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White Bodies by Jane Robins

Praise:

A psychologically sophisticated tale that centers on the bond between sisters. Callie fears that her sister, Tilda, has married a dangerous man – but her attempts to help reveal a shocking truth. Creep-tastic! (Good Housekeeping)

A suspenseful and twisty foray into the world of obsessive love that suspense junkies should not miss. (Library Journal)

[A]n utterly unputdownable story of the blurred line between obsession and love….From its disarming first pages to its shocking conclusion, WHITE BODIES is original and inventive – a breath of fresh air in a crowded genre, and a 2017 must-read. (Crime by the Book)

A dark tale of personal obsession and deceit, with many unexpected plot twists, disturbing revelations and an unpredictable conclusion….Robins shows remarkable talent in crafting a compelling, memorable psychological thriller. (Lansing State Journal)

A compelling psychological thriller that shines light on love and obsession and where they may lead. Robins is a writer to watch. (Booklist)

Review:

Darkly intricate tale, twin sisters in the narrative, one a bookseller, the other an actress, in a psychological mystery drama.
Like her roll in screen she is part of a murder web like that of Patricia Highsmith.
One sisters obsession with the other, and her constant need to analysis her sisters new boyfriend and suspicions of their relationship, but was it a real founded necessary suspicion?
Nice crisp writing that flows well, its no fast paced but the slow building momentum unraveling kind of styled mystery tale, a malevolence intertwined that has you expect the unexpected.

 

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 31 October 2017