Title: Deep Dirty Truth (Lori Anderson Book 3)
Author: Steph Broadribb
Publication Date: 5 November 2018 (ebook) 24 January 2019 (paperback)
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 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…
Deep Dirty Truth is yet another thrilling adventure from Steph Broadribb. It’s gritty, it’s gripping, it’s great!
Lori Anderson returns as the street smart bounty hunter. Mother to Dakota and girlfriend to JT, they are finally finding their footing together and Lori is fiercely protective of her new family. Lori is not used to this level of domesticity and family life, and you get that feeling at the start of the book that she is a little bit restless in her new role. However, just as everything seems to be going well, Lori’s past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself reluctantly helping out the Miami Mob in order to pay off her ‘debt’ and keep her family safe.
Without giving away any spoilers, the plot was suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining – it certainly hits the ground running and the short chapters help to keep the story sharp and snappy. The story flows at a good pace, action packed from the very start and running through to a tense conclusion. The Lori Anderson series keeps going from strength to strength, with book 3 possibly being my favourite of the series so far.
The characters are well developed. Lori is clever, resilient, brave and likeable, making her a great protagonist. Her first person narration adds an extra layer to the character, and I couldn’t help but root for her. JT is solid, strong and dependable, the perfect foil for Lori’s feisty personality. Their daughter, Dakota, is yet another great character – she is sweet, smart and brave, just like her mother. Finally, I have to give a mention to Red, always there when Lori or Dakota are in need. A modest, unassuming hero and the kind of friend everyone should wish for.
Deep Dirty Truth is packed full of action, thrills, adrenaline and proper bad guys. It is a story of loyalty and betrayal. An entertaining, punchy and exciting read that will keep you gripped until the very end. Highly recommended!
I think Deep Dirty Truth, along with the earlier books, would make a great TV series. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!
Thank you to Steph Broadribb for providing me with an advance review copy of this fabulous book. I’m excited to be a part of #TeamLori.
About the 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 http://www.crimethrillergirl.com.
Steph is an alumni of 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.