White Bodies: An Addictive Psychological Thriller (Hardcover)

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A superior variation on a seemingly prevalent theme: examining the nuances of twins. Tilda and Callie are not identical, they get along and love each other, and they were raised by a devoted mother who treated them equally. Instead of the familiar premise of switching places, secret resentments and weird favoritism, Robins initiates agendas such as spousal abuse, addiction to and endangerments of the internet (unclear) and the ageless question of greed versus love. Tilda, a promising young actress, has suddenly halted her career after falling madly in love with Felix, a very domineering and wealthy investor. Callie, an unpretentious but content bookseller, notices bruises and a sudden change in her sister’s demeanor. Callie makes the obvious assumption and takes to the internet for advice. Things swirl out of control as Felix and an internet “friend” are found dead, and Callie finds herself engulfed in very unfamiliar and horrifying territory. Robins is an accomplished writer who is new to this genre and has triumphed.

— From Bunny's Books

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A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING "GREAT READ"

"A deliciously creepy psychological thriller." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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 twin 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 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?

A page-turning work of suspense that announces a stunning new voice in fiction, White Bodies will change the way you think about obsession, love, and the violence we inflict on one another--and ourselves.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501165085
ISBN-10: 1501165089
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English