Note: This is a spoiler free review!
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?
I discovered this book through reading someone’s review, (can’t remember who. *Sobs*). The blurb caught my interest. A protagonist who fights the desire to murder? No goody two shoes in sight? Yes, please.
It’s written in mainly first person, but there are a few, short chapters in perspectives other than the main characters, which are in third. It’s written in a simple descriptive way. I prefer this kind of writing style. It was well done, keeping a good pace so things didn’t feel like they were dragging along.
I enjoyed the plot. It built up tension until the moment everything sort of kicks off. Unfortunately, the climax happens very quick and I felt a little short changed. There is a big sexual element, often described in graphic detail, so avoid if that isn’t for you. I enjoyed the chapters in other characters perspective, but felt they were too short and too shallow.
I found the ending a little bit of a let down, things felt unfinished, but I discovered the book has a sequel so I’m not as disappointed.
The main focus is on the main character, (obviously), Deanna. The author really delves into her thought process and what makes her. It’s brilliant, I loved every bit. Again, with the other important characters, I think it could’ve delved into it a bit more. It would’ve helped build the tension and to really get you invested in the story.
I enjoyed it. I think the build up was fine, but the climax didn’t match up to it. It was way too quick and made the build up seem long. All that waiting for just a short roller-coaster ride, exhilarating, but over too soon. This disappointment is softened by discovering it has a sequel or else I would’ve given it one less flame than I have.
Was it worth the read? Yes
Would I re-read? No
Would I read this Author again? Yes