Happy Saturday everyone!! I’m delighted to be welcoming the blog tour for Lorraine Mace’s Retriever of Souls to A Knight’s Reads today !
Many thanks to the lovely Emma Welton of damppebbles blog tours for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of Retriever Of Souls.
The first title in a dark and gritty crime series.
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.
What Did I Think?
Have you met Paolo Sterling? I have and boy does he have a lot on his plate!!! Not only is he hunting seriously nutter of a killer, but he’s got an estranged wife who can’t stand the sight of him and a daughter who adores him but she’s a handful! And this is without mentioning his old school “friends” living on his doorstep.
Despite all this, I really enjoyed Paolo. He’s a tenacious detective whose heart is in the right place but he takes no sh… he knows when to push back.
This case I followed him on is one hell of a ride. There were so many different suspects for me to choose from that I could not settle one. I kept jumping between individuals as the author dropped hints on the pages.
Retriever of Souls is a dark police procedural of a read. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who is very religious as there is a heavy theme to the book. However I really enjoyed it and will be returning to Paolo’s patch when I can!
Who Is Lorraine Mace?
Born and raised in South East London, Lorraine lived and worked in South Africa, on the Island of Gozo and in France before settling on the Costa del Sol in Spain. She lives with her partner in a traditional Spanish village inland from the coast and enjoys sampling the regional dishes and ever-changing tapas in the local bars. Her knowledge of Spanish is expanding. To stop her waistline from doing the same, she runs five times a week.
When not working on the D.I. Sterling series of crime novels, Lorraine 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.