Second Life
S J Watson

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Narrated By: Imogen Church

Duration: 14 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep . . .

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

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

She knows what she's doing. She's out of control.

She's innocent. She's guilty as sin.

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


Crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life

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A Fatal Attraction for the digital age, but with a crucial twist . . . Watson is a master at turning the screw.

Evening Standard

A gripping read - deftly plotted, with convincing characters and an unsettling premise that builds to a truly disturbing conclusion. Second Life is ample proof that Watson is no mere one-hit wonder.


A gripping, contemporary thriller, this is the sort of thing you'll plough through in a hurried weekend of page turning.

ShortList Magazine

A fierce, captivating portrait. Julia's disintegration is heartbreaking and underlines what a formidable presence Watson has as a writer: a star is confirmed.

Daily Mail

Simultaneously believable and terrifying...An edgy, disturbing read.