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The Body Lies

The Body Lies

A dark, thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of LONGBOURN: a work of riveting suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world - or in the pages of a book - when the stakes are dangerously high.

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ISBN 9780857526434
Barcode 9780857526434
Published 13 June 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Baker, Jo
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ISBN-13 9780857526434
ISBN-10 085752643X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Baker, Jo
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 407g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 970970

Description of this Book

A dark, thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of LONGBOURN: a work of riveting suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world - or in the pages of a book - when the stakes are dangerously high. What if you realised the subject your student is studying is you? 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 despite the distractions of a new life and single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group. When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as a main character in his book - and he has written her a horrible fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late? At once a breathless cat-and-mouse game and a layered exploration of violence against women in art, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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, bestselling author of Where d'ya go, Bernadette? *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

JO BAKER is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling LONGBOURN and A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE. Her new novel, THE BODY LIES, is a thrilling contemporary novel that explores violence against women in fiction but is also a disarming story of sexual politics. Jo Baker lives with her family in Lancashire.

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