STANDALONE SUNDAY:SECOND LIFE By SJ Watson

Posted December 4, 2016 by Renee / 17 Comments

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Standalone Sunday is a fun feature created by Megan at  Bookslayerreads where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend. There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… she thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And be sure to check out Megan’s very creative blog and leave a link in her Standalone Sunday comments section so she can add your blog to the list

My Standalone Pick is:

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Published June 9 2015 by Harper

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

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 …

 

 

This might be one of the only psychological thrillers I’ve given a 5 star rating to! While I oftentimes like them I don’t usually love them but this one I did as it was excellent. I thought the writing was great, the premise enticing and the plot moved right along at a fast pace, keeping me engaged and quickly turning the pages. And the ending…unlike so many on Goodreads I actually found it to be perfect for the story. This book hasn’t gotten a lot of love on Goodreads which is so surprising to me. I actually thought this book was much better than Before I Go To Sleep which wasn’t one of my favorites. If you like psychological thrillers, I think this is one you should definitely put on your TBR…maybe even at the very top!

 

17 responses to “STANDALONE SUNDAY:SECOND LIFE By SJ Watson

  1. This sounds like an interesting psychological thriller! I had not heard about it but I’ll definitely check it out. I did not read Before I Go to Sleep, I got lazy and watched the movie 🙂

  2. I’m afraid I was one of those who preferred Before I Went to Sleep to this, one which didn’t really spark that something special inside me. It just goes to show what suits one reader doesn’t another quite so much, I’m delighted you got so much enjoyment out of this one though – I’m keen to see what the author will come up with next,

  3. I thought Before I Go 2 Sleep was just okay so I may have to give this one a go…I noticed it didn’t have great ratings on GRs so I avoided it but I may have to give it a go now, thanks!

    • I have heard people who loved BIGTS didn’t love this one but I think you’d like the book overall but you may not be thrilled with the ending. The reader is left to kind of decipher for themselves the ultimate finale…I know I’m being vague but it’s hard not to give anything away. I just remember talking with friends and each of us saying what we “thought” ended up happening, but I felt it was an appropriate ending

  4. I still haven’t read Before I Go To Sleep! But I want to. I hadn’t heard of this book until now, but I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR. I love a good psychological thriller! Thanks for the rec!

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