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Overview

Who is the man behind the mask? When everything is taken from him, Detective Adam White must choose what's most important. Does he stick to the heroic ideals which made him a famed paragon of justice and take down a murderous madman? Or does he give in to his vigilante impulses, avenge his wife's murder, and become the type of killer he's hunted for so many years?

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ISBN-13: 9781615727537
Publisher: Caliburn Press
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Grim 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Joseph Spencer in his new book, “Grim” Book One in the Sons of Darkness series published by Damnation Books, LLC brings us into the life of Adam White.Joseph Spencer in his new book, "Grim" Book One in the Sons of Darkness series published by Damnation Books, LLC brings us into the life of Adam White. From the back cover: Who is the man behind the mask? When everything is taken from him, Detective Adam White must choose what's most important. Does he stick to the heroic ideals which made him a famed paragon of justice and take down a murderous madman? Or does he give in to his vigilante impulses, avenge his wife's murder, and become the type of killer he's hunted for so many years? "Grim" is a detective story. Adam White is the cop who is trying to solve a series of grisly murders. Heath Grim may or may not be the serial murderer and what role does Cyrus Black play in all this? Adam White also would like revenge and since the killer is killing bad guys should Adam join forces with him or continue to hunt him down? I knew "Grim" was going to be a dark book before I asked for it. What I was not aware of was the paranormal aspect of this book. There are demons and possessions that have nothing to do with a detective story. Then there is the R-rated language which I was also not prepared for. The story itself is very complex and is well handled. I did not appreciate all those secondary elements which I felt seriously detracted from the book. This is my opinion. If you can handle gory, paranormal, dark supernatural story elements with cursing then you most certainly will enjoy this book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." onials in Advertising.”
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
GRIM by Joseph Spencer is a gory paranormal crime thriller. Debut author novel. If you don't enjoy gory,gritty,thrillers read no further. If you do than "Grim"is the story for you,for it is not only gory,but gritty,and very complex. Filled with bad guys,corruption,death,secrets,a series of gory murders,justice,and a very dark thriller with a few twists and turns. The list of characters reads like a who's who of badness, including Heath Grim,war hero with scars inside and out,Adam White,police officer,crime fighter nicknamed "White Knight" whose wife has also fallen victim,and thug,mafia type,gang leader,Cyrus Black. While this is mostly an all male cast it is well written. If you are looking for romance,not gonna find it with "Grim". Fast paced,filled with action,fighting injustice,and a nagging question,will the good guy become a bad guy to get the justice he is so looking for? And would you chose revenge over forgiveness? "Grim" is a very dark,complex thriller,with a "Batman" feel to it. I enjoyed "Grim",which thrillers are not my usual cup of tea,but be warned do not read it way into the night. Mr. Spencer has written a well constructed story with engaging characters who are forced with a moral dilemma. Again, if you enjoy Thrillers,with mystery and suspense than "Grim" is for you. Pick it up!A debut novel and an author to watch for in the future. Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: HOT REVIEWED BY: AprilR,(Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More)
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Joseph pens "Grim" in an original complex plot with plenty of twists and turns. With his good cast of characters mixed in with terror, suspense and the dark story line, it will keep you turning the pages. In my opinion, this is not a book for readers under 18 with all the gore and darkness, but I would recommend it to adult readers who love the suspense and gore. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
Grim, by Joseph Spencer, covers a series of murders that have occured. Heath Grim is a war veteran who has scars on his face and is rarely seen without a mask. Though Heath's best friend has been dead for a couple of years, Heath has been known to still have conversations with him in his head! Adam White is a renowned police officer who is tasked to investigate the murders that have occurred. Adam is seen as a hero. When new murders begin to happen that are similar to those before, Adam fights to solve them and put an end to it all. Especially since Adams wife is one of the people who fell victim to the awful crimes. Cyrus Black is a man who's bad side you don't want to be on. He's a city thug who seems to have his hands in everything, as well as everyone within the city on his payroll, including the mayor. Cyrus takes a dislike to Adam, and therefore makes Adams life a living hell. The more you read, the more secrets you begin to uncover about each of the characters. I enjoyed Grim. I think the author did a great job with this story. It was a little on the gory side, so not for those who are a little on the sensitive side when it comes to the genre. I feel that the author did the gore tastefully though! I would definitely read more by this author, and I would recommend it to any one who likes a gory style thriller!
PaulJWagner More than 1 year ago
Grim is a complex, gritty and often gory tale that’s hard to put down. A murder investigation leads virtuous detective Adam White to Heath Grim, a reclusive, enigmatic man who wears a mask to conceal his disfigurement. But as the ‘White Knight’ digs deeper into the case, it appears that Heath might not be the only one harboring dark secrets. We meet a fascinating, richly woven cast of characters—some living, some dead—whose warped motives eventually collide in a surprising and satisfying finale. Grim will keep you guessing until the end…and looking forward to the next installment in Joseph Spencer’s Sons of Darkness series.
Erlessard More than 1 year ago
Overview: Grim is a story about bad guys fighting bad guys. There’s a couple of innocents who either get corrupted or killed or [can't say...spoiler], but the majority of the story is about the bad guys. The deaths are very descriptive and this is not a book I would suggest to someone with a week stomach. At times, the descriptions seem to be so extreme in the gore and horror that I found it humorous. This happened more in the beginning of the book as I was still trying to gain emotional attachment to the characters. As a lover of horror, I was thrilled that no two deaths were alike in this book. With dozens of deaths, that was no small feat. Characters: I was overwhelmed at the beginning of the story. There are quite a few characters introduced and it isn’t the typical bad guys vs good guys. Good guys are in short supply in this book. After I sorted out who was who around 25% in, I really liked how diverse and complex even the minor characters were in the book. The cast is primarily male, yet it didn’t seem off balanced The female characters are more “off screen” but they still have big impacts in the story. Plot: Heath delivers “justice” under the whims of Abbadon. Cryus runs a mafia that controls most of Prairieville; all opposition is eliminated Adam is dubbed the “White Knight” and is Prairieville’s only hope to solve the endless murders that happen in this town. The three men’s dark lives collide and there’s no guarantee that any of them will survive. I wasn’t a fan of the beginning, but the middle and end of the book were deliciously perfect. I had no idea what to expect until it happened. I don’t think the psychological horror was as strong as it could of been, but the descriptions and gore were amazingly done. Ending: Perhaps I’m slightly morbid, but I found myself cheering at the creative ways certain characters died…particularly in the big stand off. I loved the humor and appropriate song choices. I was hoping for a different ending, but I can’t say that I’m disappointed or surprised. It had a nice little twist that made me wish there was at least another 50 pages. Then again, I’m not sure there would be any characters left at the end. (I have received a copy for review from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.)
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tbower86 More than 1 year ago
Grim by Joseph Spencer definitely lives up to its name: the tale Spencer tells paints a grim picture of murder, suffering, and moral corruption in the town of Prairieville. It begins with Heath Grim awakening naked and covered in blood, performing a bizarre ritual while staring into a mirror at his reflection with demonic eyes. Immediately, the reader knows that the tone of this story will be bleak and terrifying. This terror continues as the scene shifts to Detective Adam White as he investigates a crime scene at Marino State Hospital; the murders are so gruesome that they cause White to vomit…and he has been on the job for over ten years. Over the next few chapters, the reader gathers the backstory for the main cast of characters. In the town of Prairieville, the Marino crime family used to run the show with The Reaper doing their dirty work. Now, the Black family is in charge, The Reaper is supposedly dead, and the mayor is in Cyrus Black’s pocket. In addition to the seedy deals of Cyrus Black, two years ago gruesome murders started happening again in the same place that The Reaper did his work. This story raises numerous questions for the reader: who is Heath Grim? Is The Reaper really dead? Are the gruesome murders and Cyrus Black connected or are they two separate evils? In order to answer these questions and more, the reader must continue down the path of terror and suspense to find the truth. Ultimately, the murders are solved in a period of less than two weeks; the short time frame of the novel adding to the overall suspense. Readers will be amazed at the amount of detail that Spencer uses as he weaves a tale about numerous characters that all have elaborate backstories. By the end of the novel, the reader questions what he thought he knew as new details are brought to light about past events. Up until the very end, the mystery is maintained as to how all of the murders are related. Grim is for readers who enjoy elaborate stories full of terror and suspense; the mystery is not just about who is committing the murders, but also about the human condition overall – what causes people to develop a taste for blood? Is anyone immune or does every person have their breaking point?