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Book Title: Second Life|
The author of the book: S.J. Watson
Date of issue: June 9th 2015
ISBN 13: 9780062060587
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 888 KB
Read full description of the books Second Life:I have slightly edited this review because as the days go by, something is bugging me more and more, and I need to reword it slightly.
The much anticipated second novel by S J Watson is here at last but did it live up to expectations? I have to say “no, not really”. This is the story of Julia who leads a respectable life with her respectable husband and their teenage son until the brutal murder of her sister Kate changes everything. When it seems as if the police aren’t doing quite enough to find Kate’s killer, Julia decides to take matters into her own hands. Whilst looking through her sister’s effects she comes across her Filofax which gives her login and password for a dating site. When Julia uses this information and logs on to see what she can discover, it is the start of a very slippery slope indeed as she gets more and more drawn into her sister’s world of online flirting and cybersex. Could she have been killed by someone she met online and is Julia putting herself and her family lifestyle into danger by trying to follow in Kate’s footsteps?
It is a very dark story of obsession and addiction, one which really shows the dangers of the online world, of not knowing who you are talking to, but one which didn’t quite tick all the boxes. The first half of the story was incredibly slow and long winded and it didn’t really pick up until the second half, which was much more pacey and far more gripping. Having said that, I did find Julia to be particularly stupid at times not only for getting herself into a situation which the only way to get out of, would mean tearing her family apart. There is a twist at the end, but the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that there is a whopping great plot hole which actually renders the latter half of the book and that twist totally nonsensical. Either that, or Julia is even more stupid than I originally though.
And as for the last page – well I have to say it sucked, I really hated the way the book ends, just horrible! Thanks to the publishers for the review copy.
Read information about the authorS J Watson was born in the UK, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years.
In 2011 Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was released to critical acclaim. It has now been published in over 40 languages, and has become an international bestseller, winning numerous awards.
The movie of Before I Go To Sleep, starrring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, is due for worldwide release in Autumn 2014. Second Life, Watson's second book, is out now, and has already been a top ten bestseller.
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