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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User Review  - bucketofrhymes - LibraryThing

2.5 stars, technically. I wanted to like this book so much. And yet... 1. The specific type of amnesia that Chris had. Her memory just resets itself when she sleeps. And I would have been totally okay ... Read full review

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This book had me guessing until the end. I was in disbelief. I loved it! Chrissy wakes up each morning not knowing who she is, where she is, who the man is beside her in bed. Each day she goes through ... 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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