Before I Go To Sleep

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Text Publishing Company, Jan 30, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Christine wakes in a strange bed beside a man she does not recognise. In the bathroom she finds a photograph of him taped to the mirror, and beneath it the words 'Your husband'.

Each day, Christine wakes knowing nothing of her life. Each night, her mind erases the day. But before she goes to sleep, she will recover fragments from her past, flashbacks to the accident that damaged her, and then—mercifully—she will forget.

Chilling, exquisitely crafted and compulsively readable, S. J. Watson's debut novel Before I Go to Sleep is a psychological thriller of the highest order. It asks primary questions. Are there things best not remembered? Who are we if we do not know our own history? How do we love without memory?

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At that point the plot seemed to implode. - LibraryThing
Absolutely brilliant writing! - LibraryThing
The ending and explication were just dumb. - LibraryThing
Definitely a page turner and psychological thriller. - LibraryThing
That is the premise of Before I Go to Sleep. - LibraryThing
The author simply did not research this topic. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - yougotamber - LibraryThing

This book is a genuine mind trip that had me hooked right to the end. The repetition, which was necessary since the narrator was the one with daily memory loss, was a little tiresome at times. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - kairih - LibraryThing

Ok so I started this book thinking “oh, look at that poor amnesiac gal” and ended up screaming “die bitch die” inside my head. But first things first. Well actually this book has so many problems I ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

S. J. Watson was born in the Midlands, lives in London and worked in the UK National Health Service for a number of years. In 2008 Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ Course, a program that covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Before I Go to Sleep is the result. Now sold in over 30 languages around the world, Before I Go to Sleep has also been acquired for film by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free.

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