Sunday, July 4, 2021

Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler


I REALLY liked this book! It ticks all the boxes for everything I enjoy in a thriller: dual timeline, childhood friends, fucked up families, and murder. The book starts off with Julie, Andie, and Raven in the 1980s. We learn all about their pasts and what makes them tick. Then they witness a couple playing kinky games in an empty house and spy on them. They become obsessed and curious, horrified and intrigued. And then... a murder happens. And all of their peeping comes to light when one of them goes to the police.

The rest of the book is about their adult lives. All three girls are still friends but what happened to them as young teens still haunts them. Raven is a cold real estate agent, Julie is a sex addict who works at a bar, and Andie is a therapist unable to come to terms with her own commitment issues. But all of them lead mostly normal lives... until they start receiving newsclippings and messages from someone from their past. Someone who knows what they saw and wants them to know it. Someone... who might just be the murderer.

So obviously I loved this book. Anything I five star means that I basically enjoyed every second of it and make it, if not a forever book, one of my go-to recommendations for the genre. I've read several of Spindler's books at this book and this is by far the best. It's the perfect blend of erotic suspense, romantic suspense, and classic whodunnit. There's great sex scenes and the men are HOT. I also really liked some of the twists, and the callbacks to the women's girlhoods. It was just really, really well done.

Anyone who likes Jennifer Hillier will love this book. It reminded me a lot of JAR OF HEARTS.

4.5 to 5 out of 5 stars

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