Monday, 16 May 2016

Spring Reads: The Drafter by Kim Harrison

Pocket Books; 560 pages; $7.99; Amazon
I'm going to try to play catch up today starting with my review for The Drafter by the #1 New York Bestselling author, Kim Harrison. The hardcover was released last fall, and the paperback arrived in bookstores last month.

The Drafter is book one in The Peri Reed Chronicles. Set in Detroit in 2030, the novel centers on Peri Reed, a woman with an unique ability to travel back in time briefly. She works for the government as a "Drafter" to alter time/ history; though she typically forgets what she has changed in the past.

Peri's life seems to be going just fine, well, until she learns that her name is on a list of corrupt operatives and that she has been set up by her own agency. The last three years of her life has been erased from her memory. Now she must go on the run, and use her "Drafter" abilities to set things right.

The paperback features a 65-page prequel called "Sideswiped."

Final Thoughts: The Drafter is the complete opposite of the author's Hollows series, giving us readers a different character set in the not-to-distant future. The main character here, Peri Reed, is instantly likable. It me took a few chapters to get into the story, which started a little slow, but eventually the pacing picked up and I got interested in it. Overall, while The Drafter isn't exactly perfect, but it still turned out to an entertaining read.

Make sure to look for the ebook Hollows/Peri Reed crossover novella Waylaid.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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