I was not expecting this! The Girl in 6E is unlike anything I’ve read before, probably because I don’t tend to pick out erotica when I’m buying books. But The Girl in 6E was making the rounds on Booktube and I was feeling left out and here we are. I’m very surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, which is basically psychological thriller meets erotica.
Yeah, so, erotica. Deanna, the protagonist and the girl in 6E, is a webcam girl. She chose this career because she experiences murderous tendencies and she doesn’t trust herself with the general public, so she avoids human contact completely and earns thousands of dollars a week camming for a living. The Girl in 6E goes into a lot of detail on that matter, so don’t be shocked by it.
There’s a mystery running throughout the book. After Deanna is introduced, we hear about a little girl who gets abducted. It’s one of those books that shows you the culprit and the build up and the event, but the protagonist has no idea what is going on. But somehow Deanna ends up helping the detectives with this case.
I’m not going to lie, while I liked the mystery and thought it was hella creepy, I did think that the other half of the plot – the erotica and the “ship” – overshadowed it a lot. But I didn’t mind so much because there was also the mystery of Deanna’s background and how she came to believe that she was a murderer, so there was a lot going on. I certainly wasn’t bored. I also really liked the whole “murderous tendencies” thing. I imagine that feeling this way is more common than you’d think.
The only thing I really didn’t like about The Girl in 6E was the ship, if you can even call it that. So, “ship”. I mainly didn’t enjoy it because the guy was a prat. He just walked into her apartment one day after trying to catch a glimpse of her. And yes, I understand that he wanted to know who she was because he’d never seen her, but he was incredibly unprofessional and oh my god, if someone invaded my privacy like that I would actually want to kill them.
I’m looking forward to reading the sequel, Do Not Disturb, and seeing where Deanna goes next. I want to know how the erotic bits develop because of things that happened at the end of this book, and how Deanna handles the things that are to come.