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The Body Lies

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
A dark, thrilling new novel from the best-selling author of Longbourn: a work of riveting psychological 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.

When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and the scene of a violent assault she is desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of her new life and the demands of 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 class. When a troubled student starts turning in chapters that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognizes 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 cat-and-mouse game and a layered interrogation of the fetishization of the female body, The Body Lies gives us an essential story for our time that will have you checking the locks on your doors.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"Gripping and strange in the best possible way: the perfect marriage of risky literary fiction and full-on thriller." - Maria Semple


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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Body Lies: A novel
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-525-65611-1 / 978-0-525-65611-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Body Lies: 'A propulsive #Metoo thriller' GUARDIAN
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-85752-643-X / 978-0-85752-643-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Body Lies: 'A propulsive #Metoo thriller' GUARDIAN
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 1-78416-452-6 / 978-1-78416-452-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Body Lies: A novel
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-525-56605-8 / 978-0-525-56605-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Body Lies: 'A propulsive #Metoo thriller' GUARDIAN
Author(s): Jo Baker
ISBN: 0-85752-644-8 / 978-0-85752-644-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Body Lies
Author(s): Jo Baker, Imogen Church
ISBN: 1-4450-8520-8 / 978-1-4450-8520-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Body Lies
Author(s): Jo Baker, Imogen Church
ISBN: 1-4450-8521-6 / 978-1-4450-8521-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Body Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Body Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Body Lies
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Body Lies
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Body Lies
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Body Lies: A novel
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Body Lies: 'A propulsive #Metoo thriller' GUARDIAN
Author(s): Jo Baker
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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