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.
Another brilliant debut. Another book I haven’t ‘just’ read, although I did read and not listen to it. Steph Broadribb’s debut has picked up glowing reviews from the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Mark Billingham, and it’s easy to see why. Her style reminds me of one of my favourite authors, Meg Gardiner, who also likes to pace her novels as… relentless. Well, not quite relentless, as both authors know just when to give the reader a breather. Probably like Commando training though, it’s not for long.
Lori Anderson, single-mother, bounty hunter, and somewhat your perfect protagonist. Forced to take on a high-paying job she really should steer clear of, things get complicated. Very complicated. But that isn’t really doing this story justice. Steph takes us along with Lori on a perilous mission, and accomplished writing really makes us feel it!
If you’ve not read this book, and you like your thrillers ‘breakneck’, you really, really should.