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 trick, 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.
Oh, this was such a fantastic book about survival! I loved reading it, it was really so great to read! Thrilling, and Ruth was just a fantastic character to read about, she was smart and resourceful, both things that helped her through this!
I really enjoyed the side bits, one of Ruth from 5 years ago, events along which she becomes who she is, while participating in a riding event. And the other, of the bad guy, of how he got to the point of kidnapping Ruth.
There ups and downs in this book, it's a heck of a roller coaster ride, this book! From the down of the beginning, to the up after the escape, the down after that, the up when she captures him, and then the down. And then the up again! Yeah! Lots going on, and so very great to read!
What really sucks in this book, were the Logans, the people that didn't want to help her, because that might bring the bad guy down on them. And that was incredible awful to read about, so I really hope that they aren't the majority of the population!
Favourite lines: To be added after publication, and when I remember to!
Such a great book, so enjoyable, and really such an excellent book!
Author: Carolyn Lee Adams
Read: May 25th, 2015
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: It sounded like a really fantastic book, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Expected Publication: July 15th 2015