Author(s): S. J. Watson
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.
* Major press interview in Australia and New Zealand * Review coverage in all tabloid and broadsheet newspapers * Review coverage in monthly magazines such as Australian Women's Weekly, Marie Claire, MindFood, North & South, Metro * Radio interviews on Radio NZ and Radio National * Online coverage on the New Daily, Guardian, Hoopla, Bellaloopa and Girl With a Big Pen * Author will be a guest of Australian writers festivals in 2015 * Lightwall advertising in major airports * Giveaways and advertisements in current affairs publications such as The Monthly * Significant budget for bookseller catalogues * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * A2 Posters available to the trade * Online display advertising on websites such as Hoopla * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and FB competitions and targeted advertising on Facebook * Feature title in Text newsletters and website
'A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.' Lionel Shriver on Before I Go to Sleep 'Quite simply the best debut I've ever read.' Tess Gerritsen on Before I Go to Sleep 'An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.' Dennis Lehane on Before I Go to Sleep 'A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question - what do you have left when you lose yourself?' Val McDermid on Before I Go to Sleep 'It's hard to think of a recent debut novel as original and ambitious in its premise - or as successful in its execution - as S. J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep. I also can't think of any book I've read this year which so instantly hooks you with its opening...a complex, well-thought-out, literary psychological thriller.' New Zealand Herald
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.