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Whoa!! The beginning of the book had me taken aback. The scene was shocking and gruesome, and that made me want to read faster so that I know that justice was served. Someone was abusing and killing men.
The next chapter brought DI Paolo Sterling into my literary life where he had to investigate fraud at a civic center. With the two storylines, the Detective had to race against time especially when it felt they were probably connected.
This was my first introduction to author Lorraine Mace’s writing. And man, does she throw her punches. They were quite hard-hitting and left me gasping. The author didn’t shy from the graphic details. I didn’t even know the book was part of the series as it worked beautifully as a standalone.
Detective Paolo was quite a complex character who had a wonky personal life with relationship issues. That didn’t detract him from his duties. His intelligence and determination made him shine in the book.
The story moved fast with each step of the investigation. The graphic details just served as a reading trigger, making me tap my kindle faster hoping, in fact, wanting the perp to be shot dead. Lorraine Mace knew how to keep my pulse spiked high.
It was dark police procedural with vengeance and vigilantism weaved into it. Not for the faint hearted.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Can two wrongs ever 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.
Publication Date: February 2020