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Before I Go to Sleep
by S. J. Watson

RRP €11.35

Before I Go to Sleep
by Author Name S. J. Watson

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List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 127 x 24mm, 384pp
Publication date: 02 Jan 2012
Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN-13: 9780552164139

Dubray Review

Imagine waking up every morning not knowing where you are. Who is the man in the bed beside you? This is Christine's life: she meets her husband for the first time each day and listens as he explains how her memory loss is a result of a horrific accident over fifteen years ago.  He is a kind, caring and patient husband, so why has Christine written in her secret journal not to trust this man? What is he not telling her?  And why is he not happy when Christine, with the help of her doctor, starts to piece together her past, one memory at a time? This is a jaw-dropping, explosive read from start to finish. S.J. Watson is definitely an author to watch and this, his debut novel, is a seductive and gripping thriller. I cannot wait to see what he produces next.

- Noelle Grace, Kilkenny


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 only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.


"Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read" -- Tess Gerritsen "Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page - and satisfying in its thriller ending" -- Anita Shreve "A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller" -- Lionel Shriver "A terrific first novel - well-written, genuinely unsettling and psychologically very plausible. Thrillers seldom come much better than this. Loved it, read it in one" -- Joanne Harris "An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page" -- Dennis Lehane