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 ...more
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 mill (twins, again?) mystery, suspense whatever. But ...more
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 relationship between twin sisters, Callie and Tilda.
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 seems polite and interested in Callie. He also appears ...more
Callie and Tilda are twin sisters, yet couldn’t be more different. Where one shines the other is hidden. Tilda has a new boyfriend Felix. She hopes Callie will like him and app ...more
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 attributes. Although ‘Callie’ is the ‘most’ stando ...more
Compulsively creepy and captivating! This novel sent some shivers down my spine and I loved it!
Is it weird and quirky? Yes
Is it fascinating? Yes
Is it twisted? Yes
Twins 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 and Callie can’t help but protect her twin sister from his ...more
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 self-centered actress, who has smooth, translucent skin a ...more
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 place you may think sounds familiar, but in fact en...more
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?
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 weird? It gets even weirder when Tilda forgets to ...more
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 being abused by Felix, putting her career in jeopardy, ...more
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 tension as it subtly unravels the relationships, his ...more
Setting: London, England
In 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 paper from her diary.
Callie felt distant from her ...more
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 sister growing up. But was she mean or was she cr ...more
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 weedy muddy puddles of the coulee and wondering if ...more
Callie 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 site about controlling men and met two other people, on ...more
“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 sister’s once commandeering personality has dwindled into someone ...more
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 part of her world.
But something isn't right with T ...more
Despite 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 things made me think . . . .
And that I definitel ...more
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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 book is WEIRD. The eating obsession, the weird twin/sisterly ...more
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 the back for even finishing the book. Do you under ...more
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!!
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 and you’ve got yourself something tha ...more
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