weaves rich, fascinating historical research into inventive plots that transport readers into thrilling adventures.  I loved The Book of Lost Fragrances and look forward to immersing myself in another M.J. Rose novel.


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