Second Life by S. J. Watson

Second Life

S. J. Watson

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense slow-paced

416 pages | first published 2015

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep, a sensational new psychological thriller about a woman with a secret identity that threatens to destroy her.How well can you really know another person? How far would you go to fi...
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dark 84%
mysterious 61%
tense 53%
emotional 23%
adventurous 15%
challenging 15%
sad 7%


slow 42%
medium 35%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 70% | Plot: 20% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

No: 54% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

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