The author of the bestselling Before I Go To Sleep has a new psychological thriller called Second Life. 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 .
Julia has a great life married to a doctor with a teenage son, her life crumbles when her little sister, Kate, is murdered in Paris. The police aren’t looking into it as aggressively as Julia would like, and she decides to take matters into her own hands. After meeting with Kate’s roommate, Anna, she learns that Kate used online dating and hookup sites. Julia decides to create her own account to see if she can meet someone who might know about what happened to her sister.
I found Julia difficult to relate to, because she went against her own gut feelings all the time. She would tell her self something and then act totally contrary. In the end, the book was super intense I knew I couldn’t sleep until I finished the last 90 pages in one sitting. It was gripping and terrifying, but the ending was disappointing. It needed an epilogue or one more chapter to clear up the details. I feel like there was a very slow build up to a disappointing cliff hanger.
Overall? Lots of sex, language, and debauchery. The story was intense and very interesting, but be prepared.
[su_box title=”Second Life” box_color=”#c1e1e4″]Author: S.J. Watson ISBN: 0062060589 Publisher: Harper (June 9, 2015)[/su_box]