Goodreads Rating: 3.71 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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.
Finding herself on the truck bed, Ruth Carver knew she’s been abducted by a mysterious man. She doesn’t have any collection of what has happened and any motives why she’s taken. Her kidnapper was a psychopath with a fascination on mean redheads but this man eventually underestimated Ruth. She’s raised to win on all things. She is ruthless with her intelligence and courage, she’s going to play a deadly game with this man. She’s not letting herself to be killed at all cost.
If there’s one character from another book who I can put inHunger Games, Ruth Carver will likely to survive. She’s resourceful, brilliant, and feisty. This heroine has an amazing survival skills and outsmart her opponent. Being stuck on a forest finding a way to escape with no one to help is scary but she manages to stay calm and focused. The killer was creepy and his back story was kind of sad. His awful life turned him a big bad wolf.
The writing style is great and the story is intense and gripping. It’s indeed a great YA thriller novel. Thank you to Faye’s (The Soci video review on this book. It motivated me to read this book 🙂