Stella is an escort, immersed in a world of desire, betrayal and secrets. It’s exactly where she wants to be. Stella used to be someone else: respectable, loved, safe. But one mistake changed all that.
When a fellow call girl is murdered, Stella has a choice: forget what she’s seen, or risk everything to get justice for her friend. In her line of work, she’s never far from the edge, but pursuing the truth could take her past the point of no return.
Nothing is off limits. Not for her – and not for them.
But no one is truly untouchable.
Oh Wow!! This book is fabulous. It has been sitting idly in my kindle for months, but only because I didn't realise how good it is. 'Untouchable' is a tension-packed, sexy, fast-paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
Stella is a beautiful, professional escort, charging hefty sums of money for her services in London. Her business attracts the most powerful and filthy rich men in the country.
But being an escort is dangerous. You can never be sure of your client's intentions. When Elisa, another escort, is found murdered in a hotel room, Stella is not convinced this is the random act of a client. She has reason to believe that someone specifically wanted Elisa silenced for good. But why? With no one giving credit to her story, Stella decides to dig on her own initiative, but she soon finds herself messing with some pretty nasty individuals. What can one woman do against remorseless men who are ready to go at great lengths to safeguard their reputation? Will she live long enough to uncover the truth?
We also know that Stella is running from her past. Something terrible has happened forcing her to change her life completely... someone has died. What happened? Who died? And who is Michael? Why is she terrified at just the mention of his name? The author skilfully uncovers the mystery piece by piece keeping our curiosity spiked till the end.
Well, I really had a great time reading this book. It is very well-written, keeping the reader engaged throughout. All characters are all well-described and very realistic. We have many bad guys in this book. In fact, with the exception of two or three, the good guys are practically non-existent. Though the main character, Stella is not exactly Mother Theresa, the author makes you empathise with her. It is as though Stella has no other option but to lead this life in order to forget her previous one.
A word of warning: this book has A LOT of sex. So, if you don't like explicitly described sex scenes, do not read this book. Other than that this debut thriller is just fantastic and I'll make sure to keep an open eye for other books by this author.
With thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Netgalley for approving my request to read and review this book.
About the Author
Ava Marsh grew up in Margate, Kent. A former broadsheet journalist, she gave it up to work in the charity sector and write novels.
Ava currently lives in Battersea in London. She has a boyfriend in academia, but they don't live together. Her hobbies include running, kayaking and photography. Untouchable is her first novel.