Fantasy Book Review: Grimm: The Chopping Block

Grimm: The Chopping Block by John Passarella

A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods… Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate – but there seems to be no connection between the victims.

Nick and Hank investigate a dumping ground of human remains, while Monroe introduces an old Blutbad friend to his reformed lifestyle. But the reader gets everyone’s point of view, including some of the victims of a cannibalistic butcher. In fact, the scenes of the victims locked up by the butcher are the most memorable and intensely creepy.

The Chopping Block is a tale worthy of Grimm – both gruesome and mysterious. As the second installment in these media tie-in novels, I’m certainly impressed with the quality. Full of incredible suspense, mystery, violence, and more Wesen – this is what makes Grimm great. The characters are spot on. And the story is unique, scary, and thrilling. This fast-paced, exciting novel was impossible to put down. Fans of the show will want to pick this one up. And I look forward to the next in the series – both on television and in print.