Series: Deanna Madden #1
Published by Redhook on January 27th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
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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.
The Girl in 6E is incredibly unique, so props to A.R. Torre (Alessandra Torre’s pseudonym) for creativity alone. Talk about an edgy thriller!
Deanna is one complicated character. She’s brazen, resourceful, super smart, and totally scary in her obsession with murder. The book takes you deep into the world of camming—video cyber sex—and I found it to be both creepy and fascinating. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful Cam Girl. Who knew it could be so lucrative? Nice to have that bit of knowledge. You know, in case I want to save up for my kids’ college tuition. Kidding. Sort of.
The reader learns about Deanna’s traumatic past early on. We’re fed bits and pieces through flashbacks, but I kept wanting to know more. When we finally delve into the main event? It’s. Worth. The. Wait. I never fully understood Deanna’s psychotic compulsions, though. I’m sure there’s more to the story.
The plot is made more compelling thanks to a few other intriguing characters. Jeremy is the UPS guy. I accepted his fascination with Deanna, but his relationship with her is on the crazy side. To each his own.
The first part of the story drags in places due to repetition. However, the pacing picks up halfway through and so did my heart rate. It’s a heady rush to the end.
The story isn’t wrapped up in a neat little bow, but I like that the ending can be left to the reader’s imagination. The next book, Do Not Disturb, continues the story, so it’s nice to have the option to learn more about Deanna’s future—and perhaps her past. I have no idea how much story is left to be told, but I’m curious enough to read on.
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