Crime Fiction · Thriller

Book Review – Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 leukemia. 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.

My Opinion:

A story about a female bounty hunter…yes please!

Lori Anderson is a bounty hunter who really needs her next job to pay well. She is a single mom to nine-year-old Dakota and has bills that need to be paid ASAP. Lori is in luck and Quinn, at CF Bonds, has her dream job. It will pay her bills and finally get her head above water. At least it seemed like the perfect job until she realizes she needs to bring in JT. JT is Lori’s mentor, he trained her and taught her everything she knows about the business.

I loved Lori and JT’s relationship. They have a bit of a love/hate relationship and the tension between them was spot on. We discover that their previous relationship had been more than just business, but ended badly. There are a lot of unresolved feelings behind their words and actions that come through loud and clear.

Lori is tough as nails, but her softer side shines through when she is with her daughter. She will do anything for her and will stop at nothing to keep her safe and healthy. Her determination is admirable and she puts her daughter first and foremost all the time.

Steph Broadribb has written a fantastic, fast-paced story, and I loved the way she tackled JT and Lori’s relationship. I feel like she gave us a lot to look forward to in future installments in this series by holding back a bit on their relationship. I really liked how it ended. It wrapped up the story and yet gave the reader a fantastic teaser for book two.

I was kind of kicking myself for not reading this book sooner, but I am thrilled that book two will be out in just a few months!

Book Details:

My Rating: 5/5
Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: Lori Anderson, #1
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: 10/15/2016
Pages: 350 (eBook)

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18 thoughts on “Book Review – Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

  1. I have this book on my shelves at home. I’m looking forward to reading it, but the whole relationship stance puts me off a little bit. I don’t like that will they won’t they type of relationship in books…


  2. Fab review! I’m glad you enjoyed this one… I read Deep Blue Trouble earlier this year and it blew me away. I just love the bounty hunter angle and Lori seriously kicks ass!

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