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Death at Lovers Leap by Catherine Coles #Review#PublicationDay

    Today I am featuring the third in a cozy crime series by Catherine Coles , The Martha Miller Mysteries . Death at Lovers' Leap is published today, on February 16th by Boldwood Books .You can read my review of the first in the series, Poison at the Village Show   here amd the second, Death at the Country Fair   here .     Westleham Village 1948 As Valentine's Day rolls around, Martha Miller finds herself unusually melancholy at the state of her own love life. With husband Stan still missing and with her growing feelings for Vicar Luke still shrouded in secrecy, there’s only one place Martha can go - famous local beauty spot, Lovers' Leap. Legend has it that those with a broken heart throw themselves off the bridge that spans the river, but Martha is certainly not about to do such a thing! But it looks like someone else has had other ideas…. Because there in the river, Martha finds a body. But is this misadventure, a moment of lovesick madness, or is foul play a

Deep Blue Trouble by Stephanie Broadribb ** Blog Tour Review**

I'm delighted to be on the blog tour to celebrate Steph Broadribb's second novel featuring Lori Anderson, Deep Blue Trouble 

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 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…

My Thoughts

Deep Blue Trouble has turned out to be a worthy sequel to Steph Broadribb's debut novel, Deep Down Dead which I reviewed in January 2017.  It follows on seamlessly with JT imprisoned, facing Death Row and Lori doing her best to do a deal to get him released. She is plunged into a fast moving, dangerous quest to track down Gibson and has you on the edge of your seat once again. I was glad to recognise the same pacy, high octane writing and breathless turn of events. 

    In Lori Anderson, Steph has created a great central character. She is not just a tough operator and skilled bounty hunter. Throughout the story, her internal monologue shows how her driving force is her daughter and the need to get JT released. Always aware of the danger she is facing, she knows that she must press on regardless. In Deep Down Dead, the relationship between JT and Lori crackled off the page. Steph manages to keep that connection as Lori wonders at times what JT, who trained her, would do. 

If you like full on action stories with superb characters and plenty of cliffhangers, this is the book for you. A word of advice- read Deep Down Dead first- it fills in so much background. 

In short: What will Lori do next?

About the Author

 Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. Steph is an alumni of the MA in
Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens.
Deep Down Dead is her debut novel, followed by Deep Blue Trouble.

Connect with Steph at her website, on Twitter  and on Facebook.
Thanks to Karen Sullivan and Anne Cater of Orenda Books for a copy of the book and a place on the Blog Tour. 

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