White Bodies

White Bodies

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"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 domineering love. She has looked on silently as Tilda stopped working, nearly stopped eating, and turned into a neat freak, with mugs wrapped in Saran Wrap and suspicious syringes hidden in the bathroom trash. She knows about Felix's uncontrollable rages, and has seen the bruises on the white skin of her sister's arms. Worried about the psychological hold that Felix seems to have over Tilda, Callie joins an Internet support group for victims of abuse and their friends. However, things spiral out of control and she starts to doubt her own judgment when one of her new acquaintances is killed by an abusive man. And then suddenly Felix dies--or was he murdered?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017.
ISBN: 9781501165085
Branch Call Number: FIC Robin
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 24 cm.

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abcDena
Mar 06, 2018

The ending certainly isn't my favourite, but I'm notoriously hard on endings.

White Bodies isn't a fast-paced thriller in terms of plot, but is a quick character-led suspense novel voiced by one of modern literature's most insipid protagonist's. Many reviewers express their distaste for the narrator, Callie, I found her to be extremely interesting. Especially in the first half of the novel when her creepy, weird idiosyncrasies were revealed. It reminded me a bit of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, if only for her disturbed title character, Eileen, who like Callie has strange habits.

I can confidently recommend this for die hard mystery/thriller/suspense fans. It's a good book with an ending that I, abcDena, did not enjoy. That knocks a whole star off, so consider this a solid three-and-a-half-star read.

rb3221 Jan 20, 2018

A psychological thriller with the twisted sisters Tilda and Callie, who wants to save her sister from a supposedly manipulative control freak of a husband. But something isn't right with Tilda or is Callie the weird one? Flashbacks to the sisters' childhoods gives the reader insights into their characters and possibly into what is about to happen.
My first psychological thriller and I enjoyed it,especially the dramatic ending.

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