I am super excited to share my review with you today on Blog Tour for Final Cut by S J Watson. Which is out now.
S J Watson writes:
In writing Final Cut I wanted to move away slightly from the entirely domestic, urban and claustrophobic feel of Before I Go To Sleep and open the story world a little. I’m returning to my preoccupations of
memory, narrative and identity, though bringing a fresh spin and new maturity to them.
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.
First of all I have to say that Before I go to Sleep is one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read. So you can imagine how excited I was to read Final Cut.
SJ Watson doesn’t disappoint with this absolutely awesome read either….wow just wow. I bloody loved it!
Drawing you in from the start we follow a story alternating between two different time times. The past and present. Has we try and piece the mystery together of what happened in Blackwood Bay.
Each chapter leaves asking questions and wanting more. It is full of suspense that kept me hooked from start to finish. Making it a very addictive read.
Final Cut is an atmosphere read that gives the reader something different. You will know what I mean when you read it. I loved everything about it making to feel right there in the story. It is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.
S J Waton has totally nailed it. I can’t recommend this book enough. Giving it all the stars.
Massive thank you to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part on this epic tour.