I received a NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Although the NetGalley email I received for this book made it sound really great, once I actually picked it up, it wasn’t quite what it had been advertised as, and I was less impressed than I thought I would be, sadly.
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 façade, 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?
White Bodies was an interesting concept, with a great vibe running through it. Twins Tilda and Callie both have serious issues and this darkly serious book has a lot of twists and turns. With Callie getting sucked into a website that may be more than it seems, and Tilda seeming to fall deeper and deeper into the clutches of her sinister and controlling husband, the tension in the book built up deliciously towards the climax of Felix’s death.
However, after that, it all seemed to go a bit flat, and I felt like a lot of the tension was lost. While Callie was certainly mixed up in something more than she had bargained for, the book’s latter half lost the eerie, creepy feeling that had been building up in the beginning, and I was left plodding through the ending, unsurprised and unimpressed by the final reveals. Some great moments in this book, but ultimately, I don’t think it will stick in my mind.