Monday, 14 January 2019

Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb

I am delighted to be today's stop on the Blog Tour for Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb. Deep Dirty Truth is published in paperback by Orenda Books on 24th January 2019. It's the third book in the Lori Anderson action thriller series.

Deep Dirty Truth
By Steph Broadribb
Published by Orenda Books (ebook - out now; paperback - 24 January 2019)
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher

Publisher's description
A price on her head. A secret worth dying for. Just 48 hours to expose the truth…

Single-mother bounty hunter Lori Anderson has finally got her family back together, but her new-found happiness is shattered when she’s snatched by the Miami Mob – and they want her dead. Rather than a bullet, they offer her a job: find the Mob’s ‘numbers man’ – Carlton North – who’s in protective custody after being forced to turn federal witness against them. If Lori succeeds, they’ll wipe the slate clean and the price on her head – and those of her family – will be removed. If she fails, they die.

My verdict
I'm more than a little in love with Deep Dirty Truth. In fact, I raced through the first two books in this series - Deep Down Dead and Deep Blue Trouble - but THIS book has now stolen my heart even more than they did.

There's not really much more for me to say, other than READ IT or, rather, READ THEM ALL! But I do usually write slightly longer reviews. So what can I say about this book, other than 'it is brilliant'?

Deep Dirty Truth is an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster read - a race against the clock. It's so fast-paced that I barely drew a breath and didn't have time to make notes, which isn't ideal when you need to write a review (and why I may be waffling here - sorry, as it's not something I usually do).

The Lori Anderson series reminds me a lot of the Stephanie Plum series (by Janet Evanovich), which I used to read voraciously but haven't read for years. But, to me, the Lori Anderson series is even better - it's full of emotion and the writing is fantastic. Lori is more than just a bounty hunter - she puts her role as a mother first, every time. Everything she does is for the sake of her young daughter, Dakota, even if it means putting her own life in danger to keep Dakota safe.

Deep Dirty Truth and the previous two books feel very real, which isn't surprising as the author has spent a lot of time in the USA and even trained as a bounty hunter herself. Steph Broadribb writes vivid descriptions of characters, action and setting - I felt like I was there too. She's created a great family dynamic between Lori and JT and Dakota, and I even love some of the more-minor characters I'm not supposed to even like.

Everything in the book is tied up neatly by the end (well, almost everything - at least, everything that needs to be - you'll just have to read it to find out more). The scene is now set perfectly for the next instalment and I can't wait to see both Lori and JT in action.

Bring it on!!! Go #TeamLori

Follow the Blog Tour

1 comment: