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Before I Go to Sleep (Reprint) (Paperback) by S. J. Watson

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A promising writer makes his debut with this disturbing psychological thriller, reminiscent of "Shutter Island" and "Memento," in which an amnesiac desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is--and who she can trust.



Book Synopsis



New York Times Bestseller

"An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page." -Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Shutter Island

"Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That's the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You'll stay up late reading until you know." -- People (4 stars)

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love-all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Every morning, she awakens beside a stranger in an unfamiliar bed. She sees a middle-aged face in the bathroom mirror that she does not recognize. And every morning, the man patiently explains that he is Ben, her husband, that she is forty-seven-years-old, and that an accident long ago damaged her ability to remember.

In place of memories Christine has a handful of pictures, a whiteboard in the kitchen, and a journal, hidden in a closet. She knows about the journal because Dr. Ed Nash, a neurologist who claims to be treating her without Ben's knowledge, reminds her about it each day. Inside its pages, the damaged woman has begun meticulously recording her daily events--sessions with Dr. Nash, snippets of information that Ben shares, flashes of her former self that briefly, miraculously appear.

But as the pages accumulate, inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions that Christine is determined to find answers to. And the more she pieces together the shards of her broken life, the closer she gets to the truth . . . and the more terrifying and deadly it is.



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Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love--all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.



Review Quotes



"Memories--real, false, and a bit of both--are at the heart of Watson's haunting, twisted debut.... Watson handles what could have turned into a cheap narrative gimmick brilliantly, building to a chillingly unexpected climax."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This mesmerizing, skillfully written debut novel works on multiple levels. It is both an affecting portrait of the profound impact of a debilitating illness and a pulse-pounding thriller whose outcome no one could predict."--Booklist (starred review)

"Watson's debut novel unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compellingly hypnotic. . . . Watson's pitch-perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they've closed the cover on this remarkable book."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An intriguingly fresh look at the amnesia-focused psychological thriller. . . . A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot."--Library Journal

"The summer's single most suspenseful plot belongs to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. . . . pure page-turner."--New York Times

"A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller."--Lionel Shriver

"An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page."--Dennis Lehane

"Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying in its thriller ending."--Anita Shreve

"Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That's the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You'll stay up late reading until you know."--People (4 stars)

"Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read."--Tess Gerritsen
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 360
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Psychology, Action + Thrillers
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Paperback
Author: S. J. Watson
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2012
TCIN: 13860154
UPC: 9780062060563
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0488
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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