Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Christine, a forty-seven-year-old writer who is incapable of forming and maintaining new memories for more than a day following a catastrophic accident in her mid-twenties, sets in motion a terrifying voyage of discovery that will ultimately have startling consequences for her and all who love her, leading her to question whether the truth is sometimes better left forgotten.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2011
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781443404068
Branch Call Number: FIC Watso 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 360 p


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Dec 27, 2017

Holy Helen. Reading that twice should be an official form of punishment around the world. SUB-ZERO stars. Is S.J. Watson still "writing"? Because he or she should stop. Stop and take up knitting.

Dec 12, 2017

Very well written psychological thriller. It keeps you reading and guessing. The simplified end feels unrealistic and melodramatic.

Oct 01, 2017

I finished this book like 5 minutes ago, I loved it. I couldn't put it down, written very well, keeps you super hooked, and I hadn't guessed what would happen at the end until it was happening! There are moments where I could see plot holes, but I think the overall story and writing makes up for it. I really enjoyed reading this.

BostonPL_LauraB Jul 29, 2017

I sped through this psychological thriller and really enjoyed it. It absolutely kept me guessing the entire time and I didn't get tired of being in only Christine's head (who can't remember the previous day) at all. Using severe amnesia as a plot device worked very well and helped to kick up the confusion for the reader a couple of notches.

Apr 07, 2017

I watched the movie first and almost quite the idea of reading the book. But when I started I simply couldn't stop it!
The author's description about the feelings of the main character is more than perfect and I kept reading it until the end!
I highly recommend this book if you like mysteries!

Mar 30, 2017

After the surprise ending, this book makes you want to go back and read it again, to see it from a different perspective! However I do agree with other comments on here, how the bulk of the book gets tedious, with the repetitive action of her day, and never really finding out much more information until the end.

JCLDebbieF Feb 06, 2017

One of my favorite thrillers to recommend to patrons. It was also made into a movie with Nicole Kidman.

Dec 29, 2016

This was one excellent read, so make surprise to read it before watching the movie.

Aug 08, 2016

Really good read. I couldn't put it down. Well written and thoroughly enjoyed.

Jul 14, 2016

I started reading this book on a flight from here to the east coast. I had a hard time putting it down once I started it. Very suspenseful and enjoyable read.

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May 22, 2013

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

Aug 28, 2012

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 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Jun 27, 2015

Christine has a rare type of amnesia. She can function throughout the day making short-term memories perfectly fine, but at night when she goes to sleep, each day vanishes. She cannot convert her short term memories into long term memories. As she begins keeping a journal at the encouragement of a new doctor, Christine slowly starts to untangle a web of truth, and deceit, but remains unsure what or whom to trust


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