“'Seduction: A Novel of Suspense (Atria, $24.00), by the ever-resourceful M.J. Rose, transcends time, recounting the story of Victor Hugo's tragic loss of his daughter and his desperate attempts to contact her via seances. Fast forward to the present, when Jacinthe ' Jac' L'Etoile, a mythologist specializing in Celtic lore, probes the secrets of the Isle of Jersey, where Hugo communed with spirits and composed his journal. With alacrity, Rose interweaves mythology, the supernatural, psychoanalysis and Evil Incarnate, creating an amazing amalgam of narrative wonder. And, yes, M.J. Rose fans, there are reincarnationists in Seduction, and they will haunt you.'”
— Lynne Maxwell, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Pittsburgh, PA
“M. J. Rose's Seduction has just about everything a thriller fan could wish for.”
"Mysterious, haunting, and tragic, Seduction emerges
as a suspenseful alchemy of potent ingredients, beautifully blended, that
ignites your senses and leaves you aching for more."
-Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
"Seduction is an absolute pleasure to read -- clever, suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, learned, and engrossing. Some of the best historical fiction I've read in quite some time and just plain reading fun. M.J. Rose is at the top of her game, and that is saying something."
-David Liss, bestselling author of The Twelfth Enchantment
"A sophisticated book that plunges you into a sensual, fascinating world filled with secrets and dreams and ghosts. There's a sweeping, old-world feel to every page, and you'll want to stay here, spellbound, a very long time."
-Caroline Turgeon, author of Mermaid and The Fairest of Them All
“Rose’s growing fan base will probably devour this one.”
"Well-crafted paranormal novel of suspense. Rose is
especially good at recreating Hugo's despair...making his abandonment of
rationality all too plausible."
imagination and beautiful writing make this a book to savor."
"Rose interweaves mythology, the supernatural, psychoanalysis
and Evil Incarnate, creating an amazing amalgam of narrative
wonder... will haunt you."
"The sensuality, and the pure and utter dreamlike state
with which [Rose] writes is effortless and engaging, producing [a] story that’s
impossible to leave behind... drawing the reader into the depths of a sensual
mystery that they will truly never forget! This deserves a standing ovation!"
“Full of well-researched history, the paranormal, and modern
intrigue, this atmospheric tale of suspense is fully engrossing to those
willing to suspend their disbelief.”
"Readers will be enchanted by M.J. Rose's supernaturally charged novel Seduction, inspired by Victor Hugo's self-imposed exile on the British island of Jersey in the 1850s. Great elements of suspense are present -- a remote, misty island teeming with century-old Celtic ruins, an unreliable narrator who may or may not be going crazy."