REVIEW: Deep Blue Trouble by @crimethrillgirl @OrendaBooks #Crimefiction

Deep Blue Trouble blog spot today with a guest review by Linda Bishop Tilling. DBT is the second in the Lori Anderson series. Book one kicked butt and left us wanting more. Thank you to Orenda Books and Anne Cater for the opportunity to be on the tour and for the ARC copy for review.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orenda (5 Jan. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910633933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910633939

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| Synopsis |

Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson’s got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars and heading for death row. Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on the off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher, and JT walks free. Following Fletcher from Florida to California, Lori teams up with local bounty hunter Dez McGregor and his team. But Dez works very differently to Lori, and the tension between them threatens to put the whole job in danger. With Monroe pressuring Lori for results, the clock ticking on JT’s life, and nothing about the Fletcher case adding up, Lori’s hitting walls at every turn. But this is one job she’s got to get right, or she’ll lose everything… Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction.

| Guest Review |

This is an action thriller about a Florida bounty hunter called Lori, her partner JT and their daughter Dakota.  While JT is in prison, Lori is trying to keep her daughter safe and healthy, so she sends Dakota off to summer camp and takes on a dangerous mission and finds herself in a lot more trouble than anticipated.  All she has to do is hunt down on on-the-run felon and JT will walk free from prison and escape the death penalty, simple as that!.    So Lori is forced to travel across state, team up with another bounty hunter who does not work to her methods, and put herself under more pressure and in more danger.  So, the scene is set for a really tense, fast-paced thriller featuring a feisty woman trying to save her man and keep her daughter safe and tackle all kinds of dangers along the way.
I found the story to be a well written suspenseful thriller and the action was relentless and the fast pace was kept up right the way through the book to the very last page.  However, there were times when the story became quite confusing for me and I lost my way a couple of times and needed to re-read several chapters to catch up and understand what was going on.  The character of Lori was well described and expertly researched and I had a clear picture in my mind of her as a bounty hunter, however, there were times I found myself tutting and rolling my eyes and shouting  “You don’t go into situations like that alone when you have a daughter!” – sorry maternal instinct too strong in me to be as reckless as Lori obviously is.
Unfortunately, I struggled with this book, probably for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, I had not read the first book by Steph Broadribb featuring Lori Anderson and so some of the events alluded to from the first book Deep Down Dead did not at first make much sense to me.  (I have since seen another review which said the same, so maybe these books should be read in order for future reference).  Also as I was reading it on Kindle rather than an actual book, there were times when I would have liked to refresh my memory from the back page blurb or from a few pages/chapters earlier, and this was difficult without having the book in front of you.
However, that said, it is a great book for those who love the first book Deep Down Dead and are looking for another fast-paced thriller about a feisty woman who will do anything to save her family.
By Linda Tilling on behalf of Love Books Group Blog.

 

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