Crime Fiction · Mystery

Book Review – Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb

*Lori Anderson series:

Book One: Deep Down Dead

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Opinion:

This is book two in the Lori Anderson series and it is just as entertaining as the first! If you haven’t read book one (Deep Down Dead) I highly recommend you do so first. This book reads well as a standalone, but knowing the backstory makes it even more enjoyable.

This book picks up just days after book one ends. Lori Anderson is trying desperately to convince Special Agent Alex Monroe to let JT out of jail, where she feels he is being held unjustly. However, Monroe has other plans and wants to make a deal – if she brings in Gibson “the Fish” Fletcher then he will exonerate JT.

Lori is searching for Fletcher with very little information to go on. Monroe is very tight-lipped and Lori is convinced that he is hiding pertinent information. She is becoming increasingly frustrated being in the dark and wants answers.

I love Lori’s persistence. She’s smart and resourceful and continues to reflect back on her training with JT. She is no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, and prefers to work alone. Then there is the softer side to Lori who will do whatever it takes to keep her daughter safe and healthy, that makes her a really well-rounded character that you want to see succeed and come out on top safe and sound.

I will be eagerly anticipating Lori’s next adventure!

*Thank you NetGalley, Orenda Books, and Steph Broadribb for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

Book Details:

My Rating: 4/5
Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: Lori Anderson, 1
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: 5/1/2018

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