White Bodies

by Jane Robins

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on White Bodies

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

White Bodies Synopsis

He's so handsome and clever and romantic. I just wished he hadn't forced Tilda under the water and held her there so long.' 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... Sometimes we love too much.

White Bodies Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A twisted and suspicion-filled narrative about love, narcissism, possession and obsession. Full review

Charlotte Walker

This a best in class, brooding thriller culminating in a real ‘wow, didn’t see that coming’ finale. Highly recommended. Full review

Phylippa Smithson

I read ‘White Bodies’ in one sitting - devouring and occasionally remembering to breathe!!! Full review

Angie Rhodes

This is a clever and exciting psychological thriller about the nature of love and control within close relationships. Full review

Jennifer Stoddart

A tale of control, relationships and obsession. Full review

Nicola Cooper

I just couldn't get into this book. Full review

Victoria Emerson

‘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! Full review

Victoria Goldman

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. Full review

Cathy Small

White Bodies Press 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

'This book is immensely gripping - kept me on the edge of my sun lounger all day, till I got to the end' - Sophie Hannah

'Gripping, creepy and very addictive!' - BA Paris

'A totally absorbing and compelling read - loved it! At the halfway point, it made me gasp out loud and I couldn't turn the pages quick enough to find out what happened.' - Sue Fortin

'An incredibly compelling, horribly believable tale of obsession, sisterhood and the mental rabbit holes that can creep up on us all.' - Phoebe Morgan

'White Bodies is a masterpiece of manipulation - a dark and twisting exploration of a complicated love that's at once pure, corrupt, and blinding, with an ending that's as inevitable as it is unexpected. It's not often I read a novel and wish I'd written it. This is that book. A triumph!' - Karen Dionne

'Breathless, sharp and dark. White Bodies is hard not to obsess over.' - Ross Armstrong

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ISBN: 9780008217556
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008217549
Publication date: 18/09/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008217556
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: Jane Robins
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Jane Robins

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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