Seduction by evil or seduction via own hidden desires…,

SeductionSeduction by M.J. Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The writing in this book was like a delectable treat, each page a different layer of expertise waiting to lifted from the page. Rose does have a way with words. Nothing overly pretentious or any attempts at pseudo intellectual space filling drivel. Instead it was a steady stream of confident and beautiful prose.
The author mixes the boundaries of fact and fiction. Intermingling the life of Victor Hugo with the fictitious plot.
The fact that the main character Jac relives the past lives of others, as opposed to her own, isn’t reincarnation as one knows it per se. It wasn’t delved into enough and left me with unanswered questions. Why does she see the trodden path of others? How is she linking into that memory? I wonder where the author is going to take that particular gift or experience in possible future books.
There are two storylines, the Gaspard’s grandfather and his obsession with the occult and finding V.Hugo’s written account of what he discovered during his stay in Jersey. At times I felt that was a little ambititious with one story vying for more attention than the other. It made some of the scenarios seem a little out of sync with the rest of the book..
In the end I think the title of this book gives an indication of the real meaning and message in this book. Seduced by the devil? The devil within or just the subconscious desires that rear their heads. The forbidden desires that need to be silenced by others and those that have them by hiding behind a mysticism that can neither be proven or disproved.
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

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