Release: 12th February 2015
Synopsis: Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years. She hasn’t left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com. And she hasn’t killed anyone for years. But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her. So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment. And this is what happens…
Think Jessica Jones meets Criminal Minds with a little bit of Fifty Shades and you’ve basically got this book.
What a book this is. I picked this up on a whim, without knowing much about it other than the main character had an urge to kill. This book was so much more than I expected. Deanna is such a complex character and the depth that her urges and her character development goes through is amazing.
She goes through so much, and I found learning about her condition was truly fascinating. It added so much depth and understanding to her character, and her motives behind what she does in camming.
I also thought it was so unique to focus on the world of cam-girls and once again loved how realistic it felt as it went into detail what she uses to film, how she does it and also including what she does. It just felt like such an honest depiction of a very overlooked topic in the world and added so much realism to the story.
Deanna is such a bad-ass, strong and sexy woman and I liked how she was portrayed as exactly that! Her relationships with other characters, especially Mike and Jeremy, were brilliantly written and so sweet in their own ways.
I liked watching Deanna learn more about herself as the story developed throughout. The pacing was extremely quick but it worked so well. The split POV of Deanna, Ralph and Jeremy worked perfectly. The contrast of all three characters and their motives, both innocent and sinister, was perfectly balanced.
Another unique factor included the chapters, and how they explained certain aspects of the life of a cam-girl, including different fetishes. It was shocking at first, but then became very informative and entirely useful to full understand the story as a whole.
There is a lot of sexual content within this book, which is to be expected due to the nature of the story, and there are some scenes including child abuse, and mentions of child pornography so it can be a lot to deal with at times. However if you can cope with these topics, it truly is a wonderfully written book.
The ending was perfect. I loved how they didn’t “cure” her, or give her a happily ever after, but instead showed her struggle and the realistic after effects of the novels narrative. I can’t express how much I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next books in the series!
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