• "A propulsive #MeToo thriller investi­gating consent and male entitlement as well as the borders between truth and fiction."

  • "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"

  • "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