Children In Chains by Lorraine Mace – Book Review



Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is determined to shut down the syndicate flooding Bradchester’s streets with young prostitutes.

When a child is murdered, Paolo becomes aware of a sinister network of abusers spread across Europe, and spanning all levels of society. But Joey, the shadowy leader of the gang, always seems to be one step ahead in the chase.

Has Paolo come up against a criminal he cannot defeat?



While this is #2 in the Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling series it can easily be read as standalone. (I have read #1 Retriever of Souls)

This begins with DI Sterling investigating the murder of a child which leads to links with a child prostitution ring, as away he is determined to get the justice the young victims deserve. Can he put an end to this vile ring?

This has a dark subject matter and so is not always an easy read, but Lorraine Mace has handled it sympathetically but it is still truly harrowing at times.

I found this to be a compelling read and loved the twisty, thriller of it too….if you like your thrillers dark and uncomfortable then this is definitely one for you…..

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

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Author Bio –


When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, 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.


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