Before I Go to Sleep
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|Format:||Paperback, 368 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 14 December 2011|
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?
About the Author
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.
'An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.' - Dennis Lehane. 'The best debut novel I have ever read.' - Tess Gerritsen. 'A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.' - Lionel Shriver.
Christine is another woman trying to reclaim a life gone to pieces. After a mysterious accident, she wakes up each morning with no memory. Her husband Ben repeatedly explains the details of their life together, but the next morning all is lost once again. One day Christine discovers that she has been keeping a journal and the terrifying words she has written there, "Don't trust Ben," throw everything into question. VERDICT Relentless pacing in Watson's intriguing debut psychological thriller draws the reader into Christine's race to figure out who to trust and how to recover her life. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||The Text Publishing Company|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 centimeters|