Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review: Second Life by SJ Watson

Second Life
by SJ Watson

Publisher: Harper
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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 . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  This isn't your typical woman enters an affair and everything goes awry - this one is different.  Julia loses her sister in a murder and ends up in a sticky situation "trying" to find the killer and justice.

This will be a hard review to write without giving away too much.  So first, let me say that this is my first SJ Watson read and as this story was unfolding through Julia's viewpoint, I had no idea SJ was a male and I didn't find out til 3/4 in and I am amazed.  I don't mean to do it, but I don't read a ton of male authors and beyond that I don't read a ton of male authors who use females as their main narrators - and SJ did the women right. 

Second without spoiling the story - the ending!  This story twists and turns and ups and downs and ends very abruptly.  I had to triple check that there weren't more pages, but I loved it!  I liked the cliffhanger and the ability to make my own decision as to where Julia may have gone and what decision she made - I felt powerful as the reader.

If you don't read books where women go out of the marriage - don't preconceive notions - read this one.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I do like an open ended story where I can imagine an appropriate ending for myself.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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