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The Body Lies by Jo Baker
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
About The Author
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 when one of her students starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises 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 battle-of-wits and a disarming exploration of sexual politics, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.
This has been a very different read from the ones I am used to; the theme and the way the story is told is totally different and original, you’ll have to start reading!
The story begins when our main protagonist is being assaulted when she is pregnant and how she continues her life after it. She doesn’t feel safe and decides to move with her little one to a more “safe” place, and she starts working at the university. That’s when everything will start to change; the tense moments in the writing class will start affecting our main character’s life and taking this story to another level.
It was really original that while the reader is immersed on the story, we will have the pleasure to read all the short stories of the writing class, with all the surprises included.
This is a book to read with an open mind, some situations are difficult to read but at the same time it makes you think the way women are treated. The story is told in first person, making the reader to feel whatever the main character is feeling and I can assure you that is not always pleasure; she feels that her life is what the others want without any chance to stop it or change it. Like the attack, she couldn’t say no; simply waiting for it to end.
The Body Lies offers a really interesting perspective on how women is represented in life; special and twisted it will possibly make you think to make some changes in your life. Ready?
About The Author
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.