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Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? An original, haunting and deeply chilling debut thriller, and a Sunday Times bestseller in hardcover.
S J Watson was born in the Midlands, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years. In 2009 Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' Course, a programme 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 been also been acquired for film by Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with Rowan Joffe to direct. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2011.
"It's exceptionally accomplished...The structure is so dazzling it almost distracts you from the quality of the writing." Guardian "S J Watson's debut doesn't put a foot wrong...brilliantly simple...Unforgettable." FT WEEKEND "Before I Go To Sleep is an astounding piece of work ...a tour de force, a haunting tapestry woven from a single woman's ragged thoughts, desperate to make sense of the past she constantly forgets... This is writing of the highest calibre." -- Chris Simmons Crimesquad.com "A taut and terrifying novel, with a grip of steel." woman&home "An unsettling, compulsive thriller...A truly gripping read." Marie Claire
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.