|Plot Summary of Shocking Pink|
In the summer of 1983, three young friends secretly witness bizarre sexual games which involve an unknown couple, a stool, and a noose. When Mrs. X is found murdered, and Mr. X disappears, the lives of those three friends are changed irrevocably. Fifteen years later, someone is out to make sure those three girls, now women, don't forget the bizarre sexual games they spied on, nor the murder of Mrs. X. The women begin to question themselves and each other. Has Mr. X come back to terrorize them? Or is Mr. X innocent?
This synopsis report prepared by Tracy
|Chapter Analysis of Shocking Pink|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- solving long-past murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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