S. J. Watson's first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, became a phenomenal international success. A bestseller around the world, it won the Crime Writers' Association Award for Best Debut Novel and the Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year.
The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in September 2014 and is now available on DVD.
S. J. Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.
S J Watson recommends
Under a Silent Moon (2013)
(DCI Louisa Smith, book 1)
"Intense, gripping . . . utterly unputdownable."
The Miniaturist (2014)
(Miniaturist, book 1)
"The Miniaturist is that rarest of things beautifully written, yet also a compelling page-turner. It's haunting, magical, and full of surprises, the kind of book that reminds you why you fell in love with reading."
Death and the Seaside (2016)
"A gem of a book. bewitching and beguiling. Moore's writing is beautiful and precise."
The Feed (2018)
Nick Clark Windo
"The Feed is a chilling, dystopian page-turner - I was hooked from the very beginning and haunted for days after finishing it."
Take Nothing With You (2018)
"A fascinating story, gripping, moving and exquisitely written, this is a wonderful gift of a book from one of the best writers working today."
Good Samaritans (2018)
(Detective Sergeant Pace, book 1)
"Totally addictive. Like Fight Club, only darker."
Red Corona (2020)
"A thoroughly engaging spy thriller that had me gripped from start to finish and left me desperate for more!"
The Lamplighters (2021)
"Beautifully written and evocative, this is a mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. It kept me gripped throughout, and I didn’t want it to end. Wonderful."
Tall Bones (2021)
"An intricate and compelling thriller, beautifully nuanced and wonderfully claustrophobic. Brilliant."
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