A big welcome to my stop of the blog tour for Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb, the much anticipated follow up to Deep Down Dead.
Deep Blue Trouble was published by Orenda Books on 5th January 2018.
Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death row.
Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher, and JT walks free. Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger.
With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But this is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything… Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.
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A big thank you to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for my review copy of this book and for inviting me to participate on the blog tour.
Crikey! I am writing this review now that my head has stopped spinning! What a book. I think Lori Anderson is my new favourite action hero.
This book is absolutely packed to the brim with action as you join Lori along for the ride as she finds herself backed into a corner and in a desperate situation. Following on from the events of the first book, JT is in prison and not looking at getting out anytime soon – Lori is faced with a dilema as she finds herself trying to locate Gibson Fletcher in exchange for the release of JT. Sound easy enough??? Not so much when the said felon is a convicted murderer with absolutely no intention of being captured by Lori.
Steph Broadribb has done something brilliant with this series of books. She has brought a character to life so vividly (I picture Maria Bello playing her in the film!) and made you completely and utterly root for her that you race through this story to find out what else she is going to have thrown at her.
I absolutely loved Lori. She’s the person you want in your corner. She’s a bad ass mum who will do absolutely anything to protect those she loves and this is radiated in this book from the tender way she talks about her daughter Dakota and how desperate she is to save JT.
I did read this book quite fast. I didn’t want to but Steph Broadribb entices you in with just one more chapter, then another….. before you know it it’s 2am and you realise you need sleep.
I absolutely and positively CANNOT wait for the next installment!
Highly recommended from me…….(my friend has already collared my copy!)
About the Author
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been divided between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at http://www.crimethrillergirl. com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases.
Steph is an alumnus of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens.
Deep Down Dead, her debut novel, published by Orenda Books, was the first in the Lori Anderson series, and was shortlisted for two Dead Good Reads Awards, including Best Debut and Most Fearless Female Protagonist.
Steph also writes under the name Stephanie Marland. The first Stephanie Marland book, My Little Eye, will come out in ebook in November 2017 and paperback in April 2018 with Trapeze Books (Orion).
You can follow Steph on Twitter @CrimeThrillGirl and on Facebook at Facebook.com/crimethrillergirl, or visit her website: http://www.crimethrillergirl.com.
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