The Reaper's Game

  • by Layton Green
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this pulse-pounding novella, Amazon best-selling author Layton Green crafts another chilling, atmospheric entry in what critics have called "the most original series in years."
Is it murder from beyond the grave...or the final ruse of a twisted serial killer?
Three years ago, a deranged murderer dubbed the Halloween Killer butchered half a dozen people in New Orleans. He was caught and sentenced to die. Just before his execution, the Halloween Killer vowed to take revenge on the district attorney who put him behind bars.
Less than a week after the lethal injection, Sebastian Gichaud, a wealthy playboy grieving over the death of his mother, throws on a black cloak and hacks the prosecutor to death with a giant scythe. Not only did Sebastian appear to be fulfilling the serial killer's last wish - he claimed that he was the Halloween Killer.
Now, as the anniversary of the grisly murder approaches, Sebastian is facing trial. No one will touch the case. In a desperate attempt to save his son, Sebastian's father hires Viktor Radek, professor of religious phenomenology, to investigate.
If Sebastian is guilty, Viktor wonders, then why are he and his associate Dominic Grey being warned off the case? And why did the Halloween Killer visit a series of reincarnation experts before his death?
None of Professor Radek's doubts might matter, because he and Grey face the impossible task of convincing an Orleans Parish jury that Sebastian Gichaud is either a prisoner in his own mind - or possessed by the spirit of the Halloween Killer.
(Note to fans of the Dominic Grey series: The Reaper's Game is a standalone novella that takes place earlier in time than The Shadow Cartel.)


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#5 in the series but a first for me!

When starting a series during a mid-point there are a couple of questions that can naturally arise.

1. Was I able to understand who the main players were quickly or did I feel lost?
In this case, I got interested in the main characters of Grey and Victor quickly and became intrigued by them. I never felt lost while listening but did feel like I might appreciate the story more if I went back.

2. After reading this do I want to go back and read the books that came before?
Yes, I do want to go back and listen to the other books in the series which speaks to the ability of this one to hold my interest. It was a fairly quick listen and I was never really sure of where the plot resolution would come from.

Whenever I have had a chance to hear Peter Berkrot's narration, I have always enjoyed it and this was no exception. Character dialog was easy to follow because I could easily identify the unique voice he gave to each speaking part. When it comes to tone, I think he does menacing and sinister really well which fits well with the subject matter.
Lastly, I feel it only fair to note that I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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- Casey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2017
  • Publisher: Layton Green