Today, Ellen is on the blog tour for Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all!
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 Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens.
About the book:
A city in darkness. A building in lockdown. A score that can only be settled in blood…
Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.
An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.
When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.
And that’s just the beginning…
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Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb is the fourth in the Lori Anderson series and the first I have read – shame on me. This book was easily read as a standalone with enough information for me to know the characters and what had led to the events in Deep Dark Night.
What a thrilling read it was! Lori (Florida based bounty hunter) is to take part in a high stakes poker game with the head of the Cabressa family (local mob). She is already putting her life at risk by agreeing to wear a wire for the FBI when the game (and Chicago city) are plunged into darkness. Cabressa is like a caged tiger, already his nerves are on edge due to rumours that another gangster (Herron) wants to encroach on his territory so soon turns to violence to flush out the truth.
Deep Dark Night is such a claustrophobic read, I don’t think I’d fare very well in a pitch black locked room or climbing elevator shafts. In fact I’m pretty sure I’d be the first one to die after tripping over and hitting my head on a table.
Lori is a fantastic character and I loved her kick ass and no nonsense attitude. Her relationship with JT is total #goals. The couple who play (and bounty hunt) together obviously stay together! At the heart of Lori’s desire for freedom from her ties to the FBI is her and JT’s daughter. This mother will do anything to protect her child.
I will definitely go back and read this series from the start and suggest you do the same.