The Grim by Raynetta Stocks is a story of a woman who was pushed to the limits of her abilty to cope. Jacinda "Jaycee" Baynes' lover, Tony, made her life a living hell. But his charisma, machoism and his sheer sex appeal and popularity made him The On; so much so that her friends turned a blind eye to the obvious signs of physical and mental abuse.
The Grim follows Jaycee's journey from hell and back and it's a very bumpy ride one that she almost doesn't survive. Through the efforts of a great lawyer, Jaycee is sent to a psychiatric facility instead of jail and along the way, Jaycee has cultivated friendships that helped her cope. Yet, these same friendships almost cost Jaycee her sanity!
A nurturer by nature, Jaycee and her therapist work toward fulfilling the court's mandate which is Jaycee must recall the events of that eventful night where everything came to a head with Tony.
Something deep within Jaycee created layer upon layer of protectiveness to help her keep sane. But, were those layers helping her? This fascinating look at deconstructing a dysfunctional mind wrapped around a tight action-based plot makes reading The Grim a sheer pleasure.
P.S. - Please ignore the cover image where you see the Grim Reaper. That image is not representative of this story at all. It is extremely misleading. This is a story of self-discovery and ultimately of salvation.
Rating: 4.5 Blogairy Notebooks