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Today I am reviewing Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake. This was released on the 18th of February, published by Head of Zeus.

Book Blurb


On a beautiful private island off the coast of the UK, the cast and crew of glamorous TV show Falcon Bay are at breaking point.

Ratings are falling, and their new boss is inventing ever more dramatic – and impossible – storylines to get Falcon Bay back into the number 1 slot.

Director Farrah, lead actress Catherine and producer Amanda are the passionate, ambitious women holding the show together. With so much at stake, they will stop at nothing to stay in the jobs they love and on the island they call home.

Can these women team up to bring down their rivals? Or will scandal, betrayal and ambition tear them apart?

Oh the drama! It’s not just Falcon Bay thats a drama in this story, so are the Iives of the people who create and bring the show to life. Their little world used to be defined by great collaborative professional and loving personal relationships but, the drama kicks into overdrive when there is a change in network ownership and it seems like their passionate and wonderful world is about to be taken away from them. Thank goodness these ladies are there to support each other in you guessed it…a dramatic fashion.

Sex, lies, jealously, deceit and revenge all play a part in this deliciously wicked tale that had me completely hooked and under it’s spell right from the get go. An inside look into the goings on of what happens behind the scenes, which surpasses any scripted episode of the fictitious Falcon Bay.

All the characters have been perfectly created and each play out their role so well. A diverse mix bag of likeable, unlikeable and absolutely abhorrent, make this tale all the more exciting. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, that is made easier at the beginning of the book where the author introduces each player and their role.

Ruthless Women took me back to my days of reading Jackie Collins. It definitely has the same tone and had me wondering like Jackie, if Melanie Blake’s characters are also based on real people. Given her career as a music manager and talent agent before she became a novelist, there is no doubt she would have some pretty juicy tales to tell!

Ruthless Women is an addictive and highly entertaining read that I couldn’t get enough of. Well written, fast paced and completely unputdownable, it will have you furiously flicking the pages long into the night. A new author to me Melanie Blake is now definitely on my radar. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Ruthless Women, which I highly recommend.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

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