Monday, 16 January 2017

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb - Blog Tour Review

Today I am very excited to be on the blog tour for Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb and I will be bringing to you my review of this extremely exciting book. 

Deep Down Dead

Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than her former mentor JT—the man who taught her everything she knows. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where "bad things never happen," but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.

My Review

Deep Down Dead is one of the most fast paced, thrill of a roller-coaster book that I have read in a long time!

Lori Anderson is a strong but flawed badass of a main character and I loved her voice. I enjoyed reading the whole book in what I pictured to be Southern American accent, it immersed me so much more into the world of the book and what was happening. I thought her relationship with her daughter was very realistic as it was full of unconditional love, snark, laughter, back chat and feeling like a failure. 

I also fell Deep Down in love with J.T. He is such a great character and has still so much to share that I already can't wait to find out more about him going forward into the next book! He is your typical tall, strong bad boy with a soft side. But he's a bad boy for justice which just makes it hotter! The relationship between him and Lori is intense and you can feel the heat between them whenever they are in the same room together. He is also an absolute sweetheart with Lori's daughter Dakota which was really good to see. 

From the moment the story started it takes you on a ride and you just cannot get off till you're done. Steph Broadribb leaves just enough breathing space between action to keep you going before hitting you in the face with the next bit of action. 

I don't think that I've ever read anything with a bounty hunter in before (or watched Dog The Bounty Hunter), so I found it really interesting seeing somewhat how the work and I loved the rules that both Lori and J.T. followed. 

Overall an absolutely excellent book and one I recommend to everyone. I read this in two sittings and that was only because I needed sleep so that I could be an adult, or I would have definitely read it all in one go. 

I gave this book a very big five 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 her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at 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.

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