Ruthless review by JesusFreak
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 16
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Ruth Carver has never been one to give up. The nickname others have given her suits her well: Ruthless. However, when she wakes up in the bed of a truck, she realizes that she is going to be put to the ultimate test. In this suspense-filled novel, you will follow Ruth as she desperately tries to escape her captor’s clutches and be free once again. In order to do this, she will need to be able to keep her wits – and her sanity. Ruth wants to live, but will she?


This book immediately started with suspense. As I started reading, I realized that in no time I was already halfway through the book! With non-stop excitement throughout, it kept me thoroughly entertained.

In the beginning, I didn’t know quite what to think of Ruth. She was a complex character to like. However, as the story went on, she became more and more likable. As the story progressed, you could really see her start to change mentally and physically.

One of the things I really liked about the story was that it was very realistic. The villain of the story is what was the most believable for me; while menacing and unlikable, I found myself curious about his past and what had made him the way he was.

If you like suspense and mature YA fiction, than this is definitely the right book for you.

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Content rating - mature content

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The threat of death and rape is heavy and frequent. A girl is forced to shower naked in front of a man. Masturbation is mentioned. Bloody wounds are described in great detail. A girl discovers that a man has molested children. Very dark book. Recommended only for older readers.

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