The Reaper Follows by Heather Graham

April 2nd, 2024 Kimberly Review 3 Comments

2nd Apr

The Reaper Follows is the fourth novel in the romantic suspense series, Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI by Heather Graham, and the story of the final horsemen. With a cultlike following, the danger increases for Amy and Hunter as they close in on the mastermind.

The Reaper Follows by Heather Graham
The Reaper Follows
by Heather Graham
Series: Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Death comes for everyone.

Deep in the Florida Everglades, the body of a woman is discovered in pieces, presumably ravaged by an alligator. Upon closer inspection, it’s determined no animal could make such perfectly precise cuts. Only a blade could do that. Wielded by a human. Soon, dozens of oil drums emerge amid the river of grass. Each one packed to the brim with body parts.

FDLE special agent Amy Larson and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, share a bad feeling that extends beyond the horrifying nature of the grim discovery. They’ve seen this kind of sadistic killing before, and when a small beige horse is discovered at the bottom of one of the barrels, they know exactly what it means. The fourth horseman of the apocalypse rides a pale horse—and his name is Death.

With so many bodies to identify, connecting one victim to the next is easier said than done. But finding a pattern in the chaos might be the only way Amy and Hunter can zero in on the killer, testing their skills as agents—and their relationship—like never before. And when the disturbing trail of clues signals these slayings are just the beginning, the agents will have to return to where it all started before it’s too late. The apocalypse is coming, and Hunter and Amy have only one chance to stop it, even if it means sacrificing each other.


We are drawing closer to the mastermind, as bodies are discovered in the Everglades and the detectives narrow in on groups & churches. This has been a fun case which began in the Everglades of Florida and took us cross country. Larson, a Florida State Detective, has been on the case with FBI Agent Forrest since the beginning and the villain seems to have moved his focus to her.

Because of the overall series arc, I recommend reading them in the order of their release. The romance has been solid and spread through the books. I like both Amy and Hunter. Amy has instinct as a detective and we’ve gotten to them both well.

I struggled a little with this one and skimmed areas to pick up the pace. The mystery pulled in several suspects, and getting to the leader was easy with twists and reveals. Overall, it was a solid read. I loved the concept of the four horsemen and the ultimate goal of the villain. It was easy to see how some were persuaded to follow them, and how others backed out before crossing the line. Cult tactics were used on these people and some felt more like victims.

Fans of romantic suspense and FBI thrillers will enjoy the Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI series.

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About Heather Graham

Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake. New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows, and for Harlequin's mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

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3 Responses to “The Reaper Follows by Heather Graham”

  1. Katherine

    I’ve read the previous books in the series and really enjoyed them. I didn’t realize this one had come out! Adding it to my TBR and will get it right away. I’m glad to see you enjoyed it overall. I do find that Graham struggles a bit with a series that focuses on the same people for more than a few books. I think the Krewe books work because for the most part it’s a different couple every book or so.