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HE’S EVERY PARENT’S WORST NIGHTMARE . . .

In the early hours of the morning, Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling receives a tip-off about a group of children being trafficked on to the streets of Bradchester as sex workers.

Hoping he is one step closer to bringing down a notorious syndicate of twisted criminals, it soon becomes clear that Paolo and his team have been misled and that the gang have once again evaded arrest.

Then a young girl is found dead in a shop doorway and, with all signs pointing towards the investigation, it quickly gathers momentum.

As DI Sterling delves deeper into the darkest corners of society, he begins to unravel the most unimaginable crimes but with the shadowy leader always one step ahead, Paolo must work harder than ever before to bring the culprits to justice – before another child’s life is taken.

*PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS CHILDREN IN CHAINS*

Lorraine Mace brings us the second unflinching and totally gripping instalment in her dark and gritty series featuring DI Paolo Sterling. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, M. J. Arlidge and Karin Slaughter.

‘Lorraine Mace has done it again. Crime fiction at its absolute finestMARION TODD

What an opening! Lorraine certainly knows how to write a gripping thriller. A chilling read KAREN KING

LOVE FOR LORRAINE MACE’S WRITING:

‘I. Am. Not. Okay. That ending – mind blown!!!! Rage and Retribution deserves ALL the stars! It is AMAZING!‘ 5* Reader Review

Wow, just wow is all I can say. The whole series is just too good to miss.’ 5* Reader Review

‘I am an absolutely massive fan of this series . . . the books are just getting better and better’ 5* Reader Review

‘I am blown away by this story and LOVE everything about it. I cannot wait for the next instalment.’ 5* Reader Review

OMG! That opening scene‘ 5* Reader Review

I could not put my kindle down while reading this!’ 5* Reader Review

Reviews

Lorraine Mace has done it again. Crime fiction at its absolute finest
MARION TODD
What an opening! Lorraine certainly knows how to write a gripping thriller. A chilling read
KAREN KING
A dark, cleverly plotted tale . . . I was gripped from the opening scene and raced through the book to its final, shocking ending. Crime writing at its very best
SHEILA BUGLER
Gritty, topical, sometimes lacerating, but always enthralling. A truly compulsive read
ABBIE FROST

The DI Sterling Series