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Deep Down Dead

Finalist in the International Thriller Writers Awards for Best First Novel Shortlisted for The Kathy Reichs Award for Fearless Female Character Shortlisted for The Cat Amongst the Pigeons Award for Most Exceptional Debut
book | Fiction | Jan 2017

Part-time Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson isn’t a superhero … she’s a single mum with a lot on her plate. But when her family is threatened, she’ll stop at nothing to seek justice, and keep them safe…

Six states. Three days. One chance to save her child…

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. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest amusement parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.

Breathtakingly fast-paced, both hard-boiled and heart-breaking, Deep Down Dead is a simply stunning debut from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.


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Wilhelm Heyne Verlag

Grabs you like a whirlwind - once you're in, there's no getting away till it's through with you. Pacey, emotive and captivating, this is kiss-ass thriller writing of the highest order.

Rod Reynolds, author of The Dark Inside

A relentless page-turner with twists and turns that left me breathless.

J. S. Law, author of Tenacity

Deep Down Dead oozes authenticity. This is an engaging, original thriller with the type of characters you wish you knew in real life. Fresh, compelling and beautifully written, with a real cinematic quality. Read it. Now.

S. J. I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

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