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by Harper, 21 June 2016. ISBN 978-0-0620-6059-4 (PB)
From the publisher:When Julia learns that her sister has been violently murdered, she wants
to know why.But her quest quickly
evolves into an alluring exploration of her own darkest sensual desires.As she becomes entangled with a dangerous
stranger online, she’s losing herself . . .
control . . . perhaps losing everything.This search for answers will jeopardize her marriage, her family and her
the process of trying to find the answers as to the identity of her beloved
sister’s murderer, Julia starts to inhabit the “second life” of the title, one
conducted virtually, rather than the rather more mundane one most of us
inhabit, when she reaches out through an online site that she discovers her
sister had used.Initially it was only
“an opportunity to find out what happened to my sister,” but it becomes much
more than that, something much more dangerous.At one point, she asks herself “Do secrets always come out in the
end?”The secrets she herself has to
keep come close to destroying everything she holds dear:Julia is married to a very successful
surgeon, and has a now-almost-fourteen-year-old son [the child of her unmarried
sister whom she had adopted when he was just a baby, her sister unable to deal
with motherhood], both of whom she loves very much.
novel was a departure for this reviewer, containing as it does a fairly large
amount of sex and profanity, and some violence as well. Nonetheless, I found
myself caught up in the tale, and the pages turned very quickly to the
unexpected denouement.Proving once
again that one can’t judge a book by its cover, or its unexpected paths.
S. J. Watson's
first novel, Before I Go To Sleep,
became a phenomenal international success. A bestseller around the world, it
won the Crime Writers' Association Award for Best Debut Novel and the Galaxy
National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman,
Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in
September 2014 and is now available on DVD.
S. J. Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.