White Bodies by Jane Robins

White Bodies

This chilling psychological suspense novel--think Strangers on a Train for the modern age--explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But behind their flawless facade, not everything is as it seems. Callie, Tilda's unassuming twin, has watched her sister visibly shrink under Felix's domin...


Details White Bodies

TitleWhite Bodies
ISBN9781501165092
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherTouchstone
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Adult, Adult Fiction, Crime, Audiobook
Rating

Reviews White Bodies

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2017-06-02
    Disturbing, creepy, and unsettling- these are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of White Bodies. I'm usually let down by hyped up psychological thrillers, but this one was an updated take on an age old idea that we've seen time and again. I almost hate to categorize it as a mystery, because those who have read similar books in years past will likely see the who and why early on, but that isn't what makes this particular read so j...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2017-09-10
    Dear Influential Reader (YOU!),Please move White Bodies to the top of your TBR. Read it now! It is so good, so good, so good! I checked the ratings on Goodreads about midway through this little gem and was shocked to see so few! It looks like most readers have it sitting on their e-reader, a gift from NetGalley, perhaps. It's time to read it, people! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.I get it....I wasn't exactly excited to start another run of the mil...
  • Deanna
    2017-10-31
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I have always found twins and multiples fascinating. So when the opportunity to read “White Bodies” came up, I was looking forward to reading it. When Tilda invites her new man, Felix to movie night, her twin sister, Callie is unimpressed but curious. She doesn’t often meet Tilda’s friends, especially the men in her sister’s life. When she first meets Felix, he seem...
  • Meredith
    2017-10-01
    Cringeworthy! White Bodies was a rather painful read for me--I felt like I have read much stronger versions of this book before. Although, Callie’s weird “eating” obsession was a new one. After reading some great reviews touting the creepy weirdness of this book, I was super excited to get my hands on a copy. I love creepy weird. But White Bodies fell on the wrong side of weird for me. This is a psychological thriller about an obsessive rel...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    2018-01-11
    There’s been much buzz surrounding this book and its high level of creepiness. So I went in with a little trepidation. And yes, it does start out very disturbing, but soon settles in to a good old fashioned, twisty thriller. So enter with caution, but if you enjoy creepy thrillers, chances are you’ll really like this one!!Callie and Tilda are twin sisters, yet couldn’t be more different. Where one shines the other is hidden. Tilda has a new...
  • Elyse
    2017-10-01
    Have you ever found yourself reading a book - when suddenly you find yourself slowing down to enjoy a minor scene?.... noticing how refreshing it was? Even though the plot was the driving force for my desire to keep reading ( find out how the story ends) - the complexion of the characters were too smooth. If there had been a little more texture to each of them- more dimensional complexity- it would have made them more compelling - more cerebral ...
  • Sarah Joint
    2017-09-18
    There's no better way to describe this book than dark, twisted, and creepy. I actually physically cringed while reading more than a few times. I read a lot of dark stories, and it's rare for me to have that reaction. Don't get me wrong: this story isn't graphic at all. The disturbing parts are more psychological. Just shy of 300 pages, it's easy to devour in a day... and if you have time, you probably will. I could hardly put it down. Suspense, t...
  • Holly B
    2017-11-26
    *4.5*Compulsively creepy and captivating! This novel sent some shivers down my spine and I loved it! Is it weird and quirky? YesIs it fascinating? YesIs it twisted? YesTwins Callie and Tilda are close. Callie has always felt the need to “watch after” her sister. Tilda is a glamorous actress and Callie is much more plain and works in a book shop. Enter Felix, Tilda’s new love interest. Felix is successful and has a controlling personality an...
  • Susanne Strong
    2017-10-28
    3.65 Stars* (rounded up).Weird, Wild and Completely Freakish.“White Bodies” by Jane Robins - this is a book that will make you uncomfortable. You will shift in your seat & get hot under the collar. Yet you will not be able to stop reading it and it will feel somewhat obsessive. Let’s dig in. Obsessive - just like Callie, one of the main characters in “White Bodies.” Callie is Tilda’s twin sister. She is consumed by her sister Tilda, a...
  • Taryn
    2017-09-19
     3.5 Stars. Callie usually only visits her twin sister Tilda once a month, but Tilda has been inviting her over more often since she started getting serious with her new boyfriend Felix. Callie is thrilled to be included in her sister's life. At first she finds Felix beguiling, but she begins to see signs that he's abusive and controlling. Her once vibrant sister seems to be withering away, but Tilda refuses to entertain Callie's concerns. Call...
  • Zoeytron
    2017-09-19
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Twins. One dark, one golden. Callie feels overwhelmed by her twin, excluded. Tilda is exuberant, gregarious, the center of attention wherever she goes. Callie is just so . . . ordinary. Quiet and intense. And twisted. Note the differences between them, and the sameness. The obsession that lies within. Stalker or prey? Victim or monster? And how does Felix fit into the puzzle?
  • Diane S ☔
    2017-11-29
    Two strange sisters, twins, Tilda supposedly the brilliant, intense one. Callie, enthralled with her twin, unusual habits, to get closer to understanding her, wanting to be her, consume her essense. In my opinion both of these girls could have used mental health intervention when they were younger. Now grown, Tilda is said to be a well known actress, in a new relationship with a fabulous man. Callie, just biding time, still hanging on her sisters...
  • Carol
    2017-10-04
    OMGOSH....WHAT A CRAZY GOOD READ!WHITE BODIES is a roller coaster of CRAZY. Twin sisters Tilda and Callie are so very close....one with a CRAZY obsessive behavior I have never read about in any novel....a behavior I still cannot believe....and the other with a CRAZY dark agenda I did not see coming.So.....ENTER dangerous, controlling man who pulls Tilda away from Callie and together with his impulsive aggressive behavior, the plot thickens to a p...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2017-10-04
    A book about jacked up twins? When I'm supposed to be reading some October horror. Callie and Tilda are those twins. Callie has always been the unassuming sister that blended into the background so that star Tilda could shine.Callie has some issues though..when she was growing up she wanted some of Tilda's shine to come her way and so she devised ways for that to happen. Including swallowing some..ah well you'll have to read it. You think that's ...
  • Julie
    2017-10-28
    White Bodies by Jane Robins is a 2017 Touchstone publication. Unconventional, incongruous, and macabre-Callie and Tilda are twins, but are polar opposites, in appearance and personality. Tilda, an actress, is on the cusp of stardom, while Callie stands in the shadows, living a quiet life as a bookstore clerk. But, when Tilda becomes involved with Felix, Callie begins to worry that Tilda is withdrawing, losing weight, maybe abusing herself or bein...
  • Zoe
    2017-09-04
    Menacing, dark, and incredibly eerie!White Bodies is a gritty, gripping, character-driven novel that delves into the dynamic relationship between sister’s, especially twins, and highlights that we only see what people want to show us and even then we only see what we want to see.The writing is fluid and clear. The characters are multilayered, deceptive, and unstable. And the plot uses a past/present, back-and-forth style to create suspense and ...
  • Debra
    2017-09-25
    3.5 stars. It was a 4 star right up until the last few pages when I wanted to scream "Are you F'ing kidding Me?" So, I really enjoyed the book and I am still trying to figure out what I think of the ending.....Callie and Tilda are twins. Since they were children, Callie appears to be obsessed with her sister (eating her things!?!) and Tilda seemed to be the twin in controlled. Tilda does not come off as the nicest person and was often mean to her...
  • Selene
    2017-09-02
    Genre: Mystery & ThrillerSetting: London, EnglandTriggers: NahIn a nutshell, this book is about the awkward, introverted twin sister versus the beloved and outgoing twin sister. There's more inner monologue than actual dialogue and plenty of flashback scenes generously mixed into the text.The narrator in this story was obsessed with her twin. How so? (view spoiler)[Callie drank Tilda's diluted urine, ate pieces of her hair, and ate pieces of pape...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    2017-12-12
    We were lost in the weedy, mudding, murky coulee reading this with some of our Traveling Sisters and we ended up splitting into different coulees.White Bodies is a chilling, creepy and unsettling psychological suspense thriller that explores the dark side of love and obsession that binds twin sisters together. Jane Robins does a good job bringing on a very shocking unsettling twist that stunned us and we all became a little uncomfortable in the w...
  • Nazanin
    2017-11-07
    4.25 StarsCallie and Tilda are twins. Tilda is an actress and Callie works in a bookshop. Callie was always the observant child. So when Tilda introduced her boyfriend, Felix, to Callie she noticed everything; that how Felix is in charge of everything, how Tilda was insecure around him, how Tilda became so thin, how she was inactive in her career anymore and how Tilda’s body became bruised…!! So she started to search in internet and found a s...
  • Tooter
    2017-09-21
    5 Stars. I did not guess that ending.
  • Erin Clemence
    2017-09-17
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review. “White Bodies” is the first fiction novel from author Jane Robins. In “Bodies”, Tilda, a has-been actress, meets and falls in love with Felix, an American financier. Tilda’s twin sister, Callie, is as quiet and reserved as Tilda is outspoken and loud. It is Callie who notices the marks on her sister’s arms, how her sis...
  • Jan
    2017-09-26
    I didn't know where this one was going, so kudos to the author for keeping me off track.This is a dark, character-driven thriller that delves into the relationship between twins sisters Callie and Tilda. Told from Callie's POV, she is brutally honest about her obsession with all things Tilda. As in most twin stories, Tilda is the shining star: beautiful, charismatic, the center of attention. Callie is always in the background, just happy to be a ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-01-06
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/3.5 StarsDespite having to wait months in order to obtain a copy and receiving frequent messages from my book bestie such as . . . . Amazingly, I was unspoiled on White Bodies before beginning. All I knew was that this was a story about adult twin sisters Tilda and Callie – one of which had some bizarre methods when it came to making sure the two would be as close as possible. Those ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    2017-09-07
    ⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up to 4 🌟 for GoodreadsMy reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________Dark and twisted, and often disturbing, White Bodies is something different that's for sure. I literally don't know what to think about this book. It's very obvious to me that Jane Robins is a very talented writer, but man this...
  • Krystin Rachel
    2018-02-13
    If you’ve ever wanted to eat your sister’s hair, this book is for you.Or if you just like reading twisty novels about obsession, with a dose of weirdness, then definitely try this. I will in no way assume it’s because you also eat your sister’s hair.This novel has a decidedly bleak and gloomy, unsettled atmosphere hanging over it, with a noir quality that is subtle, but evident. Combine that with twins and the “murder exchange” trope ...
  • LaDonna
    2017-09-24
    It looks like I am on an island all alone... Or, if there are others here, we have not found each other yet. Reading White Bodies was a little short of pure torture. I said early on that it reminded me of a movie on the Lifetime Movie Network. Now, that I have finished it, I feel bad for insulting Lifetime. The plot; the characters; the overall story just did not live up to the respective potential that each possessed. I had to pat myself on t...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    2017-08-04
    Read my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/8... WOW I loved this book. Drama, tension, shock value, and utterly engrossing pacing. This book is pretty darn crazy - as far as psychological thrillers go, it had some seriously twisted scenes. Totally surpassed my expectations!!
  • Jennifer
    2018-01-05
    White Bodies is a standalone psychological thriller that holds some pretty strong but disjointed elements (in my opinion). I liked the brief similarities to Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, but the odd and strangely disturbing twin relationship was probably my favorite part. It was just so... strange. The mystery portion of this book was predictable for me personally, but it might very well be jaw-dropping for some so keep your fingers crossed. ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-09-13
    A definite 5 wonderfully twisted and creepy stars.Memorable characters and a highly creepy feel to this. Admittedly the resolution was no surprise but that did not detract from the fact that this is beautifully written, explores mostly the relationship between 2 sisters who are both, frankly, all the weird and whether you want to call it a psychological thriller or not it is, for sure, an incredibly riveting character study.It is indeed deeply di...