Deep Down Dead Steph Broadribb

51j4wqltmrl-_ac_us160_Pub: Orenda

 

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.

 

I am always a bit wary when people I follow such as bloggers write books.. I sometime feel they might have an helping hand by some publishers whose books they reviewed.

Deep Down Dead is not such a book.

This a fabulous debut by a talented and clever minded writer.

Lori is a bounty hunter.. I know..how many books have their protagonist cast as one of those???

Lori’s daughter has Leukemia, and to pay for her treatment Lori takes her on a highly dangerous case. But the man she is hunting knows her.. he knows her life.. he knows how she thinks and he knows how she works..why..because he taught her everything he knew. He also knows things that could destroy her.

This is an adrenaline filled tale that whips through at a pace where you find you cannot catch your breath for a minute.
Deep Down Dead is a high octane read of crazy joy. It does not slow down for a single minute and is so intense my heart was pounding.

It is very well plotted and Lori is a character who has room to grow.. I do hope there is a sequel.

Broadribb has my attention fuelled.. This book is dynamite.

5*/5

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