Reviews

  • "Build-up of tension is EXCELLENT"

    Daily Mail
  • "Packs a powerful punch on every page"

    Red Magazine
  • "Gripping ... with lots to say about sexual politics"

    Good Housekeeping
  • "This superior thriller looks at how novels represent violence through the story of a creative writing teacher who finds herself trapped between the borders of life and fiction after recognising herself in a story written by one of her students"

    METRO
  • "Powerful read"

    Prima Magazine
  • "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?
  • "This page-turning thrilller has a sympathetic and utterly believable heroine, but it's also an examination of how women's bodies are treated, in life and in fiction."

    The Bookseller
  • "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
  • "A shrewdly layered thriller that unflinchingly tackles the quagmire of pressure, judgement and ever-present danger women navigate in their daily lives"

    Herald Scotland
  • "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, bestselling author of HE SAID/SHE SAID