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Published by Orenda Books, 15 January 2017.
Anderson is tough - she has to be. She is a fearless Florida bounty hunter and
a single mother to nine-year-old Dakota who suffers from leukaemia. So far, she
has managed to keep her two roles separate, but, with her daughter's medical
bills racking up, she has no choice but to take Dakota along on a job that
promises to earn her more than enough money to pay what she owes.
The fugitive she's been assigned to
bring back to court is none other than her former mentor and the one who knows
about her murky past, J.T. But not only is J.T. fighting a child exploitation
racket operating out of one of Florida's most popular theme parks, Winter
Wonderland, he is also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob.
Lori has just three days to bring in
J.T., but with powerful enemies on their tail things go from bad to worse and
her daughter's life hangs in the balance.
In Deep Down Dead, Steph Broadribb
(who trained as a bounty hunter herself) has created a thrilling ride with a
side-dish of romance that captures the reader right from the start of the
mysterious prologue to the very end.
The characters are fully realised.
Lori is a memorable lead - and how many novels are there with a female bounty
hunter as the main protagonist? She is fearless, both in the face of danger and
in the way she protects her daughter from harm. J.T. is a great character, too
- in turns tough and tender, but how trustworthy is he?
Deep Down Dead is a rollercoaster of a
book, full of action and sexual tension as it ranges across the Deep South of
the USA. As a reader you're with Lori every step of the way. Thankfully the
door is left open at the end for a potentiality nail-biting second instalment.
Steph Broadribb has spent the last
four years or so blogging about and reviewing crime fiction as Crime Thriller
Girl, and now, with her fabulous debut novel, it is time for her to have the
was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life
has been spent between the UK and USA. 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. As her alter ego - Crime Thriller Girl - she indulges her love of
all things crime fiction by blogging at
Mary-Jane Riley wrote her first story on her newly acquired
blue Petite typewriter. She was eight. It was about a gang of children who had
adventures on mysterious islands, but she soon realised Enid Blyton had
cornered that particular market. So she wrote about the Wild West instead. When
she grew up she had to earn a living, and became a BBC radio talk show
presenter and journalist. She has covered many life-affirming stories, but also
some of the darkest events of the past two decades. Then, in true journalistic style, she decided not to let the facts get in the
way of a good story and got creative. She wrote for women's magazines and small
presses. She formed WriteOutLoud with two writer friends to help charities get
their message across using their life stories. Now she is writing psychological
suspense, drawing on her experiences in journalism. The Bad Things by Mary-Jane Riley was published by Harper
Collins/Killer Reads. Her second book, After
She Fell, also published by Killer Reads, is out on April 28th. In her spare time Mary-Jane likes to walk the dog and eat a lot.