• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (February 7, 2012)
Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.
Welcome to Christine’s life.
“Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That’s the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You’ll stay up late reading until you know.” — People (4 stars)
“The summer’s single most suspenseful plot belongs to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. . . . pure page-turner.” — New York Times
“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.” — Dennis Lehane
“Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read.” — Tess Gerritsen
About S.J. Watson
S. J. Watson lives in London and worked in the National Health Service for a number of years. In 2009, Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy Writing a Novel course, a rigorous and selective program that covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Before I Go to Sleep is the result, and has now been sold in more than thirty-five languages around the world.
Before I Go To Sleep is a addictive mystery that kept me up late one night, I wanted to find out what happened before I could go to sleep. Of course once I did finish this book I couldn't sleep because I kept thinking about the story.
I am still trying to imagine what it would be like to have no memory of the past twenty years or even worse, the previous day. How would you know for sure that the people around you are who they say they are and they telling you the truth? To wake up every morning and not recognize your surroundings, that would be very unnerving to say the least. S.J. Watson has written a gripping page turner of a mystery. The storyline is very believable and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat right up to the surprising twist at the end.
If you want a book that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until the last then Before I Go to Sleep is that book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I have not been financially compensated for my review, all opinions are my own.