RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑 (3/5 stars)
Published: January 21, 2014
“No one is normal. Everyone is just pretending to be normal.”
I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.
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?
There are various psychological fetishism or illness that some are not well aware of like phobias and such. Hearing about this psychological thriller story which received a huge amount of hype last year, I was intrigued and am looking forward to reading this book. The synopsis piqued my interest and I read this book as my Halloween reads.
I was left disappointed after finishing the book. I feel like it does not live up to its hype of a psychological thriller. There are a lot of psychological fetishisms that are mentioned in every chapter BUT it is not well implemented in the story. The way the fetishisms are incorporated are unnatural and it feels forced.
However, the chapters are short and the pacing is okay. There is something about the plot that would keep you from reading the book. I like Deanna’s character. That’s the thing that I like the most in this book. Her character and the symptoms of Deanna’s condition feels so real. I enjoyed reading from her points of view. It’s just that the plot is lacking something that would offer up a good psychological thriller.
I do not recommend this book to younger readers because there is violence and explicit sexual scenes presented in the story. I think the author had done a pretty well portrayal of a cam girl in Deanna, considering also the fact that she has done her research. The thing is, I feel like some sexual scenes like the fetishisms are unnecessary.
There is something about Deanna and her story, that even though I am not well satisfied with this first book, I am quite intrigued to continue in her world.