Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb

Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb

Thank you Anne Cater of Random Things Through My Letterbox for inviting me to review Deep Dark Night and take part in the #BlogTour. Many thanks to Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books who always knows a great author when she sees one. Last but certainly not least thank you to Steph Broadribb for writing this chilling thriller.

The Book

The fourth book in the award-winning Lori Anderson series, Deep Dark Night sees daring bounty hunter and single mother Lori Anderson journey from Florida to Chicago to take down a notorious crime family. Published to coincide with International Women’s Month, it will see the full series rebranded a fresh, contemporary new look.

Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.

An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.

When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.

And that’s just the beginning…

My Thoughts

Have you ever read a book, got to the end and shouted ‘NOOOOOO, you can’t leave it like that’!?! Well Deep Dark Night sucked me in so much that this was me at the end. It’s like coming to the end of a TV series and having to wait 6 months to find out what happens next. Wow Steph what an ending! When’s the next Lori Anderson thriller out?

I challenge anyone to read Deep Dark Night and not find themselves holding their breath, shaking in anticipation and desperately trying to keep their eyes open so they can continue reading.

I am reading a lot of new authors recently and have to say I thought there couldn’t be that many out there that are this good. What the hell do I know!

Deep Dark Night is so intense it is almost difficult to describe. I never knew where Steph Broadribb was taking me and what was going to happen next. Lori Anderson and JT are such strong characters in what they achieve and how real they are. They are not superheroes or Jason Statham types that will win their battles first time and move on to the next. They have to really fight physically and mentally to get what they want.

Most of us rely on technology and having things like mobile phones makes us feel safe. What if the very technology that was built to keep us safe was used against us!?!

The situation that Steph Broadribb has put the characters in is one of utter dread that would scare the hell out of most people. I felt my breath being taken from me and the heat rising within me as though I was there with them (or was it the menopause!). Deep Dark Night really draws you in!

An absolutely astonishing read. If it wasn’t for the fact that I could not keep my eyes open I would have read this in one go. 

I will certainly be buying the others in the series!

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 in her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. She is also a member of the crime-themed girl band The Splice Girls. Steph is an alumni of the MA Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California, which inspired her Lori Anderson thrilliers, She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in two categories, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts. My Little Eye, her first novel under her pseudonym, Stephanie Marland was published by Trapeze Books in April 2018.

Deep Dark Night will be published in paperback on 5 March 2020 by Orenda Books. To find out where you can get a copy go to Orenda Books

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