Book Review: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

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Title: The Girl in 6E
Author: A.R. Torre
Published: 2014
Genre: Adult Thriller Erotica

Synopsis: 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.

My Rating: Red-StarRed-StarRed-StarRed-Star

I think I first and foremost have to clarify a misconception this book has – this is not erotica. It’s not erotica because erotica is written with the intent of awakening sexual desire but this book is not that. This shows a sort of methodical account of an internet pornstar. It’s not written to turn you on, it’s written from the perspective of a very bored and psychotic woman that plays out men and women’s fantasies as a means of distraction from her gore lust.

The second thing that needs to be said about this book is that there should be major and I mean major trigger warnings for pedophilia. Pedophilia is where this book gets its plot and it is disturbing and detailed.

Now that I got those 2 things out of the way, let’s get on with the review! 🙂

I was hesitant with this book because the plot is slow moving and it takes a minutes (more like 100 pages) for the plot to come to fruition. Yet once it does I lapped it up. This is a ‘light’ read and I say that smirking because it’s about a woman who has a blood-lust so she locks herself in her apartment to prevent herself from killing people yet things happen around her that change that. We have a few POVs in this book – one is from our pedophile and villain, the main one is from Deanna the killer camgirl and finally from Jeremy – the UPS delivery guy who has been delivering Deanna’s packages for the past 3 years. We have a few other solid supporting characters like Mike the hacker and camgirl fanboy which I enjoyed a lot. The character list is short, this is not a complex novel, the plot is pretty predictable but it’s not written in a boring or heavy way. This is a quick weekend read. I liked Torre’s writing, I liked the entire premise of the novel and I can see how she’s going to make this Dexter-like series go. I would pick up the second novel however this book doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, actually you could just read this as a stand-alone.

Overall this is not a thought-provoking book, but it’s interesting and different and quite honestly rather satisfying. So for that I gave it 4 stars though perhaps it’s more of a 3.5 star book.

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