The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances : A Novel of Suspense

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A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author!
"A Secret Worth Dying For..."
Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother's suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality, and author.
When her brother, Robbie--who's taken over the House of L'Etoile from their father--contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she's skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret--leaving a dead body in his wake--Jac is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind.
Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie's disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra's time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it's not only worth living's worth killing for, too.
"The Book of Lost Fragrances" fuses history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of "Perfume" with the heartbreaking beauty of "The Time Traveler's Wife," coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 370 pages
  • 163 x 234 x 35mm | 535g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1451621302
  • 9781451621303
  • 632,308

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"Clever, with beguiling characters; a wonderful mixture of suspense and pace and good old fashioned storytelling, and the research never gets in the way of the plot."--Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre, and The Winter Ghosts
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About M J Rose

M. J. Rose is the international bestselling author of eleven novels, including "The Reincarnationist," "The Memorist," and "The Hypnotist." She is a founding member and board member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors:
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