The Last Resort : A Lori Anderson short story – Steph Broadribb


The Last Resort was published on 1 August 2017 by Orenda Books and is available to buy here

Done with a life of exploitation and violence, Lori Anderson is training to be a bounty hunter. Holed up in the Georgia Mountains with her reclusive mentor, JT, Lori is determined to put her new skills into practice. Behind JT’s back, she breaks his rules and grabs the chance she’s looking for. Will her gamble pay off, or will she have to learn the hard way?

The Last Resort is the first in the Rookie Bounty Hunter series of short stories, marking the nail-biting start to a high-octane series of thrillers featuring one of the most unforgettable and fearless female protagonists in crime fiction.

Includes a FREE extract of Steph Broadribb’s critically acclaimed thriller, Deep Down Dead, book one in the Lori Anderson Series.

My review of Deep Down Dead can be found here

My thoughts

You know when you love a book. Really LOVE a book. Well I absolutely went crazy over Deep Down Dead earlier this year. It is easily one of my favourite crime books for 2017. A female bounty hunter. Ohhhhh yes please! Well Lori Anderson is back. Steph Broadribb has answered our pleas for more. The Last Resort is a short story, designed to bring out the summer sunshine and make us love Lori even more.

Rewind. The story takes us back to Lori’s early days. She is training in the heat to be a bounty hunter. She is being put through her gruelling paces by JT. It is tough work. No wimps allowed. A bounty hunter needs to be able to be strong enough to deal with anything. To cuff a criminal. To Taser a suspect. To fight back.

Lori left alone. JT is out chasing a bounty. Although she is not fully trained, she answers a call. A request to pick up some low life spotted at a petrol station. She needs to do it. To practise her skills. To get a real live one. So what does our impetuous trainee bounty hunter do? A/ Rest B/ A little more training C/ Grab her coat and go get some bounty hunter action…. Soon Lori is chasing a fugitive, with a reputation for being violent. She knows she isn’t quite ready. But hey no man can tell her what to do, right? Lori knows she can kick ass and prove she is up to the challenge. This is risky. Lori can do it. Fight her fears. Be the best bounty hunter, she can be.

What a start to the day! We all need a bit of Lori Anderson’s courage and determination. Although I’m not sure bruises are really my colour! A fabulous short story. More please, Steph Broadribb! I’m desperate for more tales of life with Lori. Recommended.




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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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