Book Review: Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb (Lori Anderson #3)

Deep Dirty Truth - Steph Broadribb

Your favourite bounty hunter is back in this thrilling third instalment of the Lori Anderson series, Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb

Book 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.

Brimming with tension, high-stakes jeopardy and high-voltage action, and a deep, emotional core, Deep Dirty Truth is an unmissable thriller by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in crime fiction.

My Thoughts

This book, this series, it gives you a reading high like you’ve never experienced! The plot is adrenaline fuelled, action-packed, a thriller full of heart, and in this third instalment, the stakes are higher than ever!

As this is the third instalment in the series, it is recommended that you read the first two books in order to gain maximum enjoyment from this one, while each ‘job’ is different, as you’ll find with most series, the storyline is continuous. Deep Down Dead, and Deep Blue Trouble, are both five star reads also, so you’re in for some stellar reads if you’re just starting this series. Also, bonus points for the continuous use of ‘Deep’ in the titles.

More bonus points for incorporating the title of the book into the plot, call it a weird reader quirk, but I love when authors do that. In this novel, there is indeed a deep dirty truth to be uncovered, but just how deep, how dirty? You’ll have to read this one for yourself to find out!

One of the things that was missing in the last instalment was Dakota, Lori’s daughter, she didn’t feature as much as I’d hoped, but in Deep Dirty Truth, you get a full dose of Dakota, and I love every minute in this child’s presence! You also have the return of Red, a private investigator, and good friend to Lori; if you read book series, it doesn’t need explaining how fantastic it is when a character you adore makes a return appearance. I really hope he becomes a staple feature in this series, he’s a member of the family now, it’s Lori, JT, Dakota and Red – I’m invested in the lives of them all!

Now, let’s talk about Lori, we should just put and ‘S’ on her chest and call her superwoman! For anyone who enjoys strong female protagonists, you’ll love Lori, a bad-ass bounty hunter, who will go to the ends of the earth to keep her family safe. Yes, events are dramatic, but this is a high-octane thriller, and dramatics is what gets the adrenaline pumping, what makes you devour the pages of this novel, the need to know what happens to Lori, is her family safe!?

Last, but by no means least, we have JT, he’s the perfect guy for Lori, but their relationship is anything but perfect, there’s a lot of history and a lot that needs to be worked out, but it couldn’t be any clearer that these two were made for each other. But, what really stands out in this novel, is that JT isn’t Lori’s hero, he doesn’t swoop in and save her from ‘the bad guys’, she’s not a ‘damsel in distress’ – there’s an equality here, and Lori can damn well save herself, in fact, asked JT about Lori’s ability to save him!

I think it’s clear to see that I love everything about this book, the thought that went into crafting it, right through to its superb tension-filled, adrenaline-fuelled, heart-pounding delivery! There’s danger, excitement, risk, and so much heart in this novel – it’s perfect for crime thriller fans who love an action-packed plot.

This book is available to buy from: Amazon UK / Book Depository

*My thanks to the author, and publisher (Orenda Books) for providing me with a copy of this title*

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