Friday, 1 February 2019
STEPH BROADRIBB - THE LAST RESORT (2017)
Done with a life of exploitation and violence, Lori Anderson is training to be a bounty hunter. Holed up in the Georgia Mountains with her reclusive mentor, JT, Lori is determined to put her new skills into practice. Behind JT's back, she breaks his rules and grabs the chance she's looking for. Will her gamble pay off, or will she have to learn the hard way?
The Last Resort is the first in the Rookie Bounty Hunter series of short stories, marking the nail-biting start to a high-octane series of thrillers featuring one of the most unforgettable and fearless female protagonists in crime fiction.
Includes a FREE extract of Steph Broadribb's critically acclaimed thriller, Deep Down Dead, book one in the Lori Anderson Series.
Another short read - 55 pages long - offering a preview of Steph Broadribb's work with both a prequel short story and an extract from the beginning of her debut novel. Broadribb is an author who I have heard goods things about and on the back of that praise her first two books sit on the TBR pile anyway.
I probably could have done without the 42 hat-tips to her work from other authors and reviewers taking up about 13% of the book. Three or four and I would have got the message.
The short story takes us through some of Lori Anderson's training as a bounty hunter and is enough to give a few insights into her character - determined, tough, impulsive and more than a little reckless. With her mentor away on a job, Anderson decides to cut her teeth for real, by bringing in an absconder on her own.
An okay short story, but I think I enjoyed the opening to Deep Down Dead a bit more. Almost but not quite totally hooked, though I'll have to bump the book up the TBR pile a bit.
I like reading about tough, resilient females and I think I'll enjoy this author and these books.
4 from 5
Broadribb has three in her Lori Anderson series so far - Deep Down Dead, Deep Blue Trouble, Deep Dirty Truth.
Read in January, 2019
Published - 2017
Page count - 55
Source - purchased copy
Format - kindle