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They know who she is. She knows too much.

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.

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 fa
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Paperback, First, 384 pages
Published May 7th 2015 by Transworld Publishers (first published March 26th 2015)
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Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4.5 A little Dark and A little Taboo Stars

Untouchable is Ava Marsh’s debut novel. Untouchable kind of reminds of Aleatha Romig books, like Insidious and K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water series, in the sense Untouchable is not full of romance, but more suspenseful and a little taboo.

Stella is an escort. She is good at her job and she doesn’t have any intentions of giving up the profession. What I found so fascinating about this read was that this book touched the not so glamorous side of prostitution
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♥Rachel♥
Stella is a high priced call girl, not in the business just for the money, but in it for the escape it brings her. Right away you realize that Stella is trying to forget her previous life, one where she had a “respectable” life and job, and getting down to the bottom of what happened is just one of the mysteries. It was fascinating being the “the fly on the wall” as Stella takes on clients and gets through this type of life; the way she stayed detached and approached her job almost in a clinical ...more
Bookread2day
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must buy must read

Ava Marsh and I share the same surname, and Ava grew up in Margate not far from where I live.

Imagine if Belle du Jour and Martina Cole teamed up to write a thriller together the result would be Untouchable, a dark and sexy thriller with flawed but likable heroine.

The book Untouchable is fast-paced, compelling and deserves to be a huge hit. With out question Untouchable is a gritty commercial thriller with an addictive blend of sex.

The story is based on considerable researc
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Michelle
Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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In this richly, dark, and sexually provocative engrossing thriller, Ava Marsh delivers an intense, sexy, vivid fast-paced account of London's high-class escorts in her debut book, UNTOUCHABLE. Ms. Marsh takes her readers down a journey where lust, money, lies, and betrayals make up this toxic world where power and men assume control.

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In the world of escorts and call-girls, the rules are simple. Don't get involved with your client, never
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Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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.
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Deea (Andreea)
Later update:

So, as I was watching Rihanna's B*** Better Have My Money video today, I had a moment of OMG THIS VIDEO IS PERFECT FOR THAT BOOK I JUST READ! :))





(^^^ the party that started it all)

Seriously. It fits perfectly the last part of the book, it should be its theme. :D



(^^^Until they pissed off the wrong girl).



(^^^It's pay time for Mr Pig Harry)

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Hmm... I wouldn't say it was a disappointment per se, but it didn't really live up to what I expected when I read the blurb either. It wa
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Christine
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ava Marsh’s debut novel is rather fun, sexy and turns into quite an exciting thriller.

Set in the world of high class call girls and their clients, we meet and get to know the racy life of Stella. Stella is paid for sex and seems to rather enjoy the way she makes a living. We see her entertaining men and working prosaically on her tax return. Stella finds her life turned upside down, when her friend and fellow prostitute Amanda is murdered. Who would want to kill her and is Stella also in danger?
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Bren
Lost me along the way.

Stella is a call girl. After many years, she has learned how to survive using her wits. But when a friend and fellow call girl is murdered, Stella's world is turned upside down.

I enjoyed this gritty novel at first. T he characters are interesting and the flow of the book was good. But then it started to lose me..for several reasons.

This novel has some VERY graphic sex scenes. Yet that is not why I could not get into it. I just did not find the story that interesting as it
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Liz Barnsley
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a terribly addictive character driven thriller with a hard sexy edge and a really intriguing and clever storyline.

Grace is a prostitute - known in the business as Stella, she caters to the whims and desires of her clients daily. When another girl is found murdered Stella becomes embroiled in the mystery of her death and as she moves ever closer to the truth, things are about to get very dangerous.

What I loved most about this is the beautiful mash up of mystery, thriller and real life dra
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Claire
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review: Untouchable by Ava Marsh  
Published by: Random House UK, Transworld (13th August 2015)
 
ISBN: 978-0552171205
 
Source: NetGalley
 
Rating: 4.5*
 
Synopsis:
‘If you start feeling anything for a client – and it does happen – count the money. That always brings you back down to earth.’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 c
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Janet
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Firstly, thank you to the publisher, author and Netgalley for the ARC.

A debut from the pen of Ava Marsh turned out to be quite an enjoyable read indeed! Certainly once I got into it I didn't want to put it down.

This is a story about Stella, a lady with a profession that some might not like, who has been running from her past for some time and lands herself in trouble in her present. To say more would be to give spoilers away but what I will say is that due to the nature of what Stella does ther
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Mark Edwards
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've given this 4 stars because I'm trying to save 5 star reviews for books that completely blow my mind, but this was a hugely enjoyable book. Some of it is so sexually explicit that it made my Kindle steam up... I won't forget the 'party' scene in a hurry.

Stella/Grace is an engaging and likeable character. Perhaps inevitably I was reminded of Secret Diary of a Call Girl but with a thrilling plot. The writing is unfussy and the pace fast. It made a refreshing change from domestic noir and poli
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Book Addict Shaun
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2015
Sometimes I like to pick a random book from my TBR and start reading it. I purchased Untouchable a while ago when everyone was raving about how good it was. A short while after I had started reading, I had made a 30% dent in my Kindle and it felt like I'd been reading for no time at all. It would have been rude to stop reading and so I carried on, and finished the book in one sitting. Untouchable is an addictive read that had me glued to my Kindle. It's also a book very different to anything I'v ...more
sue
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing


First let me say this is an 'unputdownable' read.
Secondly let me say, you need to put time away because you won't be able to leave this book until you have read it from cover to cover.


Well, this was what it was like for me.

Stella [her real name is Grace, but in the escort business she likes to be called Stella] she pampers to the whims, needs and sexual appetites of her clients. For money.

It wasn't always like this for Stella, she was a respected member of society but something happened, and
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Rebecca Bradley
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'd heard great things about this novel last year but I'd been struggling to get through my TBR pile and get to it. Eventually, I managed and I was so glad I did. This is a crime novel with a unique protagonist. Though, she's a protagonist not everyone will like.

Stella is a call girl. A high-class call girl, but a call girl all the same and she tells you about the jobs she's doing. You get the descriptions of her work. It's not erotica, its plain English factual dialogue about what is happening
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Rachel Hall
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Untouchable is the debut release by Ava Marsh and having seen numerous recommendations from other crime fiction authors that this novel was something special I had to take a look. So, was it worth the top billing? Absolutely!

Untouchable opens with an ominous threat, 'Michael says hello' being delivered to high class prostitute, Grace, but how on earth does the man know her real name? Opening three years earlier Grace Thomas aka Stella turns her first trick, sells her body for sex and with 'no mo
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Andrea
"This is what I do. Provide a screen for men like you to project their fantasies on. It's not about the sex —if it were just about the sex you'd be happy with a quick wank. It's all about the fantasy, Ben, age you're paying me not to let the reality of myself intrude on that."

I really enjoyed Untouchable! I wasn't quite sure what I was getting in to when I began, but I did believe it had the potential to be a fascinating read. And it was, in my opinion. Untouchable provides a stark depiction of
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Christy LoveOfBooks

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 whe
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Talk Supe
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Fascinating premise and a quick read. I liked that Marsh kept the plot centered on the dangers of being a working girl: STDs, being with a stranger, obsessive clients, murder, and rape. There were sexual scenes, but Marsh didn't romanticize or glorify escorting. The sex was part and parcel of the job, it's not intended to titillate.

Untouchable wanted to be a thriller. It didn't quite cross that line for me. Stella was up against powerful men yet where are the threats? Where's the chase? She got
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Sue McQuaide Kitt
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-tbr
Untouchable was such an unexpected pleasure, I started reading this with no idea what to expect and really loved it from beginning to end.
Stella/Grace is a high class professional escort who caters to the whims of very rich and powerful men. When one of her fellow escort friends, Elisa, is found murdered, Stella becomes convinced that it is not what it seems and that it is something more sinister than a job gone wrong and decides to try uncover the truth herself.
I loved Stella/Grace’s character
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Kindle Ninja
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Untouchable is an extremely addictive read.
It transports us to the world of high-end escort service. We become privy to the unspoken rules and to the dirty little secrets of powerful men and the women who are embroiled in the fatal game of sex, lies, and deceit.

Stella is an absolutely remarkable character thrown into a dangerous environment and the question is if she would get out of it alive.

It's sexually charged and provocative. It's brilliant in its execution. Author Ava Marsh has created a f
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Seriously. There isn't a better genre than erotic thriller, and this book takes the cake! Murder, escorts, and mystery. Perfection. And it is Ms. Marsh's debut?! Give me more!!

Inside the mind of a call girl was a new place for me (LOL) and it was fascinating. Fast-paced and heart-thumping words on every page! This is one of those stories you can not put down. Stella's character is kicka$$. Her hunt for the fellow prostitute killer kept me clicking those pages quickly. I love a good mystery and t
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Tracy Fenton
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very impressive debut novel which literally kept me up all night and I couldn't put it down. Gritty, naughty and sexy the author left nothing to the imagination! A fantastic book and I look forward to reading more from Ava Marsh.
Novel Grounds
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this novel! I am typically not a fan of this genre, but this book was great and definitely opened my up to more of this variety. As an erotic thriller it was a great read. It kept me on my toes and forming theories from the very start. Sometimes you come across a book hat just sucks you into its world and it plays like a movie. This is one of those reads.



What do you get when you add together a high
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Lainy
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Time taken to read - 2 days

Pages - 384

Publisher - Corgi

Blurb from Goodreads

They know who she is. She knows too much.

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.

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 tak
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Joanne Robertson
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This has to be my favourite read of the month! I really loved this book. I was drawn to it as it sounded a bit different with a unique take on the prostitute/thriller theme-rather like a cross between a Martina Cole and Diary of a Call Girl.
Grace is a high class prostitute using the name of Stella, who is well educated and conscientious. She has a "party piece" that makes her rather popular but you get the sense from the start that this life is her way of hiding from her past. A fellow prostitut
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Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

I love thrillers that have suspense, raw emotion, hero’s and victims, sex and drugs, bad boys and powerful men and this book had it all. I was glued to this book looking for the next clue as it was written with sparingly clever suspense throughout. It was like the author was holding a carrot by a string and slowly pulled it away once I got a little information only to be keep stringing me along. It was so worth the anticipation as this book
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Book Monitor
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a really good read. The story revolves around Stella, a well paid escort. As the book progresses we find out about her life, past and present, her relationships, past and present and when a colleague dies soon after a "party" with some influential people things get messy.
I was gripped by this story from the beginning and finished it within 24 hours reading at every moment I could. I loved the writing style, felt engaged with the characters - especially Stella, and I really liked her rela
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Krissys
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Untouchable
by Ava Marsh

They know who she is. She knows too much.
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.
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 Stella past the point of no return.


My Review:
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David Reviews
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Untouchable is gripping and an excellent read from start to finish. Grace is attractive, works hard and has made mistakes in the past. She’s a successful escort and her working name is Stella. When one of her fellow prostitutes is found dead Grace finds herself drawn into the mystery of how and why she died. It soon becomes more dangerous and complicated than she could ever have imagined.

Despite her chosen profession Grace quickly becomes a likeable character for the reader. There is an element
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Ava Marsh grew up in Margate, Kent. A former broadsheet journalist, she now works as a freelancer in the charity sector and writes novels.

Ava lives in Battersea, London. Her hobbies include running, kayaking and photography.
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