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White Bodies by Jane Robins #BookReview #travelingsistersread

White BodiesWhite Bodies by Jane Robins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We were lost in the weedy, mudding, murky coulee reading this with some of our Traveling Sisters and we ended up splitting into different coulees.

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 we should find a more comfortable spot or leave the coulee altogether.  We all decided to settle in and see where this story goes.

Jane Robins does a great job creating two different and unreliable sisters here that left us wondering who was the unreliable one and who was the one to trust.  Jane Robins throws a clever little twist in there that threw some of us off and left us shocked with the ending.

This is one unforgettable story with some disturbing revelations that we soon won’t forget even though the sisters splitting from the murky coulee just wanted to go onto the next coulee.  We highly recommend giving this one a try and finding out what that shocking, unsettling revelation is for yourself.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Canada and Jane Robins for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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Kaceey’s Review

There’s been much buzz surrounding this book and its high level of creepiness. So I went in with a little trepidation. And yes, it does start out very disturbing, but soon settles in to a good old fashioned, twisty thriller.  So enter with caution, but if you enjoy creepy thrillers, chances are you’ll really like this one!!

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 approve. But when Callie finally meets him, something is off. Way off! Is it his behavior? Tilda’s behavior? Just what’s going on in this relationship? Callie is driven to get to the bottom of this! Now she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of deception and mystery.

Strangers on a train….

This book provided everything I look for in a twisty, psychological thriller. I was surprised by the ending…but not totally shocked. However, there were some very clever turns along the way. I was so anxious to get my hands on this book, and wasn’t disappointed! If you can move past the startling creepiness in the beginning then you will be treated to a cleverly plotted thriller.

A delightful hair-raising (Lol!!) Traveling Sister read!

Thank you to NetGalley, Touchstone and Jane Robins for an ARC to review in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Anatomy of a ScandalAnatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap.

Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent legal thriller that explores a scandal amongst the privileged and the women involved. For most of us, we struggled with this one grabbing our attention from the start and had to fight the urge to crawl into a nice grassy spot and have a nap. As we started to doze off Sarah Vaughan caught our attention with a very clever twist however the legal procedure weighed the story down for us and we gave in and drifted off in our grassy spot.

For most of us, we needed a faster more action-packed thriller to keep our attention and to keep us engaged enough to really appreciate this story. We recommend to readers who like legal thrillers.

Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Sarah Vaughan for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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Lindsay’s Review

This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees.

I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found the pacing slow, the characters unlikeable and the content jumped all over the place. I had a hard time staying focused and felt that there were several parts of the book that could have been omitted while not taking away from the story (in fact, it may add to it).

Perhaps it was just a timing thing after finishing a few really great reads, but this one just didn’t work for me. There are many glowing reviews out there so I strongly suggest reading those before making a decision on this book.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Sarah Vaughan for providing a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review!