Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

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*My thanks, as always, to the wonderful Karen Sullivan for my review copy*

About the book:

Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor – the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past.

Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.

Breathtakingly fast-paced, both hard-boiled and heart-breaking, Deep Down Dead is a simply stunning debut from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.

DEEP DOWN DEAD IS PUBLISHED BY ORENDA BOOKS AND IS AVAILABLE IN EBOOK NOW, CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

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About the author:

Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent 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

Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in surrounded by horses, cows and chickens.

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My thoughts:

It’s a rarity these days to see a female character who can kick ass with the best male protagonists out there. Say hello to Lori Anderson!!!! Smart, quick and ballsy, she is a rival to the Jack Reachers of the fictional world. 

Everyone knows that I love an action thriller. Deep Down Dead is all this and so much more. Full of brilliant characters, a cracking plot and plenty of violence, this book is definitely one to put on your list.

Lori is a bounty hunter, a single mom and an all-round independent woman. She knows what she likes, she’s great at her job and she’s fiercely protective of her daughter, Dakota. When she takes a job that could give her the cash she needs to look after her daughters medical care, Lori has no idea just how much danger she has put them in.

What follows is a nail-biting game of cat and mouse between Lori and the man who taught her all she knew. JT, her former mentor, is her charge. However, in getting to JT, Lori winds up dredging up the past, and creating serious trouble for all involved. 

I’m not going to say any more about it. Deep Down Dead is an ass-kicking thriller of the highest order. I can’t recommend it highly enough! 

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