Joseph Spencer - Grim

Monday, May 20, 2013

16. Grim by Joseph Spencer (2012)
The Sons of Darkness Series Book 1
Length: 232 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 17 May 2013
Finished: 20 May 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 April 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Joseph Spencer is a new author for me.


Heath Grim is a man of mystery, always careful to hide his disfigured face behind a black mask which he has worn since his return home from Iraq two years before. As the son of Armand Reapentier - the Enforcer for the Marino Family, known only as 'The Reaper' - Heath has sought vengeance against his father's killers for the past two years with no sign of success.

Detective Adam White is a man known to follow his own strict moral code, incorruptible and a seeker of justice. Known by the press as the 'White Knight', Adam can always be counted on to make sure that the  criminals are punished and that the innocent are protected at all cost. What the public doesn't realize is that Adam White has spent the past decade trapped within his own private hell, trying to track down his wife's killers to no avail.

When a series of ritualistic murders targeting the rival Black Family and credited to 'The Reaper' - a serial killer who has been dead for two years strike the populace, all signs point to the reclusive, mysterious Heath Grim. However, when everything he values is suddenly taken from him, Detective Adam White will face a choice - does he maintain the heroic ideals which have made him the famed paragon of justice and take down a murderous madman, or will he give into his vigilante impulses, avenge his wife's murder, and become the type of killer he has hunted for so many years?

I enjoyed this book very much, because I like stories which deal with paranormal themes. I will say that Grim by Joseph Spencer is perhaps not to everyone's taste - I must admit that I wasn't always sure whether certain characters deserved the punishment that they received. The plot was realistic in that it shows that the desire for righteous justice can often be tainted by the very human desire for vengeance. I give this book an A! and will certainly be on the lookout for more books by Joseph Spencer in the future.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

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