The Body Lies

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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

JO BAKER was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of the bestselling novel Longbourn, as well as A Country Road, A Tree; The Undertow; The Telling; The Mermaid's Child; and Offcomer. She lives in Lancaster, England.


"Gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

"Ingenious and electrifying.... A gripping psychological thriller." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Baker is a writer who can make it all work.... The pleasure of reading this novel is seeing writerly ambition fulfilled." --The Guardian

"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, author of He Said/She Said

"With high-stakes storytelling and riveting suspense, this story goes beyond just a simple mystery as it addresses some of our own major societal problems." --Today

"Truly masterful." --BookReporter

"All too plausible, Baker's powerful tale is at times heart-rending to read--and impossible to put down." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Beautiful words wrapped around brutal truths--The Body Lies is a novel for now.... It's an outstanding story." --Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

"With an unflinching eye, Baker deftly explores the pressure, judgment, and dangers women are subjected to on a daily basis simply because they are female. Her brilliant novel is a scathing indictment of the many ways society excoriates women while excusing violent men. A must read." --Booklist (starred review)

"Baker boldly and refreshingly insists on changing the narrative surrounding sexual assault. The Body Lies isn't another story of a silent, naked, dead girl.... Indeed, this novel is the story of a survivor, not a victim." --BookPage

"A literary exploration of consent, entitlement and how narratives can be bent, misappropriated and wrested back. I loved it." --Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of The Anatomy of a Scandal