SHOCKING PINK

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Erica Spindler spins a scary tale. Her characters are so alive and real that readers can't help but be swept into this story. A romance with Andie and the police detective involved in the case is a warm and wonderful break in the chill of the plot.

Andie, Raven and Julie had been best friends since age eight. In the summer of 1983, their friendship was tested. Andie's parents announced their divorce and broke her 15-year-old heart. Julie's father, a zealous pastor, had reached an all new high at not trusting and fiercely punishing his daughter. Raven lived a lie-people believed her mother had run off and left Raven and her father, but Raven knew that her father's insane jealousies were the cause. On top of all this, the three discovered a couple involved in a deadly affair. When the woman involved wound up dead and the killer never found, the three girls' lives changed drastically.

Now, 15 years later, the three friends still have each other. Andie has become a psychologist, Raven owns her own interior design firm and Julie is still struggling with demons from her past. Just back in town after disastrous marriage number three, Julie has a sexual addiction that her two friends want to help her overcome.

A mysterious man is working his way into each of their lives. David Sandler is seeing Julie personally, Andie professionally, and Raven for business. Though the three don't immediately realize they are all involved with the same man, they do know he has an agenda, and it might be connected with the past.

Erica Spindler spins a scary tale. Her characters are so alive and real that readers can't help but be swept into this story. A romance with Andie and the police detective involved in the case is a warm and wonderful break in the chill of the plot.

(Feb., 512 pp. $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson