Second Life

How well can you really know another person? And how far would you go to find out the truth about him or her? S.J. Watson’s ( successor to his super-selling debut novel Before I Go To Sleep (2011) turns on a girl who is gone. A young woman called Kate Plummer has been murdered in Paris in what French cops consider a mugging gone wrong, but, at the start of a 432-page novel, clearly won’t have been. And soon, the victim’s older sister and the novel’s narrator, Julia Plummer, is told by Kate’s flatmate, Anna, that the dead woman was in the habit of having sex – first virtual, then physical – with men she met online. Set in Paris and London, Second Life is about the double lives people lead, and the dark places in which they can end up. Tense and unrelenting, there are a handful of suspenseful pychological thrills in this fiction. Be careful, now. You can’t believe everything you read online. (Including this!?). Stick to your first life. Enquire at your local library or available at


432 pages in Doubleday

First published 12 February 2015

ISBN 978-0857520197


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S.J. Watson

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