Published: May 16th 2014
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.
Initial thoughts? Wow…
This is a very sexually charged story, but not a romance. Bear with me, and that statement will make sense. ” ” Is the oddest protagonist I’ve encountered.
She makes a living by performing sexual acts on webcams for online chats. If that wasn’t weird enough, she never, ever leaves her appointment. Each night she had a business acquaintance (one of her doctor clients on the sex site prescribes her pain killers for her to trade with an addict in exchange for favors) these favors include disposing of trash, and each night locking her in her apartment.
Cue the mention of Dexter on the cover. This lovely lady wants to kill. She dreams of murder. She fantasizes about crushing the life out of others; she can’t let it happen again, so she remains locked up.
What a unique and twisted story. I admit I was a bit uncomfortable with the graphic sex content, but the mystery and the unique storyline kept me in for the long haul and I am surely not disappointed.
I have read hundreds of books, and this story is in a complete league of it’s own. Very refreshing to find such an original idea.
Thank you Hachette Book Group Canada for the review copy.