Book reviews, Crime thriller, Police procedural

Injections Of Insanity by Lorraine Mace – Book Review

85372FBC-3D10-4924-88C7-A324A52AFBFF

PUBLISHERS BLURB

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling has just six weeks to solve a series of murders by insulin injection, with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.

The murderer, determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier, gets close to his prey by assuming various identities.

Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?

5D5341B1-9ADD-43BA-96F0-ADC9019F6872

MY REVIEW

This is #3 in Lorraine Mace’s Detective Paolo Sterling series, but while I have read the other two, I feel this could easily be read as a stand-alone.

A professor has been murdered, but he was not a well liked man and many were more than happy to let their opinion of him to be known. So the list of suspects is remarkably long….

A police find a clue and believe there will be further victims….but who will be next? Just what is the link?

A dark, gritty thriller, with a fast pace and the desperation of DI Paolo Sterling trying to solve the crimes is palpable….very clever, nail biting and gripping. If you like a dark, police procedural then this is for you.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

Author Bio –

B3A53607-BD7D-4E11-BEEE-7988A4C3C2B2

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel

VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

 

Social Media Links –

 

Website: http://www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

 

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Injections-Insanity-Sterling-Lorraine-Mace/dp/1786156830

US – https://www.amazon.com/Injections-Insanity-Sterling-Lorraine-Mace/dp/1786156830

 

02479A11-2C1D-49AB-8749-6A7D1660A679

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Children In Chains by Lorraine Mace – Book Review

6838FAA8-FCBE-4074-BA19-A3BD6AB37AB5

PUBLISHERS BLURB

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is determined to shut down the syndicate flooding Bradchester’s streets with young prostitutes.

When a child is murdered, Paolo becomes aware of a sinister network of abusers spread across Europe, and spanning all levels of society. But Joey, the shadowy leader of the gang, always seems to be one step ahead in the chase.

Has Paolo come up against a criminal he cannot defeat?

980804EA-7DD0-43E1-94B5-22221D9EA925

MY REVIEW

While this is #2 in the Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling series it can easily be read as standalone. (I have read #1 Retriever of Souls)

This begins with DI Sterling investigating the murder of a child which leads to links with a child prostitution ring, as away he is determined to get the justice the young victims deserve. Can he put an end to this vile ring?

This has a dark subject matter and so is not always an easy read, but Lorraine Mace has handled it sympathetically but it is still truly harrowing at times.

I found this to be a compelling read and loved the twisty, thriller of it too….if you like your thrillers dark and uncomfortable then this is definitely one for you…..

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

Purchase Links

7BAB5C05-654E-4B0A-854C-7D4C32BD252E

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

 

Author Bio –

7295F01E-E223-4B2E-95B4-0C1A1A173E80

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many

writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel

VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

 

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

 

14358983-9797-47F1-8F3A-46B9DA6B90A3

Book reviews, Crime thriller, Police procedural

The Retriever Of Souls by Lorraine Mace – Book Review

38E8EF47-8134-459A-80AE-961C641618F9

PUBLISHERS BLURB

Brought up believing that sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victim’s souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.
AC098171-EB1C-4C06-B33C-35448C43DA9A

MY REVIEW

This is the first in The DI Sterling series from Lorraine Mace.

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is a committed police officer to the point where his marriage is over and family life is a mess….

Bodies of prostitutes are being found, mutilated and dumped and he is determined to catch the killer before further women are murdered….

With chapters from the murderers perspective this gives an insight into his religious mania, his state of mind and gruesome details of his kills…

Full of interesting and believable characters with its clever background stories giving them a feeling of reality.

Paolo’s is quite a complex character and his team are great and work well together….will they manage to catch their prey?

I really enjoyed this compelling thriller and will be looking out for the next in the series…and I can thoroughly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a crime thriller.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Retriever-Souls-positively-compelling-Sterling-

ebook/dp/B07HJ83F6N

US – https://www.amazon.com/Retriever-Souls-positively-compelling-Sterling-

ebook/dp/B07HJ83F6N

 

Author Bio –

F230392B-A516-49EB-B374-5ACD583AAB4D

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

 

Social Media Links –

Website: http://www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

 

508C0ABB-E7B9-4B8C-AB08-F65BD3EB6BBE