Monday, January 29, 2018

The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden #1) By A.R. Torre

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Age Group: Adult 
Pages 368 
Publisher: Orbit 
Publication Date: 7 August 2014  
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.

My Thoughts:

I picked this book up on a whim from the clearance bin at Barnes and Noble after only reading the brief synopsis that is shown above. I had no idea that this novel was erotica.  I personally am not a fan of erotica.  It is simply something that I have never found myself wanting to read, however, the synopsis of this book sounded so interesting that I figured I would give it a try.

I found the idea of the story to be very unique, and really enjoyed the plot as a whole. The author managed to merge erotica, thrillers, and mysteries into one novel, and for that, I must applaud her.  I really enjoyed the characters that A.R. Torre creates in this novel, they are complex and flawed, and yet in many ways still likable. This was particularly the case for the main character Deanna she is an antihero in every sense of the word, and yet for all her flaws I ended up really liking her character.

The biggest complaint that I have is the erotica portion.  I am in no way against reading erotica or putting sex scenes in a novel, but this book in particular just felt like too much.  There were so many times that I felt the erotic scenes overshadowed the plot.  Many of the erotic scenes felt pointless to me as they didn't really advance the plot in any way. Because of this, I often skimmed or skipped over the erotic scenes in order to get on with the plot.

This book is not without merit however, I think that for the right reader this book would be great.  People who enjoy erotica or suspense novels and are looking for something new and unique may love this book.

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