Second Life

Second Life

eBook - 2015
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Julia's life is comfortable, if unremarkable, until her sister's brutal murder opens old wounds. She finds solace in her sister's best friend, Sophie, but when Sophie reveals the extent of her sister's online life, Julia becomes convinced that the truth about her death lies deep in the dark, sordid world of online chatrooms and internet sex.What begins as Julia's search for the truth about her sister quickly turns into an exploration of herself and her own desires. After all, the internet is her playground, and why be just one thing when you can be as many as you like? What could possibly go wrong? After all, it's only cybersex, isn't it? No one's going to get hurt.But then she meets the dark and mysterious Lukas in an online chat room, and things begin to get very dangerous indeed.
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9781443406352
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 19, 2017

Julia is a staid, middle-class, London mum. Then her younger sister is murdered. Searching for answers seems to unleash the old, wild, Julia, and suddenly her future and her life are in jeopardy.

Oct 02, 2015

Do not waste your time on this trashy novel. The protagonist is unlikeable and makes irritatingly stupid choices. There is no proper resolution at the end of the novel; it's like the author couldn't come up with an ending that he liked, so he just didn't bother to write an ending at all. The author's first book, "Before I Go to Sleep" is much better. Go read that one, instead.

dairyqueen Jul 04, 2015

Great holiday read!

Jun 30, 2015

SECOND LIFE has a dark and twisty plot involving addiction, obsession and the dangers of online sex chat rooms. While I still found it to be a page-turner, it was not of the calibre of Watson's debut novel, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. I had no empathy or liking for the main character, Julia, & the ending was disappointing.... still an okay thriller.

Jun 18, 2015

It was way too it in one sitting...highly recommend

Dec 28, 2014

Lacks the brilliant pacing of Watson's first, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, which unfortunately makes the first half a fairly pedestrian thriller. When the plot and the pace pick up, though, it's a worthy read, with the events made even more interesting by the reader's apathy for the main character, Julia. Watson is still very much an author to keep an eye on.

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