Retriever of Souls (DI Sterling #1) by Lorraine Mace

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Book Blurb:

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.

About 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.

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Publishing Information:

Published in paperback, audio and ebook formats by Accent Press on 13th December 2018.

My Thoughts

While I did like the book a lot it seemed that it dealt too much with religion and the characters weren’t quite as developed as what I like.

The main character was fun to read about just had a lot problems that seemed to permeate everything they did.

There were some very warped parts of this book which make me glad that religion such as this is rare to see and glad I don’t have to deal with it.

The story was very powerful and had so much emotion packed into some of the better chapters. I do think that there was some extra scenes that maybe weren’t necessary.

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