When you find yourself as tense and as fearful for your life as the characters in the book, then you know the author succeeded in bringing you into her world.
Welcome to Deep Down Dead, where you chase after the bad guys who are also chasing after you. Well, of course, when I say “you” I mean Lori Anderson, the headstrong bounty hunter who has one seemingly simple job of finding a fugitive for a massive payday. Nothing to it, yeah? After all, that’s her job.
But nothing is simple when it’s your bounty hunting mentor’s ass you’re hauling back to court. With a sick daughter in tow, the risk multiplies faster than you can flip the pages.
When you get to the last 30% of the book, it gets harder and harder to breath. Add child exploitation ring and the Miami mob into the mix and you may never breathe again.
There’s a bit of an issue with the believability of a couple of scenes, but nothing so big that it diminishes the overall impact of the story.
This action-packed debut moves at break-neck speed that turns you upside down and jolts you back and forth. Thank you, author Steph Broadbribb for giving me a whiplash. ★★★★★ 5/5