Transworld is to publish S J Watson’s new book next year, and has signed a further two novels from the author.
Second Life will be published by Doubleday in hardback in February 2015, with the other two books in the deal scheduled for publication in 2017 and 2019.
Larry Finlay, m.d. of Transworld Publishers, said: “Steve has delivered a roller-coaster of a read.
“Second Life is a multi-layered, psychological thriller where no one is quite what they seem.
“I tore through the pages as he ramps up the tension again and again, taking the reader into dark and unexpected places. It’s a tremendous accomplishment – exciting, dramatic and unyielding.”
Watson’s debut Before I Go To Sleep, which has sold over a million copies in paperback and e-book in the UK according to Transworld, has been adapted for a film starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, which will be released on 5th September.
Watson’s literary agent Clare Conville said: "It's very exciting to know that the film of Before I Go To Sleep will be in cinemas this autumn, that Steve's fantastically gripping new novel Second Life is to be published next year and to have a new two book deal in place.
“Steve goes from strength to strength and all with the incredible publishing support of Transworld."