Rage and Retribution was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: Rage and Retribution
Author: Lorraine Mace
Publication Date: February 13th 2020
Rating: 4 stars
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.
From my four star rating I obviously enjoyed this story. Starting this book we get the point of view of the criminal right away as they are torturing someone they believe has done wrong. This was a really graphic scene and caught me by surprise but it wasn’t triggering to me but if rape, kidnapping and torture are triggering for you then please go into this with caution.
I really enjoyed following our detective as a bunch of cases hit his desk practically at the same time and he is trying to solve all of them and realizing that they may all be connected. I loved seeing how this worked out and how all of these cases connected.
Due to me guessing who the criminal was I couldn’t give Rage and Retribution a full 5 stars but I absolutely adore this story.
The author definitely kept me on the edge of my seat throughout my reading of this novel. It was really fast paced and very quick to read. I read Rage and Retribution in two sittings and would definitely recommend this story for all you crime thriller lovers.
About The Author
When not working on her crime novels, Lorraine Mace 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.
She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.