Second Life by S J Watson REVIEW

Second Life by [Watson, S J]: Second Life by S J Watson
Published by Black Swan
Published 28 July 3016
464 pages
Library book

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She loves her husband. She’s obsessed by a stranger.

She’s a devoted mother. She’s prepared to lose everything.

She’s innocent. She’s guilty as sin.

She’s living two lives. She might lose both . . .


I climb the stairs but the door is closed. I hesitate outside it. Now I’m here, I don’t want to go in. I want to turn around, go home. Try again later.


I had high hopes for Second Life after the brilliance of Before I Go To Sleep. The book did not disappoint. Second Life seemed simple at first: a married woman has an affair while looking into her sister’s murder. She’s torn between her safe, reliable husband and a dangerous stranger she live out her fantasies with. Things are much darker than they originally appear and there is a lot more going on. I loved the pace of the book, how all the twists and turns suck you in. I gradually came to realise all the story threads and twists have been misrepresentation and what’s really going on is the opposite of what you think it is. I loved the ending of Second Life. The final pages are packed with shocks and surprises I never saw coming. Second Life is great, a worthy successor to Before I Go To Sleep and highly recommended.




One Comment Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    Sounds great! I managed to miss this book earlier this year, must try to fit it in.

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