Announcing Second Life, the new novel from SJ Watson

We’re thrilled to be able to share with you some very exciting book news from one of our favourite authors.

Transworld Publishers are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of S. J. Watson’s new novel, Second Life, which will be published in Doubleday hardback in February 2015.

Larry Finlay, Transworld Publishers M.D., says: “Steve has delivered a roller-coaster of a read. Second Life is a multi-layered, psychological thriller where no one is quite what they seem. I tore through the pages as he ramps up the tension again and again, taking the reader into dark and unexpected places. It’s a tremendous accomplishment – exciting, dramatic and unyielding. And there’s even more wonderful news… I couldn’t be happier to confirm that we have also just acquired two new novels from Steve, scheduled for publication in 2017 and 2019.”

S. J. Watson says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be publishing my new novel with Larry Finlay and Transworld, who have done such an outstanding job with Before I Go to Sleep. What makes it even more exciting is that this new deal has cemented our relationship. I’m now looking forward to publishing many more books with Transworld’s wonderful team.”


S. J. Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep was the bestselling hardback début novel of 2011 and has since sold well over 1 million copies in paperback and ebook formats in the UK. Published in over 40 territories, it has become a bestselling phenomenon right across the world.

The film of Before I Go To Sleep, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, will be released nationwide in the UK on September 5th.

To whet your appetite, click here to check out the gorgeous cover for Second Life!

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