The Body Lies (Hardback)
  • The Body Lies (Hardback)
zoom

The Body Lies (Hardback)

(author)
9 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

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
ISBN: 9780857526434
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

You may also be interested in...

Next in Line
Added to basket
£22.00   £18.99
Hardback
A Fatal Crossing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Slow Fire Burning
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
If We Were Villains
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set
Added to basket
£50.00   £44.99
Mixed media product
No Plan B
Added to basket
£22.00   £15.99
Hardback
A Flicker in the Dark
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Better Off Dead
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Apples Never Fall
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Act of Oblivion
Added to basket
£22.00   £18.99
Hardback
The Lighthouse Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Breathless
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
No Plan B
Added to basket
£22.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Twyford Code
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Never
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Dark Remains
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“A perfect thriller....”

This is definitely a diversion from Jo Baker’s previous historical novels.

She has created a chilling story based on a creative writing teacher who becomes the obsession of one of her students. The story itself is... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
Helpful? Upvote 65

“Absolutely loved it!”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy and the opportunity to meet Jo Baker in London last month.
I have never read Jo's books before so I didn't really know what to expect but this book was... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 28

“Could Have Been More.”

This is the story of a young writer, who after being assaulted in london, moves to a new job in a University in the remote countryside. Her nightmare begins when she realises that one of her students writings are... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 26

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.