Title: The Girl in 6E
Author: A.R. Torre
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Publication Date: 12th February 2015
Summary: Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years.
She hasn’t left her apartment.
She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time.
She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com.
And she hasn’t killed anyone for years.
But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her.
So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment.
And this is what happens…
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on The Girl in 6E for a long time, ever since i saw it on someones YouTube channel. After finding myself a cheap copy a few months back, it figured it was time to get stuck in and see what it was about.
Deanna doesn’t leave her apartment. She orders food to her door in boxes, orders clothes, works from home. But she doesn’t leave her apartment because she is locked in all night. Deanna has a tendency to kill people, or has the desire to kill people. She trusts her neighbour to lock her in each night through the worst of these desires and doesn’t answer her door to anyone to reduce her risk. So once she realises that a little girl’s life is on the line if she doesn’t venture out, she has no choice but to take a knife and gun with her.
I went in to this with a completely open mind as i didn’t really have much of an idea what it was about. I knew that the protagonist never left her house and she then had to, but that was all. I was not expecting the first chapter to be completely sex. And then the second chapter, and the chapter after that. The first quarter of the book is heavily based on Deanna’s sexcam based job, which honestly, throws you off a little while reading. After i got over the thought that i was reading a better written Fifty Shades of Grey, i started to enjoy it.
In the end it turns out that Deanna’s mind works solely on sex and killing. Those are the two things that she thinks about because after being trapped in her house for three years, she simply doesn’t have anything else to think about. The sex eased off a little and became short bursts of information about her job during the novel which were a little more easy to read.
I really enjoyed Deanna as a character. If felt like she was well written and you could truly understand what was going on inside her head. She’s so different from any other characters that i’ve read about it was a refreshing change to hear about her unusual life.
As a crime, psychological thriller novel, i expect something exciting with some good twists and turns. I feel like The Girl in 6E delivered with that. There were parts i wasn’t expecting, and parts that did surprise me. It was absolutely perfectly written in the storyline sense. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Overall i really did enjoy this novel. It hasn’t been my favourite, but it was a pleasurable, exciting read for mid-year. I would say that it is strictly for over 18’s, there is a lot of sexual content and pathological thoughts involved that are definitely not for a younger reader.