Book review: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre...
(contains minor spoilers)
The Girl in 6E is about Deanna Madden, a 21 year old who hasn't left her apartment in three years to protect other people from her murderous tendencies. She makes money by performing to webcams on sex websites. but when she learns a little girl has gone missing she begins to suspect one of her clients and leaves her apartment to find out.
I thought this was going to be a good dark thriller, but for at least the first half of the book it was basically an account of a "cammer girl" as she calls herself. I felt like the writer was going out of her way to be as explicit as possible, but there was no relevance and it took forever to get to the missing girl part i.e. the story. I looked up the author afterwards and saw that she previously wrote 'erotic romance fiction' so maybe this is no surprise.
In terms of the thriller part of the book it was over before it had even started and was very clear what was going to happen, so in terms of suspense was disappointing. Also, whilst it was clear the writer had intensely researched the life of webcam sex workers it seemed little research was done into the mind of someone with psychopathic tendencies. That whole part of the book seemed so blasé, and unrealistic which was a shame as it could have made an interesting character.
There was also a love interest in the book, a guy who was some perfect muscle man, completely boring, and didn't give a damn that Deanna had tried to kill him on their first meeting and was swiftly fooled by a bit of dry humping *eye roll*. Overall I found this book to be a style over substance type read, with very little below the surface.
It turns out this book is the first in a series, but it's probably no surprise to hear I don't plan on reading the next one! On Goodreads I gave this book a 2 out of 5.