I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for Deep Blue Trouble the second Lori Anderson book by Steph Broadribb. Thanks to Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books and to Anne Cater for organising and inviting me onto the tour.
￼About this book…
Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her 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. Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger.
With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But 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 featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.
Deep Down Dead was in my top 20 books of 2017 so I was desperate to catch up with my favourite girl crush Lori Anderson in her second thriller Deep Blue Trouble. And what a sequel this is!!! It hits the ground running and keeps up the fast paced, action packed narrative that I came to love so much last time. I do recommend you read Deep Down Dead first so you can get all the pertinent information you need so as to understand Lori and why she does what she does! And maybe if you haven’t read Deep Down Dead yet then you may want to leave reading this review till you have incase I unintentionally let slip something that happened in that book!
After the dream team of Lori and JT in book one, they start Deep Blue Trouble apart. Lori needs JT alive and well as she still hasn’t told him about Dakota and the fact she may need his help to save her life if her cancer returns. Only problem is, JT is in jail plus now there’s a price on his head. So Lori agrees to bring in escaped criminal Gibson Fletcher. She had brought him in before, so she should know what she’s up against, and in return she will gain JTs release. But can FBI agent Alex Monroe really be trusted as Lori seems to hit trouble as soon as she starts her quest and someone somewhere is not telling her the whole truth. And can she save JT in the process? Well if anyone can, it’s Lori Anderson! This achingly cool single mom is once again fighting to save someone she loves with her determined mindset and nose for hunting out clues.
I loved this book just as much as I did the last one. The storyline raced along at a cracking pace as Lori continued to kick ass, leaving no stone unturned as she searched for her target. Along the way she meets a variety of quirky characters all involved in the bounty hunter business that I find so absolutely fascinating! As she crosses back and forth across the USA and down to Mexico, the story develops into a high octane chase as Lori crosses every line she can to bring in her prey.
If I could swap places with any fictional character around at the moment it would be Lori Anderson. She’s a feisty, smart and fiercely protective mama bear who always gets her man….or does she? Her relationship with JT is a complicated one and I loved the use of flashbacks here which gave a deeper understanding of their connection. And although this is exhilarating, non stop thrillfest Steph Broadribb still manages to fully develop her characters so that you come to really care what happens to them. And Lori and JT are one couple who could do with having a little more luck on their side!
Deep Blue Trouble is a full on, heart pounding action thriller and it’s shaping up to be one of my most favourite series EVER! Lori Anderson is my kind of gal and I hope it’s not too long till her next adventure!
Deep Blue Trouble (Lori Anderson) is available to purchase now from Amazon UK (affiliates link) My review copy came from the publisher.
Meet the author…
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been divided 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 alumnus 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, her debut novel, published by Orenda Books, was the first in the Lori Anderson series, and was shortlisted for two Dead Good Reads Awards, including Best Debut and Most Fearless Female Protagonist. Steph also writes under the name Stephanie Marland. The first Stephanie Marland book, My Little Eye, will come out in ebook in November 2017 and paperback in April 2018 with Trapeze Books (Orion). You can follow Steph on Twitter @CrimeThrillGirl and on Facebook at Facebook.com/crimethrillergirl, or visit her website: http://www.crimethrillergirl.com.