Friday, 14 June 2019

#BlogTour Injections of Insanity by Lorraine Mace


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Injections of Insanity by Lorraine Mace. It's police procedural crime fiction with a main character who mixes work and home to the detriment of those around him. It's the third in the DI Sterling series.
About the Author
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.

Follow @lomace on Twitter, on Facebookon Goodreadson Amazon, Visit lorrainemace.com  or thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com
Buy Injections of Insanity


About the book
Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling has just six weeks to solve a series of murders by insulin injection, with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.
The murderer, determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier, gets close to his prey by assuming various identities.

Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?


Review
This is the third book in the DI Sterling series and can absolutely be read as a standalone novel. Sterling's personal life and the changes therein do play a pivotal role in each book, but not in a way that disrupts, spoils or makes any of the books in the series confusing if not read in order.

In this book Sterling is drawn into the case of a killer who wants revenge. It's a complicated web, especially when it comes to the actual motive. The police struggle to find a connection to the deaths. The only thing they can agree on is that the killer has a pattern. They have no clue why or how the victims are connected, at least initially.

Simultaneously there is a storyline between Barbara and Sterling. Something is off and it is playing out at work,which is why Sterling is determined to get to the bottom of it. Perhaps he isn't quite ready for the repercussions of what she is dealing with, and certainly not for the other secret she is hiding. Then again maybe she isn't even aware of it herself.

I am purposely staying stumm on the killer and any other character who may lead to said killer, because it would reveal the whodunnit and the whytheydunnit. It's the kind of convoluted logic only a sick person can follow.

It's police procedural crime fiction with a main character who mixes work and home to the detriment of those around him. Mace writes her characters with plenty of real emotions. Sterling isn't just a policeman, he is a man with real problems and relationships.

Side note: The end - oh dear that little nugget of information is going to cause some interesting situations going forward.

Buy The Injections of Insanity at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Accent Press Ltd pub date 13 Jun. 2019. Buy at Amazon com.

Read my review of Retriever of Souls (DI Sterling #1) and Children in Chains (DI Sterling #2) by Lorraine Mace.

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