Today as part of our Year of Orenda feature, I’m taking another trip down memory lane and revisiting my review of The Last Resort, the Lori Anderson novella from Steph Broadribb. Looking back to Lori’s training as a Bounty Hunter, this is one quick fun read. Read on to find out what it’s all about:
About the Book
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?Available from: Amazon | Kobo | Googleplay | Apple Books
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.
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If you ever wondered what happened in the months between Lori leaving her Husband and taking up with JT, and the fateful night which changed their relationship for good, then you absolutely need to read this book. (If you want to know what happened on the fateful night that changed their relationship for good, then I’m afraid you’ll have to go and buy Deep Down Dead as I ain’t gonna tell ya.)
Short and sweet, we catch up with Lori and JT when she is in the thick of her training. Battered and bruised and still being bested by her mentor, Lori is determined to prove that she is ready to be a fully fledged Bounty Hunter. She is certain; JT is less convinced. When a call comes in for JT when he is out on another job, Lori accepts, thinking this will be the case in which she proves JT wrong. Tracking the fugitive is not a problem for someone with the street smarts Lori has, but capturing him … That’s a whole other ball game.
Even in this short story you get a great sense of Lori’s character, with her truly unique and distinct voice leading the narrative. JT is as constrained as ever but still manages to enthral, even though barely in the story – he’s one of those characters. Thoroughly adept at getting Lori flat on her back, even when in a purely platonic, beating seven shades of s*** out of her way, the chemistry between the pair is palpable. They are a near perfect pairing and a formidable, yet ultimately likely one at that.
I love the sense of tension and the fast paced excitement that Steph Broadribb manages to pull into even these few short pages. I also love Lori Anderson, one of the best female protagonists I’ve read. Authentic, dynamic, feisty as hell and seriously handy with a taser, she’s one hell of gal.
About the Author
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at http://www.crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Deep Down Dead is her debut novel. Watch out for Deep Blue Trouble in 2018!
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