The Hypnotist (The Reincarnationist) by M.J. Rose
This book is third in a series of books written by M.J. Rose. However, this is the first one I have read.
Agent Lucian Glass is on the trail of Malachi Samuels of the Phoenix Foundation who is after the Memory tools that could prove whether people are reincarnated. Lucien’s first love Solange was killed during a heist of a Matisse that was stolen 20 years earlier which may be tied to Samuels’ quest for the artifacts. Lucien becomes involved with Emmeline, who is Solange’s cousin and Lucian starts to believe that Solange has been reincarnated as Emmeline. Could it be true?
Unfortunately, it took me a very long time to get through this book. I don’t know if it was because it was about artifacts and the art world (of which I’m not a connoisseur) or that I had not read the previous two books, or that the story itself seemed to drag on for me and I kept getting everyone mixed up. Nevertheless, it was not a good read for me.