Reviews for The persuasion (Book)

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A couple inconveniently at odds with each other battle a sociopath in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Continuing the battle against evil she and Seth Caleb joined when they rescued Seth's sister, Lisa, in Mind Game (2017), Jane MacGuire becomes a target of people seeking to take advantage of Seth's dangerous gift of killing people using his mind as a weapon. This time Jane and her 10-year-old brother, Michael, are targeted by Stefano Luca, a ruthless sociopath who’s used art theft to finance his fanatical determination to become a modern Medici. First a portrait that looks just like Jane is stolen from a Scottish castle, replaced by a photograph of her dripping in blood. Soon after Seth suddenly turns up at an archaeological dig in Wales where Jane and Michael are staying, someone shoots at them. Michael is psychic, and even though the siblings’ parents, Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, don’t encourage him to use his skills, he’s communicating psychically with a boy in Italy who’s been tortured. Jane may have ended her relationship with Seth, but he'll do anything to keep her safe, and their sexual attraction smolders even while they squabble. Now they must combine their skills and talents to take down Luca, who’ll stop at nothing to bring his dream to fruition. Familiar characters and a touch of the supernatural can’t overcome the derivative plot and lack of terror or suspense. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.