The Girl in 6E is the story of a young woman who locks herself in her apartment because she has homicidal tendencies. She feels she wants to3.5 stars
The Girl in 6E is the story of a young woman who locks herself in her apartment because she has homicidal tendencies. She feels she wants to kill people and therefore to keep everybody safe she remains in her apartment and has done so for the past three years, working as a sexcam girl to pay the bills. As you read on you realise that there’s a lot more to it than Deanna thinking she is a psychopath, and a lot to do with the death of her entire family. However, when a young girl gets taken, Deanna believes that the person who took her is one of her clients. Deanna then takes it upon herself to save the little girl and maybe, along the way, can indulge in a little of her homicidal fantasies…
The Girl in 6E has a very interesting storyline. The dynamic of a woman with homicidal tendencies is rather refreshing and for the first half of the book, Deanna’s concerns regarding her murderous thoughts is intriguing. However, after a while, because we aren’t shown this horrific side of her nature, these injections become void of any impact. I wanted proof. I have my own ideas as to why I think this but to discuss it here would be spoilery.
Deanna’s only interactions are with her two therapists, who she talks to weekly via telephone, a guy who helps her out with technical stuff, a guy she supplies drugs to in return for him locking her in her apartment at night so she can’t get out, and Jeremy, her delivery guy.
The interactions between Deanna and Jeremy, is very limited. Jeremy only converses with Deanna through her front door, and has done so for the past three years with no increase in communication other than her words, leave it, thank you, when he delivers a package. I can understand Jeremy’s curiosity about this strange woman who never leaves her apartment, but what happens between them further on in the book is weird, happens too quickly, and some of his reactions and actions towards her aren’t fully explained, or not explained clearly enough.
The revelation about Deanna’s involvement in the death of her family I actually saw coming so it wasn’t really a surprise. However, there are a few unanswered questions that I’m hoping will be answered in the second book, especially regarding the way Deanna’s mother died, as the medical explanation doesn’t make sense and surely once investigated would have shown different results. Sorry I’m being vague but this book is riddled with potential spoilers.
Despite my misgivings, I did enjoy this book. The atmosphere is really good, and although not that much happens in the first third of the book other than Deanna describing her life within the apartment and her career as a sexcam girl, it was still interesting enough to drive the novel forward. It was obvious that the author had done extensive research into this lifestyle.
I will definitely be reading book two, Do Not Disturb, which is out at the end of this month as Deanna Madden is interesting and I would like to see how her character is developed. As I’ve seen this series marketed somewhere as a combination between Dexter and Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m hoping for a lot more murder and bit more sex, as this instalment didn’t really give me either....more
I finished A Little Life this afternoon. I have no words to describe how I feel about this book - they all seem so inadequate right now. Let's sufficeI finished A Little Life this afternoon. I have no words to describe how I feel about this book - they all seem so inadequate right now. Let's suffice it to say it affected me profoundly. I'm going to take some time to collect and organise my thoughts, as I have many, and then I'll write my review. ...more