Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Title: Ruthless

Author: Carolyn Lee Adams

Publisher:  Simon Pulse

Format: eBook

Publication Date: July 14, 2015

Overall: 4 out of 5

Source: Edelweiss

A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless.

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose.

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That’s when the real battle begins. That’s when Ruth must decides just how far she’ll go in order to survive.

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.


Holy shit. This book is nuts, and I mean nuts. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself in for, but the synopsis seemed intriguing so I picked it up. I am so glad I did. This is one of those rare novels that gets you hooked on the suspense from the beginning and doesn’t let go til the end. I never knew which way this book was going to turn, and quite honestly there were several times where I thought ‘This is it for Ruth’ because I was certain no one would be able to survive what she was going through. And her nickname of “Ruthless” is s spot on, but honestly that became a survival advantage because she refused to go down like a victim, and I am just in awe of her strength. Even as a teenager I think she has more tenacious resolve than most grown women do.

The book did at times seem jumpy and a little disjointed, I think that was mostly because of what was happening to the character but it did mean at times it was hard to follow. This book had twists galore, and every time I thought that Ruth would be safe something else would happen. So if you like suspense or thrillers, please pick this book up. Even if you don’t honestly it’s compelling enough for anyone to enjoy. 4 out of 5 stars.

044/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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