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Return to Book Page. In ihrer Angst wendet sie sich an den erfahrenen Polizisten Nick Raphael. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 1st by Mira Books first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Missouri United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Kinky sex with mystery and suspense! I need some mystery and murder added in, lol. This book has it all. I highly recommend this book!
May 12, Haley rated it really liked it. I read this book many years ago and it is still one of my favorite Erica Spindler books. I could not put it down, and the ending was very shocking. A must read. I'll tell you right off the bat this is one of those 'trashy beach reads' you hear about. I mean it's called "Shocking Pink," if you weren't clued in already I don't know what to tell you.
I liked this one though -- and I'm not a fan of this type of book generally speaking. I've started countless others like this one and put them down a few chapters in, feeling a bit of my soul died while reading them.
This one is different for some reason. I dunno it's plot line is simple enough: group of I'll tell you right off the bat this is one of those 'trashy beach reads' you hear about. I got into the storyline and maybe you will too. If you don't though, I won't think any less of you for it.
The title of this book put me off for a long time, but it was cheap as an e-book and so at a time when I was trying to economise I gave it a go and enjoyed it a lot. Creepy and disturbing with a killer twist!
I'll start with my second biggest issue because it's shorter. The author created way too much hint hinting moments in the book. I get wanting to build suspense but you can't have every single moment hinting at or creating a new secret I was too busy keeping track of each secret to wonder where any of them were going to go.
Maybe they all served a purpose later in the book but there was just too much going on with zero resolution. My biggest issue though and the reason I quit was the portrayal I'll start with my second biggest issue because it's shorter. My biggest issue though and the reason I quit was the portrayal of sex.
Sex is dirty and wrong. If you like it you're an evil dirty whore. And if you like anything beyond missionary you're a perverted evil dirty whore. I've read other spindler books that weren't like that so idk if this was because this is an earlier work or maybe because of the characters' situations and it got better when we got up to modern day but I just couldn't sit through one more page of it I was so uncomfortable.
I really enjoyed this novel however I just found it to be a bit on the slow side at times and this is the very first time I was able to know who the killer was a mile before the novel ended so for me it isn't worth a 5 star rating. Aug 11, Rcbuenaventura rated it it was amazing. Shocking Pink is a beautifully constructed, creative suspense story with snappy dialogue among well-developed characters.
I didn't give it a five star rating because it moves too slowly at the beginning and it is often repetitive. As the novel unwound, I began to realize that the repetition was long-time romance author Erica Spindler's way of showing obsession, but I wondered if the same point could have be made more subtly.
How many stories have you read where some horrible event has been witnes Shocking Pink is a beautifully constructed, creative suspense story with snappy dialogue among well-developed characters. How many stories have you read where some horrible event has been witnessed in childhood and the viewer has been forever changed?
It happens here, and Spindler's novel explores the impact on the viewers, demonstrating how horror can become a catalyst that profoundly affects the life of the viewer. They discover that in an unoccupied home in a nearby neighborhood sexually deviant activities are going on between a Mr. The teenagers investigate and that means watching every time they can.
Their secret observations gradually begin to erode their friendship as each reacts differently to what they are seeing. Eventually Mrs. X is found dead, hanging from a rope in a position the kids had seen before, blindfolded by a black scarf. Her murder remains unsolved. Julie is the daughter of a religious zealot who has psychologically abused her. From the X's she learns desire.
Raven, the daughter of a physically abusive man, learns power from Mr. Andie, the daughter of parents who have just split up because her father found someone new, learns compassion. Fifteen years later, the three best friends are together again in Thistledown. Julie has just returned, her third marriage broken. Raven has a very successful interior design firm.
And Andie is a psychiatrist. One of Andie's abused clients snaps and kills her husband, the mayor. Andie becomes involved in the high profile case and again meets Detective Nick Raphael who had investigated Mrs.
X's murder. As a result of the publicity, she starts seeing a new patient, David Sadler. David, talk, dark, handsome and rich has just returned to Thistledown having spent the last decade in St. He is seeking treatment for sexually deviant behavior. At the same time Julie starts dating David, Raven is employed to decorate the new homes his firm is building and Andie and Nick are attracted to each other.
Suddenly, all three receive newspaper clippings of the 15 year old murder. Then a black silk scarf appears on Andie's bed, and other acts occur that show someone is watching and taunting them. To reveal any more of the plot than I have would do a great disservice to author Erica Spindler. Her ingenious twists and turns in a story that features friendship, obsession, sexually deviant behavior and murder will be long remembered by this reviewer. I decided I needed a break from reading actors biographies recently and promptly found this in a charity shop.
I was intrigued enough by its cover and its concept to give it a tentative whirl. The inherent danger in such thriller fiction and there are literally hundreds of novels that operate unde I decided I needed a break from reading actors biographies recently and promptly found this in a charity shop. This novel falters slightly using this device for me personally. I was bored in the beginning of this book. It felt like a YA novel and I wondered why I was reading it. It definitely got better once the intriguing event unfolded.
This is also true in the physical threat and violence contained in the story. It failed with me on this entirely.
No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. I spy When Andie, Julie and Raven heard music coming from an empty house and peeked through a window, they never could have predicted what they saw: a man and woman engaged in a dark and ritualistic sex act. Stunned, and then curious, they girls return to the house again and again - and each time, what they see is more shocking. Eventually, fearing for the life of the woman, they contact the police. But too late-the woman has already been found dead.
Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler
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