Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Last Resort by Steph Broadribb

The Last Resort: A Lori Anderson Short Story (Rookie Bounty Hunter)
By Steph Broadribb
Published by Orenda Books (1 August 2017)

Publisher's description
Done with a life of exploitation and violence, Lori Anderson is training to be a bounty hunter. Holed up in the Georgia Mountains with her reclusive mentor, JT, Lori is determined to put her new skills into practice. Behind JT's back, she breaks his rules and grabs the chance she's looking for. Will her gamble pay off, or will she have to learn the hard way? 

My verdict
If you're a Lori Anderson fan, you're in for a treat with The Last Resort. You're also in for a treat if you haven't yet read Steph's Broadribb's Deep Down Dead, the first novel in her Lori Anderson series. This was the best action thriller I had read in a long time and it's sure to be in my top reads this year.

I'm not going to give anything away about the plot (other than the blurb above), because it is a short story. But The Last Resort is a fun quick read (with a rookie female bounty hunter with attitude and a sexy bounty hunter pro) while you're waiting for the next Lori Anderson book, Deep Blue Trouble, which is being published by Orenda Books in January 2018. We get a snippet of Lori's life while she was training with bounty hunter JT, well before their story in Deep Down Dead.

The Last Resort is also a great introduction to Steph Broadribb's Lori Anderson series, as you get the added bonus of the first three chapters of Deep Down Dead at the end - and they're certain to leave you wanting more. They left me wanting more, and this is my third time reading them, having read Deep Down Dead twice (yes, I am a 'bit' of a fan).

If you're a fan of Janet Evanovitch and Lee Child, buy this short story and buy Deep Down Dead! Oh, and pre-order Deep Blue Trouble too!

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