A gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the international bestseller Before I Go to Sleep.
How well can you really know another person? And how far would you go to find out the truth about them?
When Julia learns that her sister has been violently killed, she knows she must get to the bottom of things. Even if it means jeopardising her relationship with her husband and risking the safety of her son. Getting involved with a stranger online. Losing control.
Perhaps losing everything.
Set in Paris and London, Second Life is about the double lives people lead - and the dark places they can end up in. Tense and unrelenting, it is another brilliant novel from S. J. Watson.
S. J. Watson's debut novel, Before I Go To Sleep, has sold over four million copies and has been published in over 40 languages around the world. It has won several awards, including the UK's Crime Novel of the Year (2011) and the Prix du Polar Prize for Best Crime Novel in France. It was recently adapted into a major movie starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. S. J. Watson lives in London.
‘A gripping read – deftly plotted, with convincing characters and an unsettling premise that builds to a truly disturbing conclusion. Second Life is ample proof that Watson is no mere one-hit wonder.’ Independent
‘Watson has hit on something sinister and true with Second Life.’ Evening Standard
‘[Julia’s] disintegration is heartbreaking and underlies what a formidable presence Watson has as writer: a star is confirmed.’ Daily Mail
‘A gripping, contemporary thriller, this is the sort of thing you’ll plough through in a hurried weekend of page turning.’ Shortlist
‘Second Life doesn’t disappoint…You’ll be on the edge of your seat all the way through this thriller until its explosive ending.’ Sun
‘A compelling, claustrophobic slice of domestic noir.’ Spectator
‘Suspenseful…a tense and creepy tale.’ Heat
‘Another white-knuckle ride of a thriller…A masterclass in suspense.’ Good Housekeeping
‘Simultaneously believable and terrifying…an edgy, disturbing read.’ Observer
‘Second Life is, quite simply, a preposterously enjoyable adventure, one that demands to be devoured in one sitting.’ Weekend Australian
‘Watson skilfully builds tension and deception.‘ Herald Sun
‘A duck-and-dive page turner.’ Marie Claire