BOOK REVIEW: Deep Blue Trouble – by Steph Broadribb @Orendabooks

Title: Deep Blue Trouble
(Lori Anderson #2)
Author: Steph Broadribb

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
First published: October 28th 2017
Publisher: Orenda Books
Finished reading: January 14th 2018
Pages: 320

“All of us have the potential to kill. We just don’t know if we’ll do it until we find ourselves in that situation.”


I was sold as soon as I first saw that gorgeous cover, and found myself having no other option than diving straight into Deep Blue Trouble to see just how deep the trouble is the main character finds herself in. And WOW. What a firecracker of a thriller! Between the writing style, premise and characters this book had me under its spell shortly after starting it and I had a blast reading this action-packed and fast-paced thriller. I loved the fact that the main character Lori Anderson is a bounty hunter and the fact that bounty hunting plays such a big role in the plot. Refreshing, original and it definitely adds a little something special. Lori has to go through a lot during Deep Blue Trouble, and it has been interesting to see her react to the different situations and her never weavering or giving up. The characters in general are well developed and all add something to the plot as well as creating a few plot twists of their own. The hunt for Fletcher is without doubt intense! And Deep Blue Trouble definitely will have some surprises in store for you. Highly recommended for fans of the genre!


Bounty hunter Lori Anderson doesn’t have an easy life… Not only is she a single-mother, but she also has to worry about her daughter Dakota’s cancer threatening to come back and Dakota’s dad JT being in prison with a price on his head. Desperate situations call for desperate moves, and when shady FBI agent Alex Monroe offers her an off-the-books job in exchange for JT’s freedom, she takes the job even though she isn’t sure about Monroe’s real motive. Her job is to catch Gibson ‘The Fish’ Fletcher once again and bring him back to Monroe before the authorities get him. If she does that, JT walks free… But can Lori trust Monroe? And will she be able to catch Fletcher in time?


If you like refreshing, fast-paced, suspenseful and action-packed thrillers with a strong female lead, you are in for a real treat with Deep Blue Trouble. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson seriously kicks ass and isn’t afraid to step on a few toes to get the results she is after. The writing is strong, filled with plot twists and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page… Trust me, you will want to know what happens to Lori and you will enjoy every single step along the way. Thriller fans will love this one!


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WWW Wednesdays #159 – January 17th

WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.


I’m almost finished with The Silent Girls by Dylan Young, which is turning out to be a really good start of a new detective series. I’m about to start The New Hunger by Isaac Marion as well, a Warm Bodies novella I’ve been meaning to read for a while. I still have to get a copy of the sequel; hopefully some time this year… I’m not a big zombie fan, but I remember enjoying the first book.


1. The Ends Of The World by Maggie Hall (3/5 stars) REVIEW 27/01
I picked up this title as part of my goal to finish more series this year… I really enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy so I was looking forward to it, but unfortunately The Ends Of The World ended up disappointing me. Too much focus on the romance and political background and the spark of the previous books was completely missing. The international settings saved this final book for me, but all in all not the thrilling ending I was expecting.

2. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/01
Oh yes, I definitely know why so many people love this book now. Because even though I’m not into romance and hate both sexy scenes and love triangles, Sally Thorne made me completely forget about that and I had a blast reading this one. Even though there are a lot of cliches in this book and the whole ‘gorgeous, gorgeous, I’m drooling’ thing can get annoying, somehow the dynamics worked and resulted in a highly entertaining read.

3. Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 22/01
I messed up and didn’t realise this was actually a sequel, but besides a few confusing first pages it wasn’t that hard to follow the story without the background info. This was one firecracker of a thriller and such a good read! I loved the bounty hunter angle and both the writing and plot are excellent. Highly recommended for sure.


I did it again, misbehaved and requested another Bookouture thriller… And since the publish date is today, I want to read Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan ASAP. As part of the whole finishing my series goal, I’m probably picking up The Last Star by Rick Yancey afterwards even though I’m not a big fan of the first two books… I want to read The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater for the same reason, but I might wait a little until I have time to binge-read all three books since I have a few other titles I want to get to as well. My latest TBR jar pick is still Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.


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