The Fortune Teller

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.

The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele’s life. But what happened to the tarot deck? As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele can’t shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Bossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there’s more to Semele’s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him?

The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere—someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes it’s up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

My Review

I have to be honest that in the beginning, when I was reading the summary I was intrigued. Yet, something changed after I picked up the book and I had doubts. So, I put it back down without starting it. After a little while, I came back to the book as you could say my curiosity got the better of me. After, reading this book, I now, I wished that I did not wait so long to pick up this book. #Instalove

Right from the beginning there was an aura of mystery and intrigue that pulled me into the story as well as the characters. Semele's love for her work made me find it interesting. Theo was a bit of a mystery himself. As the story progressed, more and more information was revealed about him.

However, the real meat of the story was the manuscript. The way that the story alternated from the past to the present was seamless. The deeper Semele dug into the history of the manuscript the richer the story got. The Fortune Teller is a fascinating read steeped in an rich storyline with intriguing characters!


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