The Body Lies (Hardback)Jo Baker (author)
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A lithe, intelligent thriller that crackles with psychological suspense and emotional intensity, The Body Lies is also a nuanced exploration of sexual politics and misogyny in the workplace. Deftly paced and smartly structured, Baker’s nimble page-turner is deliciously sinister and compelling.
When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But when one of her students starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book - and he has written her a horrific fate.
Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late? At once a breathless battle-of-wits and a disarming exploration of sexual politics, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
'Baker adroitly mashes up psychological thriller and satrical campus novel.' - The Sunday Times
'Jo Baker's The Body Lies is gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller.' - Maria Semple
'Powerful and moving, I read The Body Lies in one sitting. As a thriller, it grips and shocks: as a portrayal of the way women move through the world, and the way men see them, it has never been more timely. Absolutely stunning.' - Erin Kelly
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