Book Review: In Session by M.J. Rose

October 22, 2011


In Session by M.J. Rose is a short book which contains three short stories. This is a unique book because Ms. Rose uses three fictional characters of other authors who visit her creation – a sex therapist.

  • ASIN: B005OLJ3VC

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In Session by M.J. Rose (web­site | Twit­ter) is a likeable book and interesting as well. The book flatly falls under the category of “fan fiction” but it is written by an established and successful author.

The common denominator between all stories is Ms. Rose’s creation of sex-therapist Dr. Morgan Snow who analyzes three famous fictional characters Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone and Barry Eisler’s John Rain.

When I read the synopsis for the book, the first thing that came into my mind was how will Ms. Rose come up with reasons to put Reacher, the drifter, Malone, the covert agent (or former) and Rain, an assassin, on a sex therapist’s couch?

After all, many men much less formidable than those three would ever agree to such a session.

Ms. Rose actually managed to do this. She used various creative techniques and delving into the characters’ psyche and giving them a new dimension.

Overall, a very interesting book, a short, quick read and well worth it especially if you are a fan of one or more of the characters.

If you decided to get the audio version it is narrated by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. This version also features Dick Hill, Scott Brick and Barry Eisler reprising their roles of Reacher, Malone and Rain.

Proceeds from the audiobook and some from the e-book are going to David Baldacci’s Wish You Well Foundation, which supports family literacy. In Session is available at and on Kindle for $1.99.


The book contains 3 short stories:
Extenuating Circumstances: featuring Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone. A woman who wants help for her lover prompts Dr. Snow, sex therapist, to go overseas in order to meet with the man.

Decisions, Decisions: featuring Barry Eisler’s John Rain. In this story Dr. Snow steps out of her comfort zone into a world of gray, where the lines between good and evil are intertwined.

Knowing You’re Alive: featuring Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Dr. Snow finds an unexpected savior but doesn’t miss the opportunity for some one-on-one therapy.

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Disclaimer: I got this book for free
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Article first published as Book Review: In Session by M.J. Rose on Blogcritics.

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