Title: Lost Reaper
Author: Shelley Russell Nolan
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
For twenty-five year old Tyler Morgan, being murdered was easy. Easy in comparison with working for the Grim Reaper.
Jonathon Grimm may have brought her back from the dead in exchange for working as a reaper for her hometown, Easton, but she has to find his lost reaper before she can enjoy her second chance at life.
Only … the lost reaper isn’t actually lost. He has a new body and a new life and no intention of turning himself in, even if it means giving Tyler her life back.
Tyler begins the grisly task of reaping the souls of Easton’s dead while searching for the reaper. He could be anyone – the intriguing detective, Sam Lockwood; the handsome, wealthy Chris Bradbury; or the serial killer stalking the women of Easton. Women who bear an uncanny resemblance to Tyler.
But what is the ancient secret, hidden from mankind, that has motivated Grimm to choose Tyler for the morbid task?
As the killer closes in and Grimm’s deadline draws closer, Tyler discovers she is fighting a much bigger threat than the Grim Reaper and time is running out for everyone.
Lost Reaper is an interesting and refreshing read. The plot as well as the characters are thought out and well written. When you death and love triangles you can’t go wrong!
The main character Tyler finds herself in a very sticky situation leading to her ultimately agreeing to undefined terms given by none other than the Grim Reaper. She finds out that her best friend isn’t really that greatest of a best friends. Her boyfriend is a pig…no better way to put it. And she draws the interest of two men, who she repeatedly states she needs to stay away from. Did I mention that these two men have ‘issues’ of their own? One is a detective that is getting a little too cozy to a possible victim of a serial killer and the other is a rich boy that goes through girls like it’s nothing.
The secondary characters are well placed throughout the novel. They have a purpose and each has a defined personality that adds to the suspense, heartache, love, and mystery within the pages. It makes you wonder till the very end as small clues are slowly solved within the novel, but the action stays until the very end. The little twists and turns keep you on your toes. The romance aspect did seemed a little rushed or just weird at times. The attraction between the detective especially seemed a little misplaced, like he only liked her because another man –that he hated in a way- was making moves on her. Then there is the whole twistedness of the serial killer…no spoilers!
The plot is original and the subplot of a serial killer adds in a positive way. All the little things are revealed linking things together, which is something I just love within stories. You read through scenes and once everything is reveals you see how things fit together that you didn’t even realize. The only thing that did get me to disconnect a little bit was the very beginning. We are introduced to the main character Tyler when her character in comes to her end. It would have been nice to read a little more about her until the unthinkable happens, but as the story progressed it didn’t hinder relating to her character thankfully.
There are slow parts, but there are great action scenes as well. The ending left you waiting for more since there is the threat of an impending attack on her and other characters, but yet it gives you a happy ending…for now. I recommend giving Lost Reaper a chance if you love the supernatural, the afterlife and the underworld. And especially if you love reapers!