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A gripping new psychological thriller from S. J. Watson
Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.
It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. 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?
REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS
Guardian: The best recent thrillers – review roundup
‘As far as psychological thrillers go, you can’t get much more psychological, or more thrilling.’
‘Has an impossible-to-put-down quality…Before I Go to Sleep is a psychological thriller of intricacy and mind-bending qualities.’
‘The summer’s single most suspenseful plot belongs to Before I Go To Sleep…pure page-turner.’
‘Second Life is, quite simply, a preposterously enjoyable adventure, one that demands to be devoured in one sitting.’
‘Watson gradually turns up the heat while carefully teasing out wicked secrets that the town would rather keep buried… The darkness runs deep in this skilfully plotted chiller.’
‘An intriguing novel that steadily draws you in…an enjoyable mystery.’
‘Watson skilfully combines the usual crime novel tropes of dual timelines, a potentially unreliable female narrator, cold cases and the current fascination with true crime documentaries to produce an intriguing novel’
’This dark mystery shows the way innocence can be corrupted when everyone speaks in riddles and even the innocent have something to hide. You won’t want to put it down until all is revealed’
‘Watson adroitly [brings] the strands of his story together to create a disturbing journey to a shocking truth.’