Those who follow John Connolly’s mythos of bedeviled
detective Charlie Parker have been wondering since the conclusion
of 2007’s THE UNQUIET precisely what Parker would do next.
His license pulled and his family gone, Parker would seem to be on
the verge of…something. But it appears that whatever it is
will have to wait a bit, as THE REAPERS goes in another direction
from Parker, though not entirely off his map. It is a trip that
fans of Connolly will savor from beginning to end.
THE REAPERS is principally the story of Louis, the enigmatic killer
who Parker occasionally calls upon for backup. The narrative cuts
back and forth in t