Friday, May 2, 2014
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
2.0 out of 5 stars -- I am clearly not the intended audience for this novel as I have read many rave reviews on other social media and blog sites and I don't think we all must have read the same book.
I felt this attempt at a "Dexter" copycat was less than thrilling and resulted in a promising premise poorly executed. Not recommending to my friends and definitely not purchasing for library. Not my kind of book.
I was intrigued at the idea of a young woman locking herself into her apartment and living a reclusive life because of her murderous impulses. She was not guarding herself from harm, she was protecting everyone outside the door from being killed by HER.
The character's motivations and background are revealed through the narrative as she describes her life -- mainly as a web cam persona who engages with anyone who wants a private session for a price. There's no sexual fantasy she won't indulge EXCEPT that there is no physical contact ever with another being.
Then, something changes and she has an opportunity she can't resist -- to leave the confines of apartment 6E. What mission compels her out of her safe haven? And can the urges of the Demon within be denied or will she act out everything she has imagined?
Disappointed and wishing I'd read something else instead. If you're looking for a good suspense thriller, erotica, sick psycho chiller, you may want to choose something else. The author is a woman.
Review copy (e-book) provided by NetGalley and Redhook Books.