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S J Watson

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Narrated By: Billie Fulford-Brown, Mary Jane Wells, Matthew Waterson, Will M. Watt, Zehra Jane Naqvi

Duration: 9 hours and 53 minutes

What to expect

Brought to you by Penguin.

The phenomenal new thriller from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep.

Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.

It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town – and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary. But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay – or does it?

Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to an extraordinary secret.

Praise for S J Watson:

'An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page' Dennis Lehane

'Suspenseful on every page' Anita Shreve

'A taut and terrifying novel, with a grip of steel.' Woman & Home

'An unsettling, compulsive thriller...A truly gripping read.' Marie Claire


Modern and contemporary fiction, Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Psychological thriller, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Interior life, Narrative theme: Sense of place

Listen to a sample

Dark and twisty, and full of surprises and so smartly done.

Joanna Cannon

Creepy and packed with suspense and menace, it draws the reader into a community that has more than its fair share of skeletons to hide.

Daily Mail

S J Watson, pacing his story with mesmerising expertise, keeps you so invested in the fates of his characters

Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

Watson adroitly [brings] the strands of his story together to create a disturbing journey to a shocking truth

<i> The Observer <i>

S J Watson has done it again. Even more compelling than Before I Go To Sleep