About The Book
A price on her head, and just 48 hours to expose the truth, and save her family…
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, who they want her dead. But 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.
With only 48 hours before North is due to appear in court, Lori sets across Florida, racing against the clock to find him, and save her family…
Hi Lori, it’s great to have you back. 😘
We first met Lori Anderson in Deep Down Dead and Deep Blue Trouble and in this book, Deep Dirty Truth, the third book in the series, Lori’s life seems quite settled. That is until she is kidnapped one morning after dropping her daughter, Dakota, off at school. She owes the Miami Mob and with them using both her life and the lives of her other half, JT and their daughter as collateral, she doesn’t have much choice but to do their bidding.
Lori is fast becoming one of my favourite protagonists, she is strong, fearless and feisty and is unafraid to get her hands dirty. A seriously kick-ass woman I adore her, her fast mouth and her unapologetic nature. In this book the Miami mob want her to find Carlton North, one of their most senior people who is in FBI custody and return him to the fold. Of course, rather than just asking her they blindfold her and bundle her into a van, lock her in a warehouse, terrify the life out of her and take her to see the head of the Mob who makes it known she can’t really say no to his request.
This is a fast paced book packed full of action and short, snappy chapters that keep you turning the page. The hunt for Carlton North doesn’t go quite according to plan and there is subterfuge, plotting and dangerous times galore for Lori. I quite liked North, despite him being a dubious character, but he is written so well that I felt I knew him very quickly and I liked that he seemed to respect Lori.
This is such a great series of books and they just get better and better. It can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the previous two books to get to grips with some of the history particularly between Lori and JT. I love these two and the push and pull of their relationship is written so beautifully and honestly. Theirs is a love story with many complexities and Deep Dirty Truth finds them tentatively finding their way as a family of three. It would be easy to write it as a Happy Ever After (and I am really, really rooting for this!) but I also really enjoy their power play and often with Lori and JT it isn’t always what is said that is important. It is the quiet moments, the glances and the silences between words that speak volumes in this relationship. Exquisite.
My only problem now is that I have to wait to see where Lori goes next, I think I know, but with Lori there is always a surprise just lurking around the corner.
About The Author
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent betwee the UK and USA. As her alter ego –
Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. She is also a member of the crime-themed girl band The Splice Girls. 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, which inspired her Lori Anderson thrillers. 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.
My thanks to Orenda Books and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for an invitation to join the Blog Tour for Deep Dirty Truth. Deep Dirty Truth is out now in ebook and is published in paperback on the 24th January 2019.