Today Mandie is back to share her thoughts on Deep Blue Trouble, the second full length Lori Anderson novel by Steph Broadribb. I love this series and if you’d like to know what I thought about the book, you can find my review here. In the meantime, here’s what the book is all about:
About the Book
A web of lies. A killer on the run. An impossible choice…
Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but the little girl’s 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.This is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything…
Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment of the Lori Anderson series, featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.
Deep Blue Trouble is the second in the Lori Anderson series and once again I found myself stuck in the middle of a fast paced, attention grabbing brilliant read. This time Lori finds herself having to work on an off books job for the FBI in order to save JT from prison. She doesn’t want to do the job but keeping JT safe means she keeps Dakota safe too and that’s the most important thing to her.
You just know that despite what Agent Monroe tells her this is going to be anything but straightforward especially when she has to team up with another group of bounty hunters that seem to resent her being there and don’t think that she is up to the job. For one thing she is not a team player and for another she is a woman. Then there is the niggling feeling that Agent Monroe is not telling here everything about why he wants her to catch Gibson Fletcher and she isn’t going to rest until she knows exactly what is going on.
Lori is a character that is really growing on me. She has a set of morals and standards that she is determined to stick to, some that are just her some that she learned in her training with JT. She refuses to compromise on them even if it puts her life at risk. The only thing thar really gets her in trouble is her quick temper but you can kind of understand that as more often than not she is underestimated by many of the people she comes up against because she is a female in a predominately male career. There is something about some of the people she comes across during this case that really strike a chord with her and as much as she uses this to her advantage it is ultimately used against her. When the chips are down you definitely want Lori on your side as she is loyal to a fault and her kick ass can do attitude is a real breath of fresh air. Steph Broadribb has created a character that you want to succeed no matter what the odds or the job. Although these books are part of a series, they can also quite easily be read as stand alone stories. For me I am glad that I started from the beginning as I am really enjoying learning more and more about Lori, JT and the people they trust so much so I devoured Deep Blue Trouble in two days.
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!
The Lori Anderson Series: