Fri, 28 Aug | Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details

S. J. Watson - Final Cut

A documentary maker travels to a sleepy fishing village to shoot her new film and encounters a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl. 'Final Cut' is the gripping new psychological thriller from S.J. Watson, bestselling author of 'Before I Go to Sleep'. He chats with Anna Downes.
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Time & Location

28 Aug 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details

About The Event

Final Cut is the exceptional new psychological thriller from S.J. Watson, the author of the global bestseller Before I Go to Sleep

In Final Cut, a documentary maker travels to the sleepy fishing village of Blackwood Bay to shoot her new film and encounters a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl.  

S.J. Watson appears in-conversation with Anna Downes on Zoom. 

This FREE event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.

You can also pre-order of Final Cut, and we'll happily ship your copy to you anywhere in Australia for free! 

About the Book

Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people. It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. Now, ravaged by the

effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town—and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary.

But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay—or does it? Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to an extraordinary secret. 


"A tight, brisk plot drives this sharp character study. Watson perfectly capture small town ennui while illustrating how corruption

can hide in plain sight." - Publishers Weekly on Final Cut.

"Watson gradually turns up the heat while carefully teasing out wicked secrets that the town would rather keep buried… The darkness runs deep in this skilfully plotted chiller." - Kirkus

About the Author

S.J. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go to Sleep (2011), has sold more than six million copies worldwide. 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, was released in 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. 

About the Moderator

Anna Downes is the author of the electric 2020 thriller The Safe Place, which was inspired by her experiences working as a live-in housekeeper on a remote French estate in 2009-10. Anna has also been published in the Zodiac Literary Review, shortlisted for the Sydney Writers Room Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. 

Anna has degrees from both Manchester University (Drama) and RADA (Acting). She worked as an actress before turning her attention to writing and appeared in BBC TV shows such as Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe, as well as a long-running stage production of The Dresser in London's West End. She was born and raised in Sheffield, UK, but now lives just north of Sydney Australia with her husband and two children. 

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