"A nail-biting, futuristic thriller that is guaranteed to keep you up at night"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted August 28, 2015
Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Fantasy Urban
Peri Reed is a drafter, an agent with the ability to
shift time and thus alter the current circumstances in
her favor. Unfortunately, drafting also has a negative
side as it causes Peri to lose some of her memories and
only a person skilled to be her anchor can help her
recreate those memories. A recent assignment has created
a dilemma for Peri as she finds herself on a list of
corrupt government agents, but Peri doesn't remember
being corrupt. Who can she trust in this world of
constantly shifting histories, when even her own memory
Kim Harrison kicks off the Peri Reed Chronicles in
spectacular fashion with THE DRAFTER. Kim Harrison
introduces us to her complex and multilayered world as
she expertly weaves together the various timelines Peri
experiences through her drafts. I love the concept behind
THE DRAFTER and I absolutely devoured the storyline. Kim
Harrison does a magnificent job at building the tension
and intrigue as we wonder who, if anyone, can be trusted.
However, as much as I love world building (and the world
building is nothing short of superb), it is Peri's
character who truly makes THE DRAFTER so unique. I love
watching Peri confidently navigate a world that often has
missing gaps as she quickly assesses and learns to trust
her own intuition, even when she can't trust her
memories. Peri is used to being catered to by her anchor,
and watching her blossom into a woman willing to stand on
her own is emotionally satisfying.
And oh, the secondary characters! I want to know more
about Silas, Jack, Allen, and even Bill and Fran as Kim
Harrison creates characters who are intriguing even when
we wonder if they are the bad guys. I won't reveal
spoilers but there are some deliciously good villains in
THE DRAFTER and part of the fun is sorting out just who
THE DRAFTER is a nail-biting, futuristic thriller that is
guaranteed to keep you up at night. I know it definitely
cost me some hours of sleep as I had to know what was
going to happen next! Kim Harrison showed us with her
Hollows series she was a master at world building
and she proves it yet again with THE DRAFTER. THE DRAFTER
is perhaps the best book I've ever read involving time
travel and I can't wait to see what happens next in the
In the first explosive book in the Peri Reed Chronicles, Kim
Harrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the
Hollows series, blazes a new frontier with an
edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until
the very end.
Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved
and betrayed by the covert government organization that
trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a
renegade on the run. Donít forgive and never forget has
always been Periís creed. But her day job makes it
difficult: she is a drafter, possessed of a rare, invaluable
skill for altering time, yet destined to forget both the
history she changed and the history she rewrote.
When Peri discovers her name is on a list of corrupt
operatives, she realizes that her own life has been
manipulated by the agency. Her memory of the previous three
years erased, she joins forces with a mysterious rogue
soldier in a deadly race to piece together the truth about
her fateful final task. Her motto has always been only to
kill those who kill her first. But with nothing but
intuition to guide her, will she have to break her own rule
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