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Final Cut by SJ Watson
About The Author
The story follows a young ambitious documentary film maker whose first film was lauded and her second less so, and who is struggling with her third film. She hits on the idea of making a film about life in a small, northern village and is persuaded, against her better judgement and for reasons unknown, to film in Blackwood Bay. Once there she discovers a town shrouded in mystery and full of secrets, that threaten to engulf and ultimately destroy her. She has to dig deep to save herself, as well as the lives of others.
In researching the book, I was drawn to the idea of the way we document our lives now, on Instagram and Twitter etc., and the downsides of that, as well as the darkness that can hide in plain sight and the abuses that people can visit on their fellow humans. The sad fact is I had to tone down some of the horrific atrocities I read about, or else the book would’ve been too dark, even for me.
When you work in the field of press, you can expect anything, but what you’ll never expect is to have a deep connection with the case you are investigating without your knowledge…
Alex, a documentary filmmaker, is preparing her next project on Blackwood Bay, where some local girls have disappeared in the last years, but it seems that no one wants to talk about it and she is finding more closed doors than any other project she ever worked. But this will not be everything, it seems that Alex has a connection with Blackwood Bay, she start having flashbacks she doesn’t understand but seem connected to the case.
This is a slow paced story, full of impossible questions and self-discovery; because there’s a mystery on this book, but the real mystery is Alex story. She is on Blackwood Bay for work, she doesn’t know anything from there but her memory is tricking her and as you can imagine the hunting atmosphere on the village will not help. You can feel the darkness in every corner and distrust anyone who wants to talk…
I enjoyed this read, it’s doesn’t have a surprising twist or a big surprise, but the story catches the reader, the need to know more about Alex and the truth about the case. As you read the story there are so many questions popping in your mind that the only way to have the answers will be ending the story.
If you are looking for a psychological thriller with a hunting story and a very interesting main character, this is your read, believe me.
About The Author
S. J. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, became a phenomenal international success and has now sold over 6,000,000 copies world-wide. 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. S. J. Watson’s second novel,
Second Life, a psychological thriller, was published to acclaim in 2015.
S. J. Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.