Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1)

Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1) 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 JT, Lori S Former Mentor The Man Who Taught Her Everything She Knows The Man Who Also Knows The Secrets Of Her Murky PastNot 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 PersonalBreathtakingly Fast Paced, Both Hard Boiled And Heart Breaking, Deep Down Dead Is A Simply Stunning Debut From One Of The Most Exciting New Voices In Crime Fiction where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases.Steph is an alumna 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.

❴Reading❵ ➼ Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1)  Author Steph Broadribb –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 350 pages
  • Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1)
  • Steph Broadribb
  • English
  • 25 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson, #1)

  1. says:

    Lori is a bounty hunter who desperately needs a job to help pay for her daughter s cancer treatment She gets a case tracking down her old mentor JT but gets dragged into a deeper web of crime than she had bargained for I don t even like thrillers that much honestly, like I ll read them but most of the time they are disappointing but wow this one was legitimately perfect The plot line was exciting and the pacing was good, I even enjoyed the action scenes very much I have a physics test tomorrow but I don t even care I spent the last few hours finishing the book because I couldn t put it down The writing was so great, I loved the voice and I adore Lori There were so many things in this story that have been done before but the execution is so good that it just all works really well The backstory fit into the story arc and now I m anxious because I need to know what s going to happen next but the book just came out so it ll probably be a while before there s a sequel, that is if there is one.

  2. says:

    OH MY Where do I begin Deep Down Dead is an outstanding high octane thriller that I wholeheartedly enjoyed from the tense start to the fantastic finish The first incredible chapter was so gripping and unputdownable I just knew I wasn t going to be able to stop reading anytime soon I was instantly attracted to the main protagonist Lori Anderson, strong, tough, fearless, exceptional at her job and definitely not someone to be overlooked The descriptions of her could go on and on and onTrying to keep her Florida bounty hunting role separate to being a mother of nine year old Dakota who suffers from Leukaemia , she unfortunately has no choice but to take her daughter with her on her next bounty hunt Needing to make a fast buck to pay medical fees and rent due, former stripper Lori doesn t anticipate the serious danger she puts herself and Dakota in The fugitive she s being paid to bring in is none other than her former mentor JT the man who made her the woman she is today and who now appears to be mixed up in the powerful Miami Mob With just three days to get JT back to Florida, fearsome and deadly foes on their tail, her daughter to protect and along with fighting her feelings for JT, Lori has her work cut out Can she bring JT back in time to collect her fee and what danger has she exposed Dakota to There s action galore throughout the book and it really does race along at breakneck speed Pace perfect, it pulls you in and doesn t let you go until the nail biting end.The author Steph Broadribb is an outstanding writer and for a debut book this is one of the very best I have EVER read This could easily have been written by any of the big name American writers, it was so professional, polished and perfect I m not too sure who I love the most Lori or JT, as both were adorable badass characters you can t fail to enjoy reading about and I really can t wait to meet them again in the next in this exhilarating series Deep Blue Trouble also published by Orenda Books This is another book I d happily award six stars to if I could, it really begs to be read and its a story I can t recommend highly enough to crime readers young and old alike, you will NOT be disappointed 5 stars.

  3. says:

    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comFrom the minute this book begins, so does the action and it never lets up until the final page My blood was pumping, my heart was racing, I seriously had an adrenaline rush the entire time Lori Anderson is a female bounty hunter who takes no prisoners, she s a real ass kicking firecracker She s always plotting and planning in order to be two steps ahead of everyone and I admired her smarts and savvy I LOVED her, she s a fierce bad ass but she s also a mom and it was that side of her that really endeared her to me She loves her baby girl, Dakota and will do anything in her power to keep her safe As tough as she is, she sure knows how to turn on the charm when it suits her and she had me under her spell Since the plot is so fast paced and exciting, I won t even really get into it, but I will say that it had incessant action which made for a very engaging and exhilarating read The setting traveled all around the Southern part of the US and was as true to life as the character of Lori Broadribb completely nailed her mannerisms and dialogue and created a character full of depth and intrigue If you re a fan of high octane thrillers you won t want to miss this electrifying debut.

  4. says:

    Find my full review at stars for DEEP DOWN DEAD This is a totally addictive and entertaining action thriller Full disclosure I m not usually one for action books but I found this book to be the perfect introduction to the genre DEEP DOWN DEAD is fast paced, action packed, and has totally endearing characters I absolutely recommend this one if you re looking to transition into the action thriller genre

  5. says:

    SYNOPSISLori 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 JT, Lori s former mentor the man who taught her everything she knows the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past 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 THOUGHTSThis is a cracking little read A tremendously fast paced action thriller from the debut author, Steph Broadribb To know this is a debut is quite remarkable The writer is very engaging with the reader and the author succeeds in drawing you into the story almost immediately The protagonist, Lori Anderson, is quite unique, but it works extremely well It s not every day we read about a female bounty hunter that s tough as they come Lori is a great character and I warmed to her very quickly She s hard on the outside, but she s soft and caring on the inside Lori has a big challenge ahead and she uses her skills quite wildly throughout the storyThe book is a true page turner It s full of excitement, tension, energy, romance, and to be honest, the book is loaded with all type of emotions For me, I found this book fun to read It s packed full of action and adrenaline and the plot is tremendous It s delivered with confidence, pace, and assurance If you like Lee Child and Jack Reacher, you ll love this book, very much in his style.I really hope this continues as a series, it s a fantastic read, and Lori Anderson is a great new character This would also make a great film.Solid 4 5 stars from me and highly recommended

  6. says:

    Former stripper turned bounty hunter, Lori, takes her 9yr old daughter, Dakota with her to track down and bring in, JT, a wanted criminal who happens to be Lori s former mentor in the bounty hunter business Naturally Dakota is kidnapped I mean, Lori taking her along on a case was bound to result in this and JT turns out to be a knight in shining armor as to two rekindle their former relationship with romance this time round, while trying to rescue Dakota Deep Down Dead is a formulaic crime thriller which reads like it was written for TV The book lacked character depth and where an attempt was made, the backstory felt like an afterthought to add context which didn t really work There s was too much repetition, cat and mouse chasing back and forth, and diluted storytelling to make it engaging in any meaningful way My rating 2 5 stars I had high hopes for this one I know I m with the minority here on Goodreads with my thoughts on Deep Down Dead, but the book just didn t work for me If you re after a thriller with filler content which you can skim read then this is for you.

  7. says:

    All of my reviews can be found in full at My Word From the opening scene you can tell there is something very different and something very right about this book Lori is a woman with an attitude, an edge Straight talking, focused, wary, she is one tough woman Someone who has been through the ringer over the course of her life and come out the other side stronger and in control Stripper turned bounty hunter, she is focused only on her daughter and her honest talking, no nonsense attitude is refreshing to say the least I m not normally one for brashy female characters, but there is just something about Lori She won t take messing from anyone and she uses her wits to out gun any man out there I really like her style.After an intrigue laden opening, the first few chapters of this book may lull you into a false sense of security They ease you in, setting the scene for what will become a high octane, high stakes, hellishly gripping and turbulent ride alongside Lori and her target fugitive JT Make the most of them because once from there on in you re going to need your strength After Lori sets off to collect JT you ll barely get a chance to catch your breath It is pow after pow of action, the plot twisting as surely as a mountain road, and as JT slowly reveals the truth behind his arrest and the reason for him going on the run, you will be left speechless And maybe a little creeped out It definitely depicts the darker side of the Sunshine State Kind of makes me think twice about heading back to the Magic Kingdom too.There are no overly gratuitous moments of violence in the book as such, but you can rest assured that both JT and Lori are kick ass bounty hunters who know how to take care of themselves Even in the quieter moments the threat is ever present as the people trying to find and stop JT continue to pursue them, constantly punctuating their intent with bullets and murder Nobody is safe these people have no conscience whatsoever, happy to use anyone or anything as a pawn to get what they want There s even a bit of an eww moment involving some unsuspecting gators too, although that scene also made me smile a little Call it my perverse sense of humour if you like.The language and style of the writing is truly authentic, totally in keeping with Lori s brash nature and her background Told from her point of view, you get an occasionally skewed view of the action Unable to forgive herself for what happened in her past and trying desperately to hide an obvious truth from JT, Lori forces herself to keep a distance between them, despite the very obvious chemistry between the pair He is older, stronger and, in some sense, wiser than Lori with a very definite edge to him so I can see a lot of JT related book crushes blossoming over time , but it is Lori s common sense and skills honed over the years they were apart which will ultimately help them out of the hole they are in The training the author did as a Bounty Hunter and the various equipment they use shines through in the writing Remind me never to upset Miss Broadribb my review is in no way influenced by my fear of her skills As I said before, I really like Lori Her style, her attitude, her persistence, and her resilience You cannot fault her dedication to her daughter Dakota, but ultimately, she is loyal to JT too The beauty of the ending of this book and the reality of her job as a bounty hunter, means that this series could run on for years and I for one cannot wait to see what happens to our sharp tongued, quick witted, kick ass heroine next.A hard hitting, brash talking, taser toting 5 stars from me.

  8. says:

    Whew, I m exhausted Fast paced and action packed A real page turner I can totally see this being a movie.

  9. says:

    Earlier this year Orenda Books announced that they would be publishing Deep Down Dead, the debut novel of Steph Broadribb a.k.a one of my all time favourite bloggers Crime Thriller Girl and my Twitter timeline blew up Everyone was talking about this book, and everyone wanted to read it A torturous wait then ensued until the tireless and brilliant Karen Sullivan made my weekend by sending me an early copy to read with no deadline for a review or a need for one at all But, once I began reading Deep Down Dead I knew I was reading something special, a debut that, if there s any justice in the book world, will be huge and be the start of a long and book filled career for Steph Deep Down Dead might just be my favourite debut novel ever When they start off this good, you know nothing but greatness is destined to follow When I finished reading Deep Down Dead there was simply no question of me not reviewing it as loudly as possible It has been a number of months since a book made my Hall of Fame and so hopefully that gives some indication of what a special book this is.Lori Anderson I really don t know where to start except to say that I loved her She is a bounty hunter and mother to nine year old Dakota who has leukaemia Desperate for cash to pay for her daughter s treatment she takes on an extremely risky case, and has no choice but to take Dakota along for the ride The only problem actually, the first of many problems is that the person she is hunting is her former mentor JT, the man who taught her everything she knows, and the man who knows all her secrets I went into this book knowing nothing other than what I ve just relayed about the plot and I advise anybody planning on reading this book to do the same More often than not I have to read the blurb to have some idea of what s to come, but I wanted to know as little about the plot as possible and that paid off as it resulted in an extremely tense and addictive read that contained a whole multitude of shocks and surprises though one kind of major plot twist I did work out very early and had I been hooked up to a heart rate monitor reading this book, the chart would have been all over the place Believe me when I say that thrillers don t come much thrilling than Deep Down Dead.Deep Down Dead might be a fast paced, adrenaline fueled read but Steph Broadribb does not sacrifice character development to achieve that Instead we are treated to three characters who will live on in my memory not least because Steph finishes this debut novel leaving the reader absolutely desperate for as some of my favourites At first I was thinking why oh why would you take a young child on such a dangerous case but then, because I was so invested in the story and these characters something happened and I actually shouted out loud No Yes, really I think that was the point I knew it was going to be a late night of reading I began to get a real understanding of Lori s fears for her daughter s health and how her thinking, the logical part at least, was hugely affected by that A mother desperate to save her child from something like this will do absolutely everything to achieve that and Lori might doubt herself throughout the story but it was clear to me just how much she loved Dakota and they both became real characters in my mind, characters who I truly believed in and I can t tell you how much I was hoping for the best whilst reading this book I can t say too much about JT without stepping into spoiler territory but he was also a character I very much enjoyed reading about and his history with Lori is what really makes these characters feel so real The scenes between them are so highly charged that at times I felt almost like an intruder, an intruder who refused to look away I m not too sure how I would describe Lori to somebody because she is a woman with many layers, but as a bounty hunter she is strong, fearless, ballsy and than a match for any man I can see someone calling her the female Jack Reacher, but I ll jump in and say she has heart but, in terms of a thriller character, certain similarities can be drawn I wouldn t want to mess with her, put it that way I imagined her as some kind of cross between Doris Day s Calamity Jane a modern version mixed with the looks of Sookie Stackhouse Quite the combination.Just in case it isn t clear yet how much I loved this book I wanted to mention something else that really made me enjoy it even and that s setting For someone who has written hundreds of reviews I don t really call them that, just my thoughts about a book I am often really bad at describing how something came across to me and what I m trying to say is that this whole book had that American feel that I have always loved when I watch American thriller movies or TV shows like Breaking Bad, even the dialogue between the characters had that feeling I m not sure Lori would appreciate her speech being called cute, but at times that s almost what it was like It wouldn t be clear to a reader unaware of who the author was that she wasn t American herself and it s clearly research I believe Steph knows her way around a taser and knowledge that has allowed her to write a novel with this amount of authenticity when it comes to the setting And mentioning film, Deep Down Dead is just crying out to be made into a film Just look at that cover, it s movie poster ready and probably one of my favourite covers of the year It s just fantastic, and so suited to the book Carrying on with setting and some of the scenes in this book take place in a theme park and, despite the danger the characters were in at the time, it was such a fantastic setting for a book to take place and some of the scenes taking place here were my favourite of the whole book and certainly the ones that had my heart racing the most Steph s writing is incredibly immersive and creates some quite vivid imagery in the mind of the reader, it was very easy to picture these scenes in my mind and the action barely lets up the whole way through and it s a thoroughly exciting read but also with a lot of danger throughout for our main characters and it s never clear just where that danger is coming from, or whether our characters will be able to get away from it.I was at the 95% mark on my Kindle and the action still showed no signs of slowing down, Deep Down Dead is all action from start to finish Then, sadly, the story did end and I was left desperate for This is one of those books that I wish I had the confidence to do something like climb up on the roof of a Waterstones with a megaphone and scream at passers by to buy it, but I don t think that d achieve much other than to get me arrested So, as a blogger all I can do is hope that people read my review which is surely just going to be one of hundreds and take away from it that this really is a very special and rare kind of debut, a thriller that won t be forgotten and with characters that won t be forgotten and not just the good ones, the villains in this book are rotten to the core and that my rambling about how much I loved it can make even just a few people take a chance on the book as I just know that anybody who does will love it as much as I did Luckily for Steph Broadribb she already has a megaphone wielding super publicist behind her in Karen Sullivan and if one of the hardest working and most passionate people in publishing can t make this book a roaring success, nobody can I cannot recommend Deep Down Dead enough, it is easily one of the best books I have read this year and it s my favourite release from Orenda Books I simply cannot wait for the sequel.

  10. says:

    OH MY GOD There is one less space in my top reads of 2017 today and its only February But this book It is just so seriously cool and ridiculously brilliant I loved it so much I am now prepared to do some serious stalking to get hold of Stephs next book in the series as soon as I possibly can I mean, I have MAJOR fictional character crush here and its not on JT although he is a very close second Lori Anderson is such an achingly hip mom that I just want to be her I loved her relationship with her nine year old daughter Dakota, whom I took to straight away with her mini adult perspective on her mother s life and job I loved the way she kicked ass when faced with a roomful of bad guys I loved her courage and determination But most of all I found her to be real, a single mum doing what she had to do to get by, in a world where good rarely triumphs over bad any.Everything about this book worked for me I loved its fresh writing style with the short chapters maintaining a high level of anxiety and adrenaline I loved the characters, good AND bad, the atmospheric settings of Florida and West Virginia, and the whole concept of a plot that revolved around bounty hunting I have to admit though I stopped reading after a few pages to google bounty hunting which is FASCINATING stuff And due to Steph, herself, having trained as a skip tracer it felt authentic from start to finish I was sucked in to Lori s dilemma immediately and became so engrossed in her predicament that I nearly missed my stop on the train yes, I was that into this book In fact, I couldn t wait to get back on the train to continue both our journeys This could easily have wandered farther down the romantic suspense route but the author kept any relationship dynamics to a tantalising minimum concentrating on the action and a VERY cleverly conceived crime plot I really felt Lori s maternal instincts intensify as she channelled them into her search for the truth She was like a one woman A Team, a fierce mama bear protecting her sick young and prepared to fight till her final breath for those she believes in.I haven t read a debut as fresh and exciting as this for a long time And now I have, I WANT MORE I also feel it would make a great Hollywood action movie we need strong women characters leading the way on the big screen I had Jennifer Lawrence in my head while reading Anyone else Loved, loved, LOVED IT from start to finish and therefore very highly recommended by me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *