The Memorist by M.J. Rose, 464 pages.
M.J.Rose is an international bestselling author of nine novels and the coauthor of two nofiction books on marketing. She is a founding member and board memeber of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors AuthorBuzz.com. She runs two popular blogs Buzz, Balls & Hype and Backstory.
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My reading life has few surprises - I either research or get recommendations on every title I choose. So I was a tiny bit heisitant to read this book as part of a TLC Book Tour, unsure if I was the right girl for the job. But I trust Lisa and Trish, and was honored they asked me to particpate. I began the book a month early "just in case", but finished in two days.
A gift or a curse? Meer Logan has been battling The Dreads since she was a child - is she lapsing into a memory of a past life, or just experiencing bizarre daydreams? Her father and Dr. Samuels believe her to be reincarnated...she is looking for a more rational explanation. When her father comes into possession of a letter written by Beethoven which contains a valuable clue to Mozart's rumored magic flute, Meer heads to Vienna to see what other secrets the letter holds. And she is quickly drawn into a dangerous search for the flute that involves deception and a terrorist plot.
I'm pleased to report The Memorist totally delivers on all counts. International thriller, historical mystery, woven amidst a tale of one man's revenge and another's desperation, this book is quite a ride. I am in awe of the author's ability to juggle so many characters and complex storylines without confusing the reader. And the suspense continues to build in each chapter as the mystery of the flute begins to unravel. Since I don't believe in reincarnation, I wondered if that would be a hindrance - let me assure you, fellow skeptic, it was not. All this to say, allow yourself to be surprised by a good book.
If you are an orderly type, there is a prequel - The Reincarnationist. Will there be a sequel? I hope so.