Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb - Blog Tour Review
Today on Life Of A Nerdish Mum, I am extremely excited to be sharing my review of Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb. The Lori Anderson series is one of my favourite and I jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour. A big thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda Books as always for having me along.
Deep Dark Night
Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.
An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.
When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.
And that’s just the beginning...
Whenever I read a new Steph Broadribb book, I always make sure I've got enough time to sit and read it all in one go as I know when I start reading, I don't want to stop! Deep Dark Night turned out to be no different and it grabbed me right from page one and didn't let me go until I finished. It was fast paced and breath taking, I found myself holding my breath as Lori got into scrapes and I was willing her to get out of them.
The writing, as ever, is absolutely outstanding and I really felt like I was there in the building alongside Lori and JT. Sometimes authors put their characters in peril, but you don't really feel any tension or any worry that they might not get out of the situation. This isn't the case with Steph Broadribb, I really worried at times whether everyone was going to come out safe on the other side!
The characters are all so well rounded and fleshed out, that I feel like they are "real" people and I think this really adds to the immersion of the story as I worried more about them, than I would someone I possibly didn't "know" as well.
Overall another absolutely amazing book by Steph Broadribb and one I'll be recommending to everyone!
I gave this book 5 stars.
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 in her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. She is also a member of the crime-themed girl band The Splice Girls. Steph is an alumni of the MA Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California, which inspired her Lori Anderson thrilliers, She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in two categories, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts. My Little Eye, her first novel under her pseudonym, Stephanie Marland was published by Trapeze Books in April 2018.
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