The Body Lies by Jo Baker (ebook, courtesy of Transworld and Random Things Tours)
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 despite the distractions of a new life and 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 group.
When a troubled student 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?
On What Cathy Read Next last week
Monday – I published my review of a historical novel based on a true story, Fled by Meg Keneally.
Tuesday – This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic didn’t appeal so instead I revisited a previous topic and shared a progress update on my Spring 2019 TBR.
Wednesday – WWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.
Thursday – My Throwback Thursday post was my review of The Magpie Tree by Katherine Stansfield, inspired by the news that the next book in the series, The Mermaid’s Call, will be published by Allison & Busby in a few months’ time.
Friday – I published my review of The Playground Murders by Lesley Thomson as part of the blog tour. I also shared my prediction of the book I think might win The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2019. I’m pleased (and not a little bit surprised) to say I got it right. The Long Take by Robin Robertson was announced as the winner on Saturday afternoon (15th June) at The Borders Book Festival.
As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.
On What Cathy Read Next this week
- Blog Tour/Book Review: Monopoli Blues by Tim Clark & Nick Cook
- Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases in the Second Half of 2019
- Book Review: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Audiobook Review: The Long Take by Robin Robertson
- Blog Tour/Book Review: The Serpent’s Mark by S. W. Perry
- Blog Tour/Book Review: Birdie & Jude by Phyllis H. Moore
- Book Review: The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey