Review: Lost Reaper

cover94439-medium.pngThe first dead body I ever saw was my own.

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 chose 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.


When it comes to Lost Reaper I was hooked from the first line of the blurb. Not the book, but the blurb. There was just such a cool tone that touched every inch of this story and it kept me hooked throughout. I’m not sure if I’ve read any Grim Reaper stories before, but Shelly Russell Nolan has me on the hunt for some more. If you have any recommendations, let me know!

Tyler’s death was easy compared to her new life reaping the souls of the people in her town. There were a lot of levels to the plot here and while I was never quite sure where the story was guessing, all of the pieces came together nicely. Tyler was also a strong, dynamic character. Her personal life crumbled pretty quickly but she was able to bounce back. Seeing the mystery unfold from her perspective made for an interesting guessing game of figuring out who the murderer really was.

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