Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel

Watson, S. J.

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Before I Go to Sleep
An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0062060554
Characteristics: 360 p.;,24 cm.


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Mar 20, 2015
  • wilqser rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Psychological thriller about a woman, who, after a mysterious trauma, wakes up every day with her memory erased, not knowing who she is every single day - again and again. The novel starts with present day events and then backtracks into a two-week period in which it tells you day by day how she got in her present condition, and then culminates in a present day climatic ending. There is suspicion of her husband through - of his role in her trauma - and the thought of her having a child but not knowing if he's still alive. The novel is suspenseful throughout - I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thumbs up!

Feb 14, 2015
  • JSSebastian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An intriguing story idea, and certainly well written, I ultimate finished the book without really caring about any of the characters or being that impressed with the plot device.

Dec 18, 2014

A real page turner! Loved this book.

Nov 08, 2014

The plot of this novel was quite interesting, but after a while it became repetitive. I kept reading it with the expectation of something different happening, but it was the same boring repeat of yesterday.."Christine wakes up with no memory of yesterday..." Couldn't quite get my head wrapped around this one.

Sep 06, 2014

Excellent. As an amnesia sufferer, I could relate to her pain all the more, but the descriptions were so real that didn't matter. A great read with a lot of twists.

Aug 30, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don’t even begin this thriller until you’ve cleared your schedule and had a large, sustaining meal… Oh the hunger pains I suffered in obsessive pursuit of the next clue to Christine’s past. An amnesiac, Christine is incapable of creating new memories. Each morning, she wakes up unable to recognize even her own body. Each morning, the man in her bed explains that he is her husband, Ben. And each morning, a stranger phones to tell her that she’s been keeping a secret journal—one in which she has written bold, “Don’t trust Ben.”

Aug 16, 2014

A good book....if you liked this Chevy Stevens books

Jul 05, 2014
  • wyleigh20 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting read. Good plot twist and very suspenseful. A bit repetitive but that is to be expected. Looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out.

Jun 10, 2014

Absolutely fabulous book. Highly recommend. Interesting that the writer is a male. The female perspective was very well done.

Jun 01, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this suspense novel. The premise was quite terrifying--Christine wakes up everyday not remembering the past 20 years of her life. I like the way the author built the tension in the book. You never seem to get a deep connection to any of the characters, because the main character does not and cannot build one. Excellent ending which befits all good suspense novels.

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May 22, 2013
  • Pisinga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“What are we, if not an accumulation of memories?”

Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There were never going to be any happy endings for me. I know that now. But that is all right.


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Sep 26, 2012
  • jvanderg rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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