I am again vowing to get back into reading again this year. I have already completed my first book. You can kind of say I cheated since I started this book in December of 2020. Either way I am claiming it has a win. Usually I love mystery and romance novels. I am not really a thriller person. But I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone this year and read books that I normally wouldn’t read if the titles catch my eye. One book that I came across called The Girl In 6E did just that. So I thought I would go ahead and give this thriller a try.
The Girl In 6E is about a young lady named Deanna Madden. She locked herself in her own apartment for three years because she has homicidal tendencies. She believes this because of her family history. She dreams of killing people for no other reason but fun. So to prevent herself from doing this she pays her drug addict neighbor named Simon to lock her in her apartment at night and she pays him buy providing him drugs every month. She has three rules for herself: 1. Don’t leave the apartment. 2. Never let anyone in. 3. Don’t kill anyone. She makes a living by providing sexual favors as a cam girl. She doesn’t leave her apartment for any reason whatsoever. She gets everything she needs from food to clothes delivered to her via UPS. No one even knows what she looks like. That is until one day the UPS guy who is infatuated with her busts into her apartment in the name of saving her because she didn’t answer the door. Deanna decides to leave her apartment one day after a young girl disappears with the same name that one of her clients asks her to pretend to be. This takes Deanna on an unexpected adventure in the name of actually helping someone rather than trying to kill for fun. She is going to save a child.
I am going to be honest. I wasn’t a huge fan of this book. There was just enough to keep me interested but it isn’t one of my favorites. Deanna clearly has some issues which is obvious because she has two therapists. She is damaged because of some things she witnessed as a teenager. Once you find out what it is you will kind of applaud her for the steps she is taking to not harm anyone. While I applaud her I don’t think your past should define you. But this is from someone who has allowed her past to affect her as well. I am glad that she took all the steps that she did to protect other people but she shut herself off from actually having some kind of life. When she does leave the apartment I feel like she proves to herself that she can control herself. I don’t like the fact that a majority of the book is with her in her apartment but I do like how we are introduced to other characters through out. I guess I have to understand that she was trying to protect people from her. I found her life really interesting though. I would go crazy just staying in my apartment 365 days 24 hours a day. I barely survived quarantine so I know I couldn’t live her life. Overall I will say this book was an interesting read not a book that I loved but it was good. This book is part of a series and I haven’t decided whether or not I want to try the second book yet. Are you getting back into reading this year? What do you like to read?