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Ruthless Women
Ruthless Women

Ruthless Women


400 Pages, 9 x 5.75

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781800243033

Rights: CA

Head of Zeus US (Apr 2021)
Head of Zeus

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Ambition can be deadly... A sizzling thriller set behind the scenes of a glamorous TV soap, from a Sunday Times bestselling author. Falcon Bay is the UK's favorite TV soap, beamed to millions three days a week from its beautiful location in the Channel Islands. But the show has a new owner, and ratings are falling. The cast and crew used to be 'one big family,' but now they've turned against each other in the battle to impress their new boss and survive the downturn. Writer Farrah, lead actor Catherine, and producer Amanda are the driven, ambitious women who keep the show on the road. But Farrah is losing episodes to her less experienced male rival, Catherine is terrified of the public falling out of love with her, and Amanda's evil husband Jake, vice president of the network, is plotting to get his wife kicked off the show. Can these women team up to bring down their rivals? Only if they are prepared for a battle of the sexes—where they'll need to be as ruthless as the men to come out on top...


Reviews for previous title - The Thunder Girls "A pacy page-turner packed with twists and turns" —Mail On Sunday (Event Magazine)  

"A glamorous, revenge filled thriller that makes you want more with every page turn" —Daily Express  

"A juicy tale of bitterness, jealousy and revenge. The perfect summer page turner – don't miss it" —Heat  

"Melanie Blake is Jackie Collins for a new generation – The Thunder Girls is the perfect summer read" —Bella Magazine  

"If you only read one book this summer, make sure it's this one!" —Daily Mirror

"Revenge, rivalry, betrayal and murder – The Thunder Girls has got it all!, OK! The perfect summer bitchfest! Unputdownable!" —Notebook

"Melanie Blake's The Thunder Girls is a thrilling debut. Don't miss it" —Hello! Magazine  

"A sassy tale of betrayal, revenge and murder'" —The Liverpool Echo  

Author Biography

Melanie Blake was a music manager and talent agent before becoming a novelist. At twenty-one she was working at the BBC's iconic Top of the Pops show, and by twenty-seven she had created her own agency. Her music clients have sold 100 million records between them, and her acting clients have included Patsy Kensit, Michelle Collins, Daniella Westbrook, and Claire Sweeney, as well as many Emmy and BAFTA award-winners from Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and Dynasty. Melanie Blake is known within the entertainment industry as the Queen Of Soaps.