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CAN TWO WRONGS MAKE A RIGHT?

A man is found by the side of a canal, comatose and brutally attacked.

It quickly becomes clear that someone is abducting men and subjecting them to horrific acts of torture. After three days they’re released, fighting for their lives and refusing to speak.

A councillor is accused of fraud.

Montague Mason is an upstanding member of the community. That is until he’s publicly accused of stealing the youth centre’s funds – an accusation that threatens to rip through the very heart of the community and expose his best-kept secret. But how far would he go to protect himself?

Two cases. One deadly answer.

As the two cases collide, D.I. Paolo Sterling finds he has more questions than answers. And, when torture escalates to murder, he suddenly finds himself in a race against time to find the killer and put an end to the depravity – once and for all.

Lorraine Mace returns with the fourth 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

Her assured and fluid writing style truly brings characters and scenes to life on the page
Rachel Abbott
Gripping, fast-paced
Sheila Bugler, Hunting Shadows
A visceral, no-punches-pulled, gut-wrenching thriller... Crime Noir at its darkest
Caroline Dunford
D.I. Paolo Sterling is instantly engaging - Children in Chains is a dark, gripping and unflinching read
Louise Phillips, winner of the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year
From page one the reader is parachuted into the epicentre of calculated, sinister murder. The pace is unrelenting as Mace presses on, hot on the heels of the enigmatic Pretender
Anna Legat, author of Sandman
Gripping, fast-paced crime fiction with a compelling central character
Sheila Bugler
Every time I thought I had it figured out, another spanner was thrown in the works and all my amateur detective work was thrown out the window!
K T Robson Reviews
Retriever of Souls is sinister, menacing and jam-packed with jaw dropping twists and turns . . .
Bookish Jottings
Delve into the dark side. Well-constructed with unflinching plots. Satisfying enough for the most discerning crime reader.
Ruth Dugdall
Fast-paced and compulsive reading with tension ratcheted to the max. D.I. Paolo Sterling's humanity is tested by gut-wrenching crimes and damaged killers
Chris Curran
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