Author: Ava Marsh
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
In a toxic world of lust, lies, and elegant hotels, London’s high-class escorts cater to the carnal appetites of powerful men. It’s a game Stella knows how to play, one that allows her to escape the nightmares of her past. The rules are simple: always leave your client satisfied, don’t get involved, and never disclose your real name. But when a fellow call girl is murdered, the game changes completely. And there’s only one rule—survival.
Once a respected professional, Stella knows how easily men can get away with murder—especially when the victim is a prostitute. Determined to get to the truth, she finds herself sucked into a deadly conflict with some of the world’s most powerful men. But while they may consider themselves above the law, there’s one secret every escort knows: no man is truly untouchable.
Whores, murder, blackmail … of course I jumped at the chance to read Untouchable!
Stella is an escort with an interesting background, and we gradually learn her full story as the book progresses. As that unfolds, she gets mixed up in a very deadly situation with some extremely powerful men, and we see how the past and present collide.
There isn’t much of a mystery because we know who did what and why, so it basically comes down to seeing how exactly Stella will go about handling everything and whether she’ll make it out of the situation. And while it’s somewhat slower at times and not as “thrilling”, it had a way of pulling me in and holding my attention. I blame the sex. Not really, but there is quite a bit of her escort duties involved, and I love that it wasn’t glamorous or played up.
Untouchable is gritty and a little darker, which I really like. Listen, I’m not normally squeamish and enjoy some good effed up revenge, but I have to say, even I had to “look away” at one point. Not that it wasn’t deserving, it just … *shivers* Stella certainly goes down a perilous path, and I kept wondering just how far she could go.
So overall, Untouchable is a good book, and I look forward to more by this author.