Author: Joseph Gangemi
Is Mina the real thing? Or a skilled charlatan? And what about her ob/gyn husband or any of the other odd characters Martin finds in and connected to the Crawley household? As he tries to get to the truth of Mina's apparent abilities, Martin finds his objectivity in danger as he falls under Mina's bewitching manner.
I majored in psychology and was intrigued by the subject and the time period, when hypnosis was a parlor game and spiritualism was the rage of society. But I was quickly sucked in by Gangemi's artful prose and clever turn of a phrase. Martin was a most capable narrator, perhaps more self-deprecating than deserved. The ending didn't answer every question and wasn't as definite or solid as I would have liked, but the vagueness of some of it fit the book's tone. This is one author I plan to read more books by.