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White Bodies by Jane Robins
  

White Bodies

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January 2018 Debut of the Month

Terrific, a two-sitting read if you can give it the space. Twin sisters, chalk and cheese; Callie, the narrator, plain and ordinary, Tilda, beautiful, ambitious and a successful actress. Tilda falls for an OCD controlling hedge-fund manager Felix, very rich. The book opens with Felix’s funeral and then we race through 211 pages finding out how and why he died but we are still a hundred pages from the end. So, does this then become a police procedural tale? No. It follows Callie trying to unearth what really happened, contrary to what the police believed. From the start she has worried about Felix’s influence over Tilda. She becomes active on an internet site, controllingmen.com where she corresponds with a couple of women whose advice she finds useful. Then she meets them, tries to help them and now the book becomes complicated and truly compulsive through to its unpredictable end. Highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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  • Charlotte Walker - 'A twisted and suspicion-filled narrative about love, narcissism, possession and obsession.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'This a best in class, brooding thriller culminating in a real ‘wow, didn’t see that coming’ finale.  Highly recommended.'
  • Cathy Small - 'A chilling story in places as we see Callie obsess about her twin sister and the drama this brings to her mind and her own relationships.'
  • Jennifer Stoddart - 'a clever and exciting psychological thriller about the nature of love and control within close relationships.'
  • Victoria Goldman - 'White Bodies played with my mind, resulting in an addictive read. The writing is chilling, sharp and very readable. I reckon this will be a book that readers will either love or hate. I enjoyed it!'
  • Victoria Emerson - 'I just couldn't get into this book.'

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Synopsis

White Bodies by Jane Robins

Sometimes we love too much. Callie loves Tilda. She's her sister, after all. And she's beautiful and successful. Tilda loves Felix. He's her husband. Successful and charismatic, he is also controlling, suspicious and, possibly, dangerous. Still, Tilda loves Felix. And Callie loves Tilda. Very, very much. So she's determined to save her. But the cost could destroy them all...

Reviews

`White Bodies will keep you up all night and have you turning to your sleeping soulmate with the thought, Who ARE you? Julie Burchill

`Immensely gripping' Sophie Hannah

About the Author

Jane Robins began her career as a journalist with The Economist, the BBC & the Independent on Sunday. She has written three previous books of non-fiction, The Rebel Queen (Simon & Schuster) The Magnificent Spilsbury and The Curious Case of Dr. Adams (both John Murray).

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Book Info

Publication date

18th September 2017

Author

Jane Robins

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Publisher

HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Debuts of the Month

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780008217549

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