Monday, August 11, 2014
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
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.
It seems like I am the last person to jump on the Alessandra Torre (A.R. Torre) bandwagon. Everyone has read at least one of her books, except me. Well, thanks to NetGalley and a few persistent friends, I finally started on her back list. I don't think I could have picked a better book to start with than The Girl in 6E.
For those of you that know my reading habits, you know that I love dark books. The Girl in 6E is probably my favorite dark book that I have read. The premise was unlike anything I had ever heard of before. Deanna, the main character, has an addiction to violence and killing people, so she stays in an apartment for three years without going outside. That way, she can't give in to her inner demons. I was impressed that Alessandra put so much research into writing this book. In the back of the book, you can find sources for where she got her info while she was writing. I love it when authors try to make their book as accurate as possible.
Another aspect of the book I enjoyed was how much of a strong woman Deanna was. She had a lot of willpower, which I really admired. I don't think I could stay in apartment for three years with no face to face interaction, and stay sane. I would probably end up going crazy without being able to see or touch another person. She also didn't let her mental illness get in the way. She found a way to get through being isolated by getting a job online and ordering everything she needed online.
There's only one problem I had with the book. Unfortunately, I can't post that problem here because it contains major spoilers and I try to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible for those that want to read the book after reading my review. However, if you've read the book and would like to talk about what bothered me, feel free to send me a Goodreads or Facebook message.
I give The Girl in 6E: 4.5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.