Today I have the pleasure of sharing my review of the Audio copy of Deep Down Dead By Steph Broadribb, published by Orenda Books. In celebration of the #LoveAudio week, I will be reviewing a few Audio books this week on the blog.
I also have the opportunity for you to win your own Audio book of Deep Down Dead, courtesy of the team at Orenda Books.
Book Jacket/Audio Sleeve
Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor – the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past.
Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.
Breathtakingly fast-paced, both hard-boiled and heartbreaking, Deep Down Dead is a simply stunning debut from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.
My Review ~ By Kelly
Well, I was super excited to be amongst the book bloggers who were invited to review the audio books for Orenda Books. I really enjoy audio books, they are a welcome break away from PC, TV and Tablet screens. When my eyes are tired but my ears are not. They are my guilty pleasure.
So kick starting our #loveaudio reviews, I have Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb. First up it’s read by Jennifer Woodward, who is a well- versed voice actor. I have listened to a few audio books in the past by Jennifer and she is clear, precise and very good at changing her voice to fit each character.
With Deep Down Deep, it is spoken in a southern style drawl. The storyline is superb, fast paced and sitting on the edge of your seat thrilling. But Jennifer keeps her pace perfect, never rushing.
Steph Broadribb just rose to the top of my list for best reads of 2017. From page one to the end I was hooked. I actually had to stop ironing and sit on the bed. In my head, I was cheerleading for Lori the main character. The story comes alive right before my ears, in this case, it plays like a movie. I could feel the heat in the car, the dust on the road. Every detail is carefully placed. Well written by Steph Broadribb, we have the roots of a hugely successful series. One I can see moving to the big screen very soon.
It ticks every available box and then some for top crime fiction. It’s a refreshing read with heart racing moments and gritty conclusions.
You can order yours now and read a sneak peek, use the links below.
Win ~ Audio Book ~ Deep Down Dead By Steph Broadribb
UK Only ~ Closes 24/7/17
Thank you so much to Orenda Books, Steph Broadribb and Anne Cater for the opportunity to review.
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