I inherited a lot from my mother, including delicate features, long legs, and dark hair, but the biggest genetic inheritance has been her homicidal tendencies. That's the reason I stay away from people. Because I want to kill.
I want to start this review off by saying that this book is not for everyone. There is a lot of explicit material in this book and some people may be put off by that. At times this book felt like it was very outside of my comfort zone but since I am trying new things this year I decided to stick with it.
This book follows Deanna Madden (sometimes also known as Jessica Beth Reilly), a recluse who spends her days webcamming to earn money. She never leaves her apartment and for good reason. She has urges that she can't deny, urges to kill. So she spends all her time in her apartment so that she won't act on those urges.
Since Deanna webcams there is a lot of explicit stuff in this book. It mentions different fetishes and there are a lot of parts with Deanna performing on her webcam or being paid to watch others do certain acts on their webcams. Those were the parts that were a bit out of my comfort zone, I mean I've read some racy stuff but nothing like this.
Deanna was a very interesting character. I started the book off wondering why she struggled with her urge to kill and was pleased that readers get to see where it all started. I liked that the story wasn't just Deanna and her webcam, it was also about her internal struggles and her struggle to save an innocent girl's life.
I liked the relationship between Deanna and Jeremy. I liked that he tried to help her and didn't give up on her. At the end of the book their relationship became a bit too lovey-dovey, well at least as much as it can be with Deanna.
Overall I felt like this was a good book with strong, interesting characters. If you're okay with all the webcam material you'll get to read a compelling story about a woman caught in an internal struggle that can not only hurt her but all those who come into contact with her.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the galley.