THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M.J. Rose

THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS

KIRKUS REVIEW

Jac L’Etoilemythologist, historian and TV host—becomes embroiled in a quest to find a lost potion that might promise immortality, while revisiting a past love and navigating a dangerous mystery.

She just lost her beloved brother, a renowned perfumer, to a quick, mysterious illness. Following his death-bed request that she visit an eccentric heiress in Barbizon, France, Jac is once again confronted with evidence that she has the ability to access past lives through stunningly realistic visions. The heiress’s chateau is filled with museum-quality treasures, and it was once home to Catherine de Medici’s perfumer, René le Florentine—who may have mixed up a poison, too, here or there. During her visit, Jac discovers an ancient book detailing René’s lifelong pursuit of a potion that would bring the two people he loved most back to life, but the more information she finds regarding his hunt, the more she realizes there might be a dark legacy attached to it, which might be connected to her brother’s death. Jac’s visit to Barbizon will reconnect her to Griffin, the only man she’s ever loved, and force her to use all her intelligence, instincts and gifts to ensure they both survive a dangerous obsession—since it’s becoming increasingly clear that she and Griffin have traveled this path together before. Best-selling author Rose has created a captivating world where reincarnation exists, then built historical and romantic tension around past lives and a modern-day mystery. This book, the third featuring Jac L’Etoile, seems to be the culmination of her journey, and it’s a compelling, imaginative look at one woman’s intersection with history.

A suspenseful and enigmatic story, with gripping historical details and the paranormal subtext Rose has become famous for, which will please her many fans.

Pub Date: April 8th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4516-2153-2
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Atria
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2014




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