“The Girl in 6E” by A.R. Torre
Synopsis: I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.
I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.
They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide… my lust for blood, my love of death.
Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets… one is bound to escape.
What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?
Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.
5 out of 5 stars
Warning: Could be triggering for violence and child abuse
This is the story of Deanna Madden, who moved into her apartment 3 years ago at 19 and has not left since. Locked in every night by her drug addicted neighbor at her request, she lives a very solitary life. She has not seen another living person in three years.
Deanna is alone, except for her wildly successful webcam business. There, she is Jessica Reilly, a college student who moonlights as a virtual sex cam girl. On the web cam, she is anyone they want her to be and she can forget who she really is for a little while. Her income is in the seven figures and is her nest egg should she give in to what she really desires.
Other than the neighbor who locks her in, her two psychiatrists that are only a call away, a hacker who keeps her identity safe, and the UPS guy who delivers all the things she needs to live, Deanna/Jessica is completely alone. By choice.
She has three rules:
1. Don’t leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don’t kill anyone.
You see, Deanna lives every day with the urge to kill. She fantasizes about killing her neighbor, killing the UPS man, killing anyone really. She dreams of killing and of blood and has locked herself away to keep the world at large safe … from her.
Her life seems fine and she is relatively happy until one particular customer on her web cam asks her for things that make her sick, and make her afraid for the little girl he asks her to pretend to be.
Deanna is forced to do what she most fears – leave the safety of the apartment in order to save a little girl from a predator.
This is an excellent book! A very original premise with a heroine who reminded me of Dexter a little. There was obviously a HUGE amount of research done into the world of virtual sex and web cam girls. I found it fascinating. There is very little in the way of actual sex in this book, but the descriptions of virtual sex are very graphic. I think they need to be in order to understand the logistics of how virtual sex really works.
This book is also a love story, believe it or not. I could have done without the love interest, but it does help flesh out Deanna’s character and help her to become a little more human. I personally like the psychopathic side of her as well as her decision to become a vigilante.
There is a LOT of sex in this book. Graphic sex acts for the web cam, not so much with another person. It’s an excellent book and I’ve already started the second book in the series.
The cover is amazing and perfect for the book.