Friday, April 12, 2013

Review Wrap Up: Grim by Joseph Spencer

Paranormal Crime Thriller
Date Published: 9/1/12

Grim is a complex, gritty, and often gory tale which follows a series of grisly murders in Prairieville. The blood trail leads to a reclusive millionaire Heath Grim, who wears a mask to hide his war scars from the world, but he harbors a darker secret on the inside. Virtuous detective Adam White almost always gets his man, but he's haunted by the one case he's never closed - his wife's murder. When White is pushed to the limits of his sanity from a rising body count and a criminal kingpin who has turned crooked cops and corrupt politicians against him, will he be able to collar the killer? Or will a plot to tarnish his image and the killer's information on a common enemy turn White into the type of man he's hunted throughout his law enforcement career?


FANS of the darker side of paranormal will be amazed by this novel. Joseph spencer finds a way to invoke so much emotion in the reader throug the characters. the attention to detail has a way of pulling the reader in. definitely not for the faint of heart! 

This Book has averaged a 4*4 Rating from reviewers during this tour.
It is currently at 4.3*'s on Amazon.
Buy it for $5.95! 

This was a very busy book, and I don't mean that in a bad way. There was a TON going on. Yes, at first I was a little lost, but it didn't take me long to get into the swing of things. I'm so glad that I didn't give up! This book is a masterpiece of mystery/crime genre! It really is! The characters and story are so complex that Iwould have to write a book just to review this book! It's really that good!

Grim blew me away, the whole entire time I was reading it I thought I was watching a movie. Especially with all the thriller and suspense parts, It was an easy read but it does feel like its a long book only because Mr. Spencer added so much detail and depth into the characters and pretty much everything else that would get your imagination going. I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would, Once you get about 15 pages into the book you sort of get glued to it or basically go into the book yourself. Grim is one of those books that you can't put down and once you finish it you want to start it over again, the storyline was amazing. Anyone who loves to read Paranormal crime thrillers will be so intrigued by the synopsis.. Well more for what is in the pages, this was a first for me because I have never come across something like this. I would definitely chip in money just to get this to be made into a movie, and to see the characters come to life. It sure is movie worthy in my opinion. My favorite character would have to be Heath i have no Idea why but I liked him alot more maybe because he was a bit creepy. All in all it was a fantastic read which left me wanting more so that is always a great thing.  5 stars

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Joseph Spencer is the author of the Sons of Darkness series launched by his debut novel, Grim, on September 1, 2012. Work on his second book of the series, Wrage, is already underway and is expected to be released some time in 2013. 
The Sons of Darkness is a series of paranormal crime thrillers following investigations into mysterious deaths in the central Illinois city of Prairieville. Home of the notorious serial killer, The Reaper, Prairieville has had a history of violence centered on an ongoing feud between the Marino and Black organized crime families. When bodies start showing up again at the abandoned Marino State Hospital, many fear the Reaper has returned. The people of Prairieville are about to find out their problems stem from a supernatural source which has lurked in secret for decades. 
As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deductive logic of Sherlock Holmes, the heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for the tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer. 
Before Joseph took to spinning his own tales, he pursued a career in print sports journalism, graduating with honors from Clinton (IL) High School in 1996 and summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2000. He covered such events as NASCAR’s Subway 500 race in Martinsville, the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago, the Junior College World Series, and Minor League Baseball’s Midwest League All-Star Game during a ten-year career throughout the Midwest. Now, he works as an emergency telecommunications specialist with an Illinois police department. The combination of years of writing experience with a background working with law enforcement professionals gave rise to his writing aspirations. 
Joseph was married Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph and Amy look forward to their honeymoon in Paris in September 2012. Murphy, a 15-year-old orange tabby, is perhaps the most vocal member of the family. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from The Princess Bride, Rain Man, Bridesmaids, and Office Space.
Twitter: josephspencer00

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