The Memorist - Reincarnationist, Bk 2 Author:M. J. Rose International bestseller M.J. Rose has written a gripping and unforgettable novel about a woman paralyzed by the past, a man robbed of his future, and a centuries old secret. The dreads are back. As a child, Meer Logan was haunted by memories of another time and place, always accompanied by the faint strains of elusive music. — Now the past has r... more »eached out again in the form of a strange letter that sets her on a journey to Vienna to unlock the mystery of who she once was. With each step, she comes closer to remembering connections between a clandestine reincarnationist society, a lost flute linked to Ludwig van Beethoven, and David Yalom, a journalist who understands all too well how the past affects the future. David knows loss first hand --t errorism is a reality that cost him his family. He's seen every solution promised by security experts around the world -- and he's seen every solution fail. Now, in a concert hall in Vienna, he plans to force the world to understand the cost of those failures in a single, violent act. Because those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ...« less
A successful follow-up to the Reincarnationist (although this could be read as a stand-alone), MJ Rose again is following the stories and agonies of those haunted by half-remembered past lives. Meer has suffered from her "flashbacks" since her childhood and her father has searched for answers to help her. When his studies of Judaica bring him in touch with some secret history involving Beethoven and a "memory flute" Meer is brought into a tangled web of deceit and secrecy.
Again, the flashes back to past lives are somewhat important to the character relationships, but can be a tad difficult to follow. All in all, a bit less enjoyable than the previous book, but a good entertaining read that challenges man's common beliefs about life here and now...and what came before.
This is the second in a series. The premise is really interesting to me as it is about previous life memories and reincarnation. This book really grabbed me and took me along on the voyage. It intrigued me to the point that I read the first book, The Reincarnationist. That book, while interesting, was not as good as the second. I am looking forward to the third book, the Hypnotist.