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Deep Blue Trouble

Published Date: 13th July 2017

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5 January 2018
5 January 2018
Coming Soon


Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her 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. Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger.
With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But 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.


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, 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.

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


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


‘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