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Deep Blue Trouble

Published Date: 13th July 2017

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Description

Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but the little girl’s cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking.
Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death row.
Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher, and JT walks free.This is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything…
Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.

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‘Lori Anderson is back with a bang in Deep Blue Trouble – a sharply written, fast-paced thriller with bucket loads of heart. With a heroine who jumps off the page and a fantastic supporting cast, this series is a sure-fire winner for anyone with a pulse’ Susi Holliday

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‘Another adrenaline-fuelled, brilliant thriller from Steph Broadribb. Trouble has never been so attractive’ A. K. Benedict

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‘Second in the Lori Anderson series and another electric humdinger of a read. Bounty hunter Lori is thrown in the deep end when she agrees to hunt down a murderer in order to strike a deal with the FBI. The clipped, almost unsentimental tone allows the fast-paced story to explode from the get-go. Deep Blue Trouble has an intense energy, it cements Lori Anderson as a fabulous main lead … long may this series continue’ Liz Robinson, LoveReading

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‘ This is romping entertainment that moves faster than a bullet’ Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

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‘If you like your action to race away at full tilt, then this whirlwind of a thriller is a must’ Deirdre O’Brien, Sunday People

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‘With convincing, gritty local detail, unflinching violence, and a subplot of red-hot romance, all narrated by a likeable, fast-talking heroine, this punchy and powerful adventure will leave you wanting more’ The Mirror

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‘Stripper-turned-bounty hunter Lori, with her sickly young daughter in tow, gets into high-octane escapes when she sets out to bring her former lover and mentor to justice. Lively’ The Sunday Times Crime Club

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‘ The non-stop twists and turns draw in readers like a magnet and keep them hooked to the action right up to the emotional conclusion’ Pam Norfolk, Burnley Gazette

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‘Sultry and suspenseful, it marks a welcome first for an exceptional new voice’ Good Reading Magazine

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.‘Fast, confident and suspenseful’ Lee Child

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‘Like Midnight Run, but much darker … really, really good’ Ian Rankin

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‘A real cracker … Steph Broadribb kicks ass, as does her ace protagonist’ Mark Billingham

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‘Pacey, emotive and captivating, this is kick-ass thriller writing of the highest order’ Rod Reynolds

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‘A relentless page-turner with twists and turns that left me breathless’ J.S. Law

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‘Fast-paced, engaging and hugely entertaining’ Simon Toyne

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‘Brilliant and pacey’ Steve Cavanagh

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‘Excitement and exhilaration flies off every page’ David Young

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‘An explosive, exciting debut’ David Mark

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‘A hell of a thriller’ Mason Cross

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‘A setting that zings with authenticity’ Anya Lipska

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‘Fast, furious and thrilling’ Graeme Cameron

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‘A series that will run and run’ Howard Linskey

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‘A blistering debut’ Neil Broadfoot

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‘If you love romantic suspense, you’ll love this ride’ Alexandra Sokoloff

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‘Deft and assured’ Chris Whitaker

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‘A stunning debut from a major new talent’ Zoë Sharp

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‘Perfect for fans of Lee Child and Janet Evanovich’ Alex Caan

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‘Powerful, passionate and packs a real punch’ Fergus McNeill

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‘Delivers thrills at breakneck pace’ Marnie Riches

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‘Assured and emotionally moving’ Daniel Pembrey

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‘Crying out to be a Hollywood movie’ Louise Voss

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‘High-octane and breathlessly paced’ Ava Marsh

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‘One of my favourite debut novels for a long, long time’ Luca Veste

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‘A fast-talking, gun-toting heroine with a heart of gold’ Claire Seeber

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‘A top crime talent! Unputdownable’ Helen Cadbury

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‘Relentless, breathtaking and emotionally charged’ Jane Isaac

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‘A gritty debut that will appeal to Sue Gra on fans’ Caroline Green

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‘Great action scenes and great atmosphere’ C.J. Carver

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‘Crazy good … full-tilt action and a brilliant cast of characters’ Yrsa Sigurđardóttir

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‘Broadribb’s writing is fresh and vivid, crackling with life … Deep Down Dead is an impressive thriller, the kind of book that comfortably sits alongside seasoned pros’ Craig Sisterson

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‘The first book in this series, Deep Down Dead, was one of my favourite reads of last year so I was excited to dive into this latest instalment – and I wasn’t disappointed. Lori Anderson is back as the tough-as-nails, single-mother bounty hunter who will do anything to protect her sick daughter, Dakota. This time, she must strike a deal with a shady FBI agent in order to free Dakota’s father from death row but the job he wants Lori to take on comes with a whole lot of trouble. Deep Blue Trouble has a bit of everything – suspense, action, romance, danger and a plot that will keep you reading into the wee small hours. I loved it.’ Lisa Gray, Daily Record

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‘Bounty hunter Lori Anderson returns in the second instalment of this high-octane US trilogy. Gutsy Lori is tasked with bringing in an on-the-run felon, her only chance to save her daughter’s father from jail. Fresh, fast and zinging with energy’ Sunday Mirror

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‘Second in the Lori Anderson series and another electric humdinger of a read … Set plenty of time aside, as once I started, I simply didn’t want to stop, and raced to keep up with the dramatic story. Deep Blue Trouble has an intense energy; it cements Lori Anderson as a fabulous main lead… long may this series continue’ Liz Robinson, Love Reading

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Steph appears on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 to talk about Deep Blue Trouble. Listen to the interview below.

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‘Broadribb continues to take our breath away, not just with Lori’s electrifying feats of daring but a plot featuring more twists and turns than a Hollywood disaster movie … while the action is relentless, the danger hair-raising and the tension palpable, Deep Blue Trouble still delivers a powerful emotional punch as the romance between Lori and JT simmers tantalisingly, and Dakota’s illness hangs over Lori like a dark shadow. The constant juggling of work and motherhood, aggression and affection, danger and domesticity make Lori a seductive star, excitingly extraordinary and yet still identifiably ordinary. The result is entertainment all the way… don’t miss it!’ Lancashire Evening Post

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‘At the outset of British author Broadribb’s rough and tumble sequel to Deep Down Dead, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson makes an off-the-books deal with FBI special agent Alex Monroe. She agrees to track down Gibson “the Fish” Fletcher, a thief turned murderer who’s escaped from police custody, in exchange for Monroe ensuring the freedom of her former lover, JT Tate, who’s in prison awaiting trial for multiple killings that he confessed to but didn’t commit. Tate, who’s under threat from imprisoned members of the Miami Mob, has only recently learned that he’s the father of Anderson’s nine-year-old daughter, Dakota, whose safety is also in play. The deck is stacked against Anderson, starting with Monroe’s insistence that she work with bounty hunter Dez McGregor, who’s dismissive of her talents. As Anderson follows Fletcher’s trail to California, she faces insults, attacks, and deceptions from a host of people connected to the fugitive, including his brother and his lover, with grit and determination. Readers will cheer her every step of the way’ Publishers’ Weekly

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Shortlisted for two Dead Good Reader Awards:

The Kathy Reichs Award for Fearless Female Character

Thee Cat Amongst the Pigeons Award for Most Exceptional Debut

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 www.crimethrillergirl.com, 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. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in two categories, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts.
My Little Eye, her first novel under her pseudonym Stephanie Marland was published by Trapeze Books in April 2018.
Follow Steph on Twitter @CrimeThrillGirl and on Facebook facebook.com/CrimeThrillerGirl or visit her website: crimerthrillergirl.com

Online Reviews

‘This is the second in the series but there’s just enough info and backstory so that you can read this without having read the first. Lori is worth getting to know – she’s gutsy but has a heart, kicks ass but is careful not to lose her sense of right and wrong. She’s asked to do the impossible in this novel – is thrown a curveball or two and ….well you’ll have to read it to find out. Deep Blue Trouble is a dip in the Florida sun, being chased by a shark and feeling the heat on your back, the cold water on your face and the shock and exhilaration of what’s to come…Phew! Lasso a copy of this right now!’ The Book Trail

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Wow! Steph Broadribb has done it again. Yes, the kick-ass Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson is back in Deep Blue Trouble  – which is even better than the first book in this series, Deep Down Dead … Steph Broadribb has written a fast-paced action thriller … I’m loving this series – it’s fresh, fun and a rollercoaster read each time’ Off The Shelf Books

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‘I really appreciated the way that Broadribb worked in a recap of Deep Down Dead to the opening pages here. It’s a lost art anymore, and I just wanted to take a second and say way to go … This was a fast thriller, with a story that propels you to keep reading — you’ll read more than you should per sitting, because you just can’t put it down. Broadribb writes like a seasoned pro, with panache and skill. Lori remains one of my favorite new characters for this year, and the rest of the cast of characters are just about as good. I can’t wait to see what Broadribb puts poor Lori, JT and Dakota through next’ Irresponsible Reader 

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‘Steph Broadribb certainly knows how to write a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and how she manages to do it is beyond me, I felt breathless and my heart was pounding as I tore through the pages. To write with that level of intensity is a skill! … This series is fresh, fast-paced, bursting with action and with a female lead unlike any other. I have become a huge fan of Lori and of Steph Broadribb, I cannot recommend these books enough – fresh, enthralling, exciting and wonderfully kick-ass. Bring on book three!’ Emma’s Bookish Corner

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‘Exciting. Dangerous. Electric. Those are just some of the words that spring to mind when I think about this book. Deep Blue Trouble is a stellar read; the plot moves at rapid speed and you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough! You absorb this novel, the danger and excitement of it all will thrill you to no end … I cannot recommend this novel, and series, enough, especially if you enjoy action-packed crime thrillers that do not let up for one moment’ Keeper of Pages

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‘The plot races along at a breakneck pace yet never feels rushed. The bad guys aren’t stereotyped in anyway but feel genuinely threatening, and the undercurrent of fear for her family is ever present within Lori … This book as a must read for fans of crime and action tales, and as a result I will be picking up the first book featuring Lori Anderson, and hoping Steph Broadribb has many more adventures for her in the future’ Books and Beyond Reviews

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‘This is another top-notch fast-paced thriller from Steph Broadribb and she is definitely on to a winner with such a strong female lead as Lori Anderson … The pacing is so fast that you can’t help but hurtle through this book as fast as you possibly can and with tantalising unfinished business leading nicely on to the next instalment, I am on tenterhooks for book 3.  I can see that this is going to be a series I will want to read again and again; I can’t recommend it highly enough’

 The Book Magnet

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‘Like its predecessor, Deep Blue Trouble is incredibly fast-paced throughout, and the tension never lets up.  Whilst I liked Deep Down Dead, I preferred this second instalment.  It felt more like Lori doing her own thing, and I felt that we saw a bit more of her strategic capabilities, and that she was more reliant upon her own instincts … Deep Blue Trouble continues an amazing series with an unforgettable heroine, and I’m delighted that there’s scope for another instalment – I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a third book in the series!’ Jo’s Book Blog

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Deep Blue Trouble proves to be a thrilling and thoroughly entertaining tale – a real page turner and one that I’m happy to recommend! Steph Broadribb is quickly proving to be one of my favourite crime writers and I am already feeling excited for book number 3’ The Curious Ginger Cat

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‘With some brilliant twists this story will pull the reader in all different directions. After reading I felt like taking a breath but I loved the action packed story and the writing ability of Steph Broadribb as she pulls you fully into the story. With pretty much everything fading into the background as you concentrate on the thrilling events taking place. Deep Blue Trouble is intense from start to finish! Five stars from me!’ Rae Reads

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‘This book was brilliant!  Hooked me straight in and took me on an exhilarating ride to the end, what a page turner!! … The plot is great and I started reading the book one evening and didn’t stop until I’d reached the end. The writing style is superb and spot on for the book. Five stars from me without hesitation, brilliant story, absolutely loved it!! Even though we’re still only in January, this will definitely feature in my best books of the year come December!!’ 

Donna’s Book Blog

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‘The absolute beauty of the writing comes in the sheer depth the author brings to what is basically a thrill ride of the highest order. In Lori Anderson, Steph Broadribb has created a genuinely authentic, kick ass, realistically flawed heroine who I will now follow anywhere – a breath of fresh air on a hot summer’s day blowing right through the thriller genre and turning it on its head … Addictive, fun, bang on the money from first page to last. Not a lot else to say really! Highly Recommended!’ Liz Loves Books

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Deep Blue Trouble is extremely fast paced and I have to admit that I read it in one sitting, because I just didn’t want to put my book down and not know what was happening in the world of Lori … Deep Blue Trouble is just as amazing as Steph Broadribb’s first book and I absolutely loved it. You really need to go out and get engrossed in this series’

Life of a Nerdish Mum

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Deep Blue Trouble will work as a standalone but why not read the first book in the series whilst you’re at it.  I promise you won’t regret it.  I said this time last year that, “For me, this is the book that every other book has to beat this year to become my favourite read of 2017.  It’s early days but Deep Down Dead is a long way in the lead at the moment (and we’re not even done with January yet!)”.  Well, the same applies this year.  As things stand at present, Deep Blue Trouble is the book every other book has to beat to be my ‘book of 2018’.  As crime writers go, you can’t get better than Steph Broadribb. Perfect!’ Damp Pebbles

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‘I really enjoyed reading this book, it has a fast pace and plenty of twists and turns along with the who can you trust element too. I liked Lori, the main character who is a bounty hunter in Florida who finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she goes to California to hunt a dangerous man. It is a job that she doesn’t want to do but she is forced into it by an FBI agent who promises her that he will help out a friend who is in trouble with the law …  I loved the book, I still really want to read the first book in the series and I look forward to the third book! It’s great to read about a feisty female character’ If Only I could Read Faster

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‘All though this is an action thriller, it is loaded with feelings of love and sacrifice. The author perfectly blends a story full of high anxiety with just the right amount of emotion. When you remove all the action and suspense from the story you will find a very basic premise – a woman who loves her family and will to do anything to protect them. I cannot think of anyone who would be unable to relate to Lori.  Deep Blue trouble is action packed, exhilarating, fast paced, and full of heart. Fans of James Patterson’s Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club series, as well as Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series will certainly love Lori Anderson.’ Murder and Moore

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I have got to say, that this book has just outdone itself for me! It is fast paced straight from page one, and has so many elements. Lori and JT have a long, deep history, and Dakota, Lori’ s daughter, is the reason Lori fights as hard as she does. Lori is,one tough woman who’s resilience you have got to admire! … I found it extremely hard to book this book down, and it will definitely be hard for another book to live up the same fierce excitement and energy’

Vanessa Turns Pages

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‘Aside from the great characters, I think the overriding success of this series comes down to one thing – its authenticity. From the language used, the colloquialisms and attitude of Lori for one thing, through to the way in which the hunt is described, even to the passive (and not so passive) aggression and tension which exists between Lori and fellow hunter McGregor, it all just feels right … nerve wracking and so fast paced you won’t have time to even stop and breathe. This is a one sitting kind of a read so think carefully about when you are going to pick it up. Once you start, just like Lori facing down her target, you won’t want to back away until you turn the very last page. A totally cracking book. Can’t wait for book three’ Jen Meds Book Reviews

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‘Steph Broadribb has delivered another cracking story. Deep Blue Trouble is an incredibly hard-hitting and action-packed adventure that had me on the edge of my seat. The suspenseful plot had me hooked from start to finish, trying to unravel the threads and fearing for the lives of those involved. These books would make such great movies! They’re exciting, an adrenaline rush and yes, totally exhausting but in the most satisfying way. The ending is set up perfectly for a follow-up and I for one can’t wait!’ Novel Deelights

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‘Tense, thrilling and simply unputdownable, Deep Blue Trouble is a fantastic rollercoaster ride featuring one of crime fiction’s feistiest and most fearless heroines. A sensational tale packed with twist and turns, heart-pounding suspense and spine-tingling intrigue, Deep Blue Trouble captivates from the very first page and will keep readers entertained and enthralled until the very last word. A gripping crime thriller that is certainly not for the faint-hearted, Deep Blue Trouble is a must-read for readers who like their chillers smart, dark and absolutely electrifying!’ Bookish Jottings

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‘I love the writing. I love the breathless pace and bubbling energy. And I love the characters to pieces! This is one of themost fabulous series!! I especially enjoyed the tension between Lori and Dez McGregor and seeing how their relationship played out in Deep Blue Trouble! This is one of those series that is just going to get better and better! Deep Blue Trouble thrums with inexhaustible energy and eye-popping action! Heart-pounding, show-stopping thrills combined with a kick-ass lead character! What more could you ask for from a book?! Utterly brilliant! Can’t wait to read book 3! Fast-paced. Tense. Wonderful’ Ronnie Turner

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‘My heart was in my mouth at times wondering if Lori was going to make it out alive or not. You have to love her determination though … Deep Blue Trouble is an absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. This is one crime thriller series that I literally cannot get enough of. You really care about the characters and constantly want them to come out on top. Will definitely be counting down the days until the next book is out’ By The Letter Book Reviews

 

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‘I loved this book just as much as I did the last one. The storyline raced along at a cracking pace as Lori continued to kick ass, leaving no stone unturned as she searched for her target … Although this is exhilarating, non stop thrillfest Steph Broadribb still manages to fully develop her characters so that you come to really care what happens to them … Deep Blue Trouble is a full on, heart pounding action thriller and it’s shaping up to be one of my most favourite series EVER! Lori Anderson is my kind of gal and I hope it’s not too long till her next adventure!’ My Chestnut Tree Reading

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‘I absolutely loved this book, it is full of twists and turns getting the reader on the edge of their seat – easily devoured in one sitting if real-life responsibilities don’t get in the way. This is one of those books that I couldn’t stop thinking about and just wanted to get back to reading. This series is definitely a must-read series and I hope that there are many more outings from Lori and JT to come’ Have Books Will Read

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‘What I really love about Lori is that she is both fearless and vulnerable, which is a really tough balance to strike but Steph Broadribb has managed it. ‘Deep Blue Trouble‘ sets off at a pace and doesn’t let up until the final page – it’s like a Tarantino movie. Broadribb’s descriptions of both the characters and the settings ensure that the reader can clearly visualise the high-octane action. Like Lori, ‘Deep Blue Trouble‘ really packs a punch!’ Elementary V Watson

 

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‘I love this series so much, and yet we’re only into the second book. Lori Anderson is a true joy of a protagonist; suffused with courage, hard enough to stand her ground against any man, yet a loving mother and as sexy as hell. Broadribb’s bodacious heroine is a gutsy, kick-ass bounty hunter and in Deep Blue Trouble she’s doing what she does best, following the trail of an escaped convict who killed three prison guards on his  way out of prison … Thrilling, nail-bitingly good and with a panache that is just joyful, Lori Anderson is a heroine for today and Deep Blue Trouble is a book that belongs on everyone’s ‘must have’ shelf’ Live and Deadly

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‘This is a fast paced, action packed thriller. The setting and location are very clearly evoked and the reader is able to imagine and picture each scene and each character. It’s great fun to step into Lori’s world even though it is dangerous and full of threat. Deep Blue Trouble is an edge of your seat read and one that you want to be part of each step of the way. I enjoyed it because it stands out; it’s fresh, bold and it’s great that everything I loved about Deep Down Dead is also here in Deep Blue Trouble … I’m pretty sure we are going to be seeing a lot more adventures from Lori Anderson!’ Bibliomaniac

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‘Lori Anderson is a bounty hunter. Because of some stuff that’s described in Deep Down Dead, she has to apprehend a dangerous criminal … Wow there are twists in this. We get quite a bit of much-needed exposition but the story moves at a hundred miles an hour. One twist had me annoyed (because hey it’s been done before) but within a couple of pages we were in quite a new direction. There are about ten endings and somehow that works because – given what’s happened – a single ending would have been far too bathetic’ Café Thinking

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‘Deep Down Trouble is a fascinating, fast paced thriller with heart which i really enjoyed.  Lori is on a mission again, but this time it’s more personal as the outcome could help save JT, a man she really cares about and the father of her child, from the electric chair. The book feels quite real as the investigation unfolds at quite a realistic place and she make revelations from normal clues rather than just jumping to mad conclusions.  This helped increase my enjoyment of the book as I felt more connected to the characters and more concerned for them if things went wrong …  I will definitely be reading more from this author and will be recommending this book to anyone who likes clever. well plotted thrillers’

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‘I honestly could ramble about this one for a whole lot longer than I already have, but I’ll finish by saying that if you’re a thriller fan and you haven’t read this series you seriously HAVE to. They’re not your run of the mill police procedurals, you have a bounty hunter, mama bear who takes no prisoners with an extremely messy past AND the type of action that leaves you breathless. Honestly, what more could you want? If you’re me, a movie version of this book, this is seriously begging to be brought to life’ Novel Gossip

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‘I had a feeling of anxiety throughout. I was dreading something happening that would cause Lori heartache but fortunately I was wrong. There needs to be another book soon, my chin hit the floor at the last page and I need to know what happens next. If you fancy a series that is like the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich you will love this. Fast paced whilst heart warming. Brilliant’ Steph’s Book Blog

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‘It’s a tense, powerful ride … All in all, an excellent, breathtaking crime thriller with a compelling central character (oh Lori!) and plenty of action. I didn’t feel by the time I’d reached the end of the book that every twist had been explained, but that’s fine because this story is still very much in motion’ Blue Book Balloon

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‘The plot is fast-paced and energetic; it doesn’t let up; nail-biting and explosive; once again I was so engrossed that the last 2 hours reading was done without taking a break, not even to powder my nose even though I was desperate! Once you start this then make a space on your comfy reading spot for the rest of the day as you are going nowhere! Quick firing narrative rattles around your brain and pins you to your seat until you are finished. This is a fresh, original and absolute kick-ass series that would go down a storm on-screen. Do not miss this!’

Chapter in my Life

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‘Steph Broadribb’s writing has such a natural style to it and you can tell that she’s spent a lot of time in the US. She has a good ear for the language so the dialogue flows naturally. There are some great new characters in the story (I particularly like Red) and we even get to hear from JT himself while he’s in prison. Once more, Lori is in the position of not being able to trust anyone as she appears to have enemies whichever way she turns. Lori also finds her conscience tested on several occasions.  And the ending? Well, obviously I’m not going to give that away but I think we can safely say that Lori Anderson will return. A corker of a read!’ Joy Kluver

 

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‘The tension is ramped up with the ever present danger and race against time … author Steph Broadribb uses her experiences of working as a bounty hunter in the US to give the story its feeling of authenticity. I read this book into the night, holding my breath, couldn’t stop reading, desperate to find out what happens and if Lori succeeds in her mission. Wow, what a read!’ Mrs Bloggs Books

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‘In Deep Down Dead, the relationship between JT and Lori crackled off the page. Steph manages to keep that connection as Lori wonders at times what JT, who trained her, would do. If you like full on action stories with superb characters and plenty of cliffhangers, this is the book for you. A word of advice- read Deep Down Dead first- it fills in so much background. In short: What will Lori do next?’ Books Life and Everything

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Deep Blue Trouble is a thrilling, exhilarating, pump-action no-hold-bars kick-ass read … Lori Anderson is described as ‘the most fearless and memorable female character in crime fiction‘ and I think I would have to agree!! Her disregard for own safety and her drive to do anything for her daughter and JT, makes her such an intriguing character to follow. Engrossing, riveting and, did I mention…. an adrenaline-fueled, heart-pumping, action-packed adventure’ Swirl and Thread

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‘There’s lots of experience in Broadribb’s writing. Her own previous life as a bounty hunter is undoubtedly woven into the narrative which makes the novel, and Lori’s experiences more authentic. Deep Blue Trouble is fast-paced, edgy and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Broadribb has written a fantastic sequel that will keep fans of the first book very interested to know where Lori’s journey will take her next. I’m very much looking forward to reading the next instalment’ Segnalibro

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‘I can not forget to talk about JT, the other main character of this story, he is in prison for something he hasn’t done, but he prefers to be there than knowing that Lori and his daughter are in danger, sadly the bad men have other intentions and he will have to take a decision, for bad or worse… And let me say I can not wait to know how these two will continue in their next adventure, because it promises a lot of high voltage! What would you do to keep your daughter safe?’ Varietats

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‘Steph Broadribb has done something brilliant with this series of books. She has brought a character to life so vividly (I picture Maria Bello playing her in the film!) and made you completely and utterly root for her that you race through this story to find out what else she is going to have thrown at her … I didn’t want to but Steph Broadribb entices you in with just one more chapter, then another….. before you know it it’s 2am and you realise you need sleep. I absolutely and positively CANNOT wait for the next installment!’ Broad Beans Books

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‘This was a superb novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It is a thrilling, action packed read that once you pick up you find hard to put down. Lori Anderson is a great character that manages to combine her caring mothering side, with an action packed no nonsense streak …I will certainly be going back and reading Deep Down Dead now and I can’t wait to find out what will happen next in Book 3’ Hair Past A Freckle

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Deep Blue Trouble brings action to the table with a subtle layer of snark and the suggestion of what women have to deal with when they work in a domain predominantly inhabited by men. The characters are strong; the premise is compelling and most importantly the combination of those things promises more Lori Anderson books in the future. Broadribb has a natural flair for writing. It appears to just flow like a sweet melody, but with a lot of sass and violence’ Cheryll MM’s Book Blog

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Steph writes a two-part guest post on being a rookie bounty hunter as part of the blog tour. These parts can be found on Black Books Blog (part one) and From First Page to Last (part two).

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‘I found the story to be a well written suspenseful thriller and the action was relentless and the fast pace was kept up right the way through the book to the very last page … it is a great book for those who love the first book Deep Down Dead and are looking for another fast-paced thriller about a feisty woman who will do anything to save her family’ Love Books Group

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‘While this is a series I found it worked well as a standalone. The character is well developed and the book flows easily. The pace is just right being neither to fast or to slow … The author did a wonderful job with this book and has me very interested in reading the first in the series and any subsequent ones as well. I think I have just found a new author to out on my watch list’ Sean’s Book Reviews

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‘Short, fast chapters keeps the pace of this book moving at a speed where we don’t lose the story – but insteads are there, in the action. Feeling all the emotions with Lori and trying to help her think of her next move. I truly believe that Steph is a wizard. She possesses the magic to craft a stunning narrative, whilst creating characters which a reader cannot help but invest in. My only hope now is that Steph continues to write about Lori for at least the next 15+ books…..that would be excellent!’ The P Turner’s Book Blog

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‘Broadribb wastes no time hooking her reader. I would absolutely recommend reading the first in the series before diving into book two; I think it could be a little hard to follow without having the background knowledge from the first book since they are so closely linked. I won’t say much more specifically about the plot, as to not ruin it, but it is completely filled with on the edge of your seat moments and fast paced thrillers. The chapters leave you feeling breathless and Broadribb does not give her readers a break!’ Clues and Reviews

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Deep Blue Trouble is full of all of the things I loved about Deep Down Dead; heaps of action, heart, thrills and yet, there is still so much more. Steph Broadribb has improved on what was already a pretty wonderful narrative, this book is tighter and as we know the back story of Lori and JT is, in some ways, a more enjoyable read.  If Deep Down Dead was a delicious starter then Deep Blue Trouble is your all time favourite main course … I can’t wait to see where Steph Broadribb takes Lori next – I have become fully invested in her and her life and I’m counting down the days until the next instalment’ Beverley Has Read

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‘This series has fast become a firm favourite of mine. I love the raw realism, action-packed storylines and total in-your-face brass that only Lori Anderson can pull off! Do I recommend this read? Are you serious? Don’t make me open a can of whoop-ass on you – it’s a firm HELL YEAH from me!’ Crime Book Junkie

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‘Deep Down Blue was fast paced, thrilling, and it really just grabbed me, in a way that many books don’t. I felt my fingers flying over the pages, while I devoured this book. Absolutely brilliant. I am sold as a Steph Broadribb fan, and I look forward to reading many more of her books. You know how some books just need to be made into movies? You can just see it clearly in your head? Well this is one of those books!’ The Pages in Between

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‘Steph knows how to construct a tightly plotted, breathlessly paced, action packed, character driven novel that reads like the best blockbuster action movies you’ll see at the moving picture houses. There’s twists and turns and set pieces aplenty. Lori herself is a great character; rounded, assertive, fallible, likeable and compassionate, and she is ably assisted by a great supporting cast of varied characters; some of them likeable, or grow-to-likeable, and others utterly unlikeable; those whom you can’t wait to see get their just desserts … Deep Blue Trouble is an enormously fun read that you’ll finish in no time at all. Roll on the third installment. RidicuRating(TM) 50/5’ Beardy Book Blogger

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‘This is book two in the Lori Anderson series and it is just as entertaining as the first! If you haven’t read book one (Deep Down Dead) I highly recommend you do so first. This book reads well as a standalone, but knowing the backstory makes it even more enjoyable. This book picks up just days after book one ends. Lori Anderson is trying desperately to convince Special Agent Alex Monroe to let JT out of jail, where she feels he is being held unjustly … I love Lori’s persistence. She’s smart and resourceful and continues to reflect back on her training with JT. She is no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, and prefers to work alone. Then there is the softer side to Lori who will do whatever it takes to keep her daughter safe and healthy, that makes her a really well-rounded character that you want to see succeed and come out on top safe and sound. I will be eagerly anticipating Lori’s next adventure!’ Reading Between the Pages Blog

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