A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Yet another assured British thriller debut, again set overseas, this time in deepest America where Lori Anderson, a young woman with a tumultuous past and a young child suffering from leukemia and in dire need of medical care, now operates as a fearless bounty hunter. Desperately in need of money, she manages to convince her employers to hand her a case which will involved bringing in the man she once loved and who also mentored her in her dangerous new profession. Tough, damaged, and ready for anything, Lori has the allure of a kick ass feminine Jack Reacher but with a heart that bleeds and will enchant not just female readers in the way she navigates between emotions, bloody action and mixed loyalties in tale full of colourful villains, fast cars, blood, guts, guns and more. A frenzied Florida ride with a memorable heroine. More please! ~ Maxim Jakubowski
The Lovereading view...
An edgy, raw and captivating debut novel. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has had to learn some hard lessons in her life, yet the hardest of all, armed to the teeth with hostility, is waiting her arrival. Set over three days, Lori confronts her past, the mob, and a child exploitation racket. The prologue hooked my interest, and set me firmly in the storyline. Steph Broadribb has trained as a bounty hunter, she knows her stuff, and gives Lori a decisive and compelling voice. Lori tells her own story in short, sharp sentences, her voice is so clear, yet there are hidden depths, information waiting to be revealed. I gobbled this book up in one sitting, if you want an adrenaline rush of escapism, look no further. ‘Deep Down Dead’ is an explosive, gun-slinging, fast paced read that left me wanting more, there’s surely unfinished business waiting for Lori Anderson! ~ Liz Robinson
January 2017 Debut of the Month.
A 'Piece of Passion' from the Publisher...
I knew Steph well, as her alter ego ‘Crime Thriller Girl’, and was intrigued when I heard that she had written her debut thriller. I was slightly worried that it wouldn’t be right for the list, which could affect our friendship; however, from the first page of this startlingly mature debut, I was captivated. Deep Down Dead is, with no exaggeration, one of the best action thrillers I’ve read in years, with a beautiful sense of place, wonderfully vivid and authentically drawn characters, non-stop action, a high-octane, twisty-turny plot, and a memorable and moving love story at the heart. Lori Anderson is an unforgettable protagonist, and there is a real femininity to this book … she’s not a ‘bloke in nylons’, but a flesh-and-blood woman, and she’ll have you cheering for her from first page to last. The best news is that this is a series, so there is plenty more to come and I, for one, cannot wait. Steph has a fresh, unique, sophisticated and wholly authentic voice, and this is one book that you are unlikely to put down or forget in a hurry. In a word, Deep Down Dead is, quite simply, wow! ~ Karen Sullivan, Orenda Books
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb
|Publication date:||1st October 2019|
|Publisher:||ABC/Audible Audio an imprint of Bolinda Publishing|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 07/11/2021