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Review for Shocking Pink

Shocking Pink by Erica Spindler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I bought Shocking Pink at a second-hand bookstore five years ago. It had a great cover and an alluring blurb, so why did it take me so long to read it? Who knows? But now I have finally read it and ultimately I am glad I did. The story starts with one of those fantastic prologues that hooks you right in to the story. A body is found in an empty house. She is young, beautiful, and the cop working the case knows who she is. Then the story flashes back to the 80s where we meet three friends, Andie—the sensible friend, Raven—the risk-taking, over-protective, abrasive friend, and poor Julie, who is from an overly religious emotionally abusive home and has the emotional problems you would expect. We follow these girls through their respective troubled high school lives, and we see them stumble onto some very naughty S&M taking place in an empty house in an in-progress housing development. The three girls react very differently to t…