Sunday, November 1, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Ruthless Girl


Fans of Kimberley Chambers’ Queenie and Martina Cole will love this unputdownable crime thriller from bestselling crime author Emma Tallon.

Sometimes revenge is the only option.

Anna Davies
is young, smart and successful, plus she’s the head of one of London’s biggest crime networks. She’s seen off her abusive ex-boyfriend and cut her teeth managing clubs around London’s West End. But nothing could have prepared her for what’s around the corner…

Beautiful, rich and powerful, Sophia Ivanov has been sniffing around Anna’s business empire and she’s got only one thing on her mind – revenge. She’s convinced Anna and her gangster boyfriend, Freddie Tyler, killed her Russian crime boss husband, Alexis, and she’s determined to make them pay.

When Sophia turns up at their club one night, it’s clear she’s not there for a friendly visit and tensions begin to flare. Anna knows Sophia is a danger to their business, but she doesn’t realise how much until Freddie finds himself in unthinkable danger. Can Anna and Freddie get rid of Sophia once and for all… and what will be left when the fighting stops?


:   Ruthless Girl
Author:  Emma Tallon
Series:  Anna Davis #7
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers 
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   369
Date of Publication:  October 29, 2020
My Rating:  5 Stars

Freddie Tyler and girlfriend Anna Davies have finally found equal footing again. However, revenge vs. loyalty is now at war and could truly upset the bonds of love they share for one another. Through the course of this thrilling series by Emma Tallon readers have seen Anna grow into a powerful woman, the perfect complement to equally powerful mob boss Freddie. Anna has developed her own network over the course of her time with Freddie, but right now everything she has accomplished could come toppling down.

It is quite common in the underworld life Freddie and Anna lead to have enemies face them along the way. However, their current enemies are perfect examples of wolves in sheep's clothing. So, not only does loyalty come into play, learning who to trust is truly pivotal in what is happening with Freddie and Anna now. Furthermore, Tanya, Anna's best friend and business partner, has more than her share of trials as well.

In this story, when the wife of a former enemy offers a business opportunity towards them, little do Freddie and Anna realize that revenge is the main ingredient of what she is offering. The woman, Sophia Ivanov, not only affects the lives of Freddie and Anna, but also Tanya and one of Anna's employees, Josephine. All of them are involved in a plot that hardly sees the light of day, which has far-reaching effects.

What a story! With excellent pacing and flawless character development, watching things unfold in the pages of this book certainly was not easy. We the reader clearly see the danger. The question that begs an answer is whether or not Freddie and Anna see the danger before it is too late. 

I have read and loved every single book in this series. Emma Tallon has a gift of creating compelling characters and complex plots, ones that are always filled with twists that nearly break my heart, leaving me gasping for air - whether due to frustration or relief! Reading this book was much like solving a jigsaw puzzle - all the pieces were there. Would they all fall into place or could there indeed be a piece missing, thus everything that Freddie and Anna having had fought for fall apart completely?

I love this world of danger that has grown over the course of each book. Although the drama in this Ruthless Girl could serve well as a standalone, what Freddie, Anna and their family and friends have experienced has been developed over the course of the entire series, thus I would highly recommend reading this from the first book in the series, Runaway Girl, which is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Emma Tallon is a British author of gripping, gritty, organised crime thrillers and mother of two. Having started her writing career as a freelance ghostwriter, Emma finished her first novel, Runaway Girl, in 2016, and became an author full time. Since then she has written several other novels for her publisher and has carved out a successful career for herself from her home in Milton Keynes, where she can usually be found typing away in her office surrounded by large stacks of books and Post-it Notes full of ideas for future stories.

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