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White Bodies by Jane Robins

White Bodies by Jane Robins                         

This chilling psychological suspense novel from Jane Robins explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. It is excellent debut novel.  The plot revolves around two main characters: Tilda and Callie.  Twin sisters who couldn’t be more different.   Tilda and Callie narrate the story from their own objective viewpoints providing back ground to their childhood and motivations to the present time; each time you think you have guessed what will happen – it doesn’t.  The story is completely unpredictable. A great plot with lots of twists and turns.  This gives the reader perspective to both their personalities and we learn about their characters.
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The Ice by Laline Paull

The Publisher said:    

THE ICE is an electrifying story of friendship, power and betrayal by the bestselling, Baileys-prize shortlisted author of The Bees.

It’s the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body.

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

What the publisher said:  

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living–and it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

What my friend Emily said:

This book caught me completely unawares. It takes a serious, traumatic issue and weaves it into a warm, funny and, yes, sometimes sad tale. And what a joy it is. I think I like this book so much because it is actually really sad, but never manipulative

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