Genre: Erotica, Thriller
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?
Are you a fan of Dexter Morgan? Book or show because Dexter as a character intrigued you? Yes? Then step right up and indulge yourself with your next dark obsession, Deanna Madden. Get it? HA!
Deanna struggles with her impulsive need to kill. In order to combat her needs, she’s locked herself away in her apartment for the past three years. Deanna survives by ordering everything online and working as a cam girl. It keeps her mind occupied during the day and stimulates her enough so that she can fall asleep harmlessly. Despite her good intention, Deanna has multiple safeguards in place in case she can’t mentally overcome her urges.
What makes The Girl in 6E a success is the amount of research the author did into the camming industry. It’s apparent from the first page until the last that Torre has intimate knowledge of what it takes to be a cam girl and how he industry functions. Being a cam girl is a huge part of Deanna’s life, so her sessions are described in details making this novel sexually explicit, especially at the beginning. Despite the novel being sexually explicit, the overall tone of the acts and the camming world is sex positive. Deanna’s voice is non-judgmental throughout the entire novel, especially when she’s confronted with sexual acts that most people would consider weird.
What I enjoyed most about the novel was Deanna struggling with her impulses, her talks with her two therapists, and her resourcefulness. Deanna’s internal struggle is always at the forefront of the novel. She talks about her strengths and weaknesses and is resourceful enough to have safeguards in place that are creative. Her talks with her two therapists were easily some of my favourite moments. I’ve read so many novels with therapists depicted as manipulative or incompetent, so it was refreshing to read a competent interpretation of therapy sessions.
The only issue I had with The Girl in 6E was the multiple perspectives. It was jarring at the beginning of the novel when the perspectives kept switching. Until I had a handle on the characters, it was a little confusing and disconnected. The only perspective I didn’t enjoy and thought to be ultimately useless was Jeremy’s. His perspective offered nothing of value to the story and just makes him seem pathetic and in lust with such a dangerous woman because of how ‘hot’ he finds her.
Overall, The Girl in 6E is an interesting portrayal on someone with murderous impulses and sheds some light on the camming industry that I had almost no knowledge of. If you’re looking for something different and out of your comfort zone, look no further!