Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
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Novelist Tess Gerritsen called it "Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read." The New York Times lauded it as "a pure page-turner" and the "single most suspenseful plot" of the season. S.J. Watson's novel about a woman whose memories are washed away every morning inserts readers into a situations so suspenseful that we find ourselves grasping for some solution. Now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.


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Published July 1, 2011 by Ji Mou/Tsai Fong Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Watson has done an admirable job with this novel at creating the hopelessness of feeling that comes to Christine as an amnesiac.

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She knows how unreliable memories can be: I know I am not remembering the thing that happened, I am remembering the image I formed in my mind this afternoon as I read about the thing, and even that was a recollection of an earlier memory.

Feb 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Before I Go to Sleep (Chinese...

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However, the stories that she's told from her husband, Ben, about the past and what she is told by her doctor, about whom Ben is blissfully unaware as he is of the existence of the journal itself, start to reveal inconsistencies and holes.

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She lives a quiet life alone with her husband, Ben, and due to an accident that occurred 18 years before, she suffers from severe memory impairment, and she cannot “retain new memories.” Each day when Christine wakes up, her memory is basically a blank slate, and she has no memory of the day before.

Aug 04 2011 | Read Full Review of Before I Go to Sleep (Chinese...

Bookmarks Magazine

Watson makes his powerful debutwith this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller,reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who,following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form newmemories, desperately tries to uncover the truth abou...

Jan 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Before I Go to Sleep (Chinese...

Geeks of Doom

I knew I had to buy this book and immediately added it to my ever-growing list of “must-reads.” The excerpt that I’d read was about a woman named Christine Lucas who wakes up one morning in a foreign bedroom next to a total stranger, a man wearing a wedding band.

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But for Christine Wheeler, the unlikely heroine of SJ Watson’s taut and original thriller Before I Go To Sleep, looking in the mirror each morning is downright unsettling — Christine doesn’t recognise her own face.

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