Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb *Blog Tour Review*


Deep Down Dead was published by Orenda on 5 January 2017 and is available to buy here


What’s DEEP DOWN DEAD all about?

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.


My thoughts

Have you met Lori Anderson, bounty hunter? She can sort the men from the boys! Single handedly, she gets her man! Believe all of the hype! Steph Broadribb presents Deep Down Dead. The thriller for 2017, with a woman to remember!

Set in the USA, this is a story about a tough streetwise female bounty hunter. Lori Anderson is asked to go after her former mentor and lover, JT, also known as Robert James Tate. He is a wanted man. With a huge money incentive, she accepts. Lori brings along her small daughter, Dakota, for the ride. Not very wise of her.  JT is caught up in something huge, involving child exploitation at a theme park and has the Mafia on his tail. Soon JT and Anderson are on the run from everyone, desperate for the truth to come out.

Action packed, with a female lead to die for and thrills a plenty; this is one story that sells bounty hunters and their gritty jobs. I doubt anyone will read this book without wishing they were Lori Anderson. What a job! What a woman! Catching those who skip bail. Hunting them down. Looking them in the eye and tasering them! WOW! I’m putting in my application now.

This is a cracking debut, from an author worth keeping an eye on. Somehow Steph Broadribb has got the feel and tone of an American voice spot on. Not sure how she has pulled it off, as a Brit. She makes us empathise, without being twee. She whacks us in the face with some real humanity and full on heart pounding moments! She has us cheering for a unique character, on a mission. Hooray!

Totally and utterly recommended!


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About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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5 Responses to Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb *Blog Tour Review*

  1. Spot on review! So happy to see you liked it as much as I did 🙂

  2. Renee says:

    I’ve read the beginning of this and it seems like a winner for sure. I was wondering the same thing as far as how she managed to get the southern twang and dialogue so spot on:)

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