Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

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Paperback Published on: 02/01/2012
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Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go to Sleep
A woman wakes each morning as if the day is her first, all previous memories washed away, we follow her trying to peice together her life with the help of ... READ MORE
Hannah Mulligan Ward at Woking
Before I Go To Sleep
The Imperfect Past
Such a small cast of main characters: Christine; Ben, her husband; Dr Nash. All have been corralled into a situation that causes each of them to believe th... READ MORE
David Learner
Before I Go To Sleep
3 and 1/2 stars actually!
I enjoyed this book and found it a lot easier to read than i was expecting. The 'baddie' was no great suprise, and i would've liked the ending to be tied u... READ MORE
Carol Ann Noble at Carlisle
Before I Go To Sleep
Lights Out
I thought this was a very chilling thriller, it made me feel very disorientated at times and the sense of dread just grows and grows. The premise is distre... READ MORE
Jane Sharp at Watford
Before I Go To Sleep
Keeps you guessing till the end!
Several people have dared me to read the first page and then try to stop. Didn’t work. I’ve raced through that book in no time. I’ve read novels about memo... READ MORE
Patty Dohle at Witney
Before I Go To Sleep
One to remember
Imagine waking every day and finding you are older than you thought and you have no recollection of the man you are lying next to. This is what life is lik... READ MORE
Sarah Fay at Wells
Before I Go To Sleep
Keeps you guessing to the end
Before I Go to Sleep is a supremely entertaining and well-executed thriller. If you enjoyed the film Memento you'll love this. It doesn't put a foot wrong ... READ MORE
Tom Goddard at Brentford
Before I Go To Sleep
3 and 1/2 stars actually!
I enjoyed this book and found it a lot easier to read than i was expecting. The 'baddie' was no great suprise, and i would've liked the ending to be tied u... READ MORE
Carol Ann at Norfolk
Before I Go To Sleep
Kinda guessed what was happening
I was so pleased to get this from my sister and dived straight in. Read it in a week. Set over 2 weeks the daily logs from her diary remind her not to trus... READ MORE
Nicole @WstonesHemel
Before I Go To Sleep
Gripping from start to end
A woman suffers head trauma, she can’t remember what happened or anything from the previous day. As she begins to write down what happens to her everyday d... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood

Synopsis

'Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read' Tess GerritsenMemories 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. ______________Now a major film starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. PRAISE FOR BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP: 'A cracking good thriller' Lionel Shriver 'Thrillers seldom come much better than this. Loved it' Joanne Harris 'So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant' Sophie Hannah 'A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question - what do you have left when you lose yourself?' Val McDermid 'I loved it from start to finish' Mo Hayder 'Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page' Anita Shreve

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552164139
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 26 mm

Customer Reviews

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Before I Go To Sleep
Grippingly addictive
I read this book a couple of years ago, since I love novels with twists and turns this was just the book for me! Even my mum (not a big fan of reading book... READ MORE
jess1470
Before I Go To Sleep
Ultimately flawed.
Now, before I tell you what I didn't like about this novel, here is what I did like: It's a well written page turner which builds in crescendo until the ve... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
Before I Go To Sleep
One of my favourite of the year
If the blurb isn't enough to entice you the first few pages certainly are. You are drawn into Christine's world and seeing it through her eyes, experiencin... READ MORE
SMBSLT
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
Wow this certainly was an excellent read - could hardly put it down. It was very different from the style of books I usually read. I was so gripped by the ... READ MORE
jeapurs54
Before I Go To Sleep
Great read
Really good book, builds up nicely, drags you into the story and makes you feel every emotion and feeling with the book. The story line is great and writen... READ MORE
Amy343
Before I Go To Sleep
Not as good as I expected!
I would agree with the many of the reviewers that this was a page turner.However I found the ending rather obvious and a little disappointing.
Sean
Before I Go To Sleep
best seller ever!
This book before i go to sleep is a best seller on lots of different web sites & i agree, it certainly is a adult best seller. Before you go to sleep is a ... READ MORE
Bookread2day
Before I Go To Sleep
An exciting and mysterious read
I thought this book was a fantastic read. I was captured from the first chapter and thought the story quickly progressed and developed. It was very interes... READ MORE
RibenaP
Before I Go To Sleep
Great read..
I found this book could get a little confusing if you dont keep track of the days in the diary, But i loved it anyway!
Toni Crosby
Before I Go To Sleep
Interesting idea but a bit predictable
It was okay... the concept is good but the plot was predictable (despite the "twists", which can be spotted a mile off)
kendrafortune
Before I Go To Sleep
Great page-turner
The story of Christine Lucas made everything around me disappear – I was drawn right in. She wakes up every morning and cannot remember anything. The man ... READ MORE
Inkdaemon
Before I Go To Sleep
Hugely disappointing
A real struggle completing this book. An interesting premise but poorly executed. Irritating central characters that did not elicit sympathy and GSCE level... READ MORE
Ian C
Before I Go To Sleep
Loved this book!
Found this book hard to put down. Great read.
Jodie272
Before I Go To Sleep
Drags on a lot..
The beginning started off as good and it reeled in, but after a while, it felt quite repetitive which is fair because of the plot but it lost my interest a... READ MORE
bevviiwong
Before I Go To Sleep
Didn't work for me
The premise is interesting, but it's so full of holes in logic that I couldn't get very far in this book. I gave up halfway through, as it was getting too ... READ MORE
kirkmc
Before I Go To Sleep
Made me ignorant!!!!
This book was so good it made me ignorant! I ignored everyone for two days at home and work because i had to read it all as quicky as possible. I even fini... READ MORE
Nicholls167
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
What a story loved every chapter can't wait for the next book.
Margarett
Before I Go To Sleep
A good read
I really enjoyed this book..it had me gripped from the first few chapters. The idea behind the plot is excellent, not wholly original but it was executed i... READ MORE
Beaut
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
I great read, couldn't put it down..
miss dee dee
Before I Go To Sleep
Unputdownable!
This is 50 First Dates, the Sinister Version! Not a wholly novel concept to work with (amnesia) but a wonderfully ominous variation on a theme that kept me... READ MORE
Hannahsuzannah
Before I Go To Sleep
Great read
The beginning was a bit slow but it definitely picked up towards the middle. Thereafter it was a page turner and the end was most unexpected!!! Would recom... READ MORE
fd26
Before I Go To Sleep
Absolutely excellent!!
This book was absolutely capturing. I could barely put it down. It is filled with suspense and anticipation. A truly excellent book.
CAC
Before I Go To Sleep
the very best
This is the very best book for reading ever been written.
Bookread2day
Before I Go To Sleep
Makes you think.......
Could it happen to you? Good book but predictable in places.
Fiona Sharp
Before I Go To Sleep
Great Book
This is the first Thriller i have read, and i will never forget it, it was addictive and spine chilling and i would recommend it to all of my friends :)
Lucy Lu
Before I Go To Sleep
Good read
Started slow, but once into it I didn't want to put the book down. Sad, frustrating, and somewhat enlightening....glad I bought it, worth the read.
Shivababy
Before I Go To Sleep
CLEVER AND GRIPPING .....
This is both a thriller and a love story, with friendship, betrayal and tons of suspense ! Filled with intrigue, twists, and turns, very interesting withou... READ MORE
Dawn Gibson
Before I Go To Sleep
Wow
I absolutely loved this book. I was gripped from the very first page and could not put it down! I have recommended it to a few people and all have enjoyed ... READ MORE
katie07
Before I Go To Sleep
Forget yesterday
This is a good psychological thriller with several twists along the way, some guessable, some not. I kept guessing art how it would end, and I was wrong! T... READ MORE
Lance Mitchell
Before I Go To Sleep
Not for me.
I appear to be in the minority here but I really did not enjoy this book. After starting well, it soon began to repeat itself and in the end it failed to k... READ MORE
E0wyn
Before I Go To Sleep
What A Read...
From the minute i picked this book up i was engrossed, It was impossible to put down. The ending was unexpected but what ever S J Watson decided the ending... READ MORE
Nicola B
Before I Go To Sleep
gripping
I borrowed this book on Saturday on a one week loan from my library. I finished it the next day. I could not put it down. Very well written and I was surpi... READ MORE
SISTERS
Before I Go To Sleep
Fantastic,Suspense!Gripping! Couldn't put it down!
Definetly one for a holiday! I couldn't put this book down, full of suspense, twist at the end was a jaw dropper! Cannot wait for the movie release! Hats o... READ MORE
Miss Book Reader
Before I Go To Sleep
amazing
An amazing read I devoured this book in just one day and what a great twist!
sammysc463
Before I Go To Sleep
Brilliantly chilling!
Wow, what an amazing book! A very chilling thriller of a woman, Christine who loses her memory - and with that her past - every time she goes to sleep. The... READ MORE
Ilona
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
This is a little slow to start with but once you get going you can't stop reading. I would recommend this to everyone.
AST69
Before I Go To Sleep
loved it could not put it down
wow i have never been so engrossed in any book ever cannot wait for SJ's next book!!!! it makes you realize how we take life for granted.
shells39
Before I Go To Sleep
A great debut novel
A very gripping read, couldn't put it down. It's going to be made into a film, so read it before, just in case it's not as good.
Brenda
Before I Go To Sleep
Couldn't put it down!
This is a fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that I demolished in a couple of sittings. I was drawn in to Christine's story from the first page, and quickly ... READ MORE
Ciara UK
Before I Go To Sleep
Brilliant read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was unable to put it down! recommended to two people and both also enjoyed it. Completely gripped from the very first pa... READ MORE
katie07
Before I Go To Sleep
I really enjoyed this
A tiny bit of a slow start, but it rapidly picked up and became a book that I struggled to put down. It certainly made me think about the central character... READ MORE
Miss L
Before I Go To Sleep
Stick with it
This book started very slowly and I struggled to get into it; however, once the plot as set and the story got into full flow I was finding it difficult to ... READ MORE
madkat
Before I Go To Sleep
Review: Before I go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
I've read a lot of fantastic books lately, so Before I go to Sleep had some stiff competition. Having said that, I've been wanting to read this psychologic... READ MORE
Claire Hill
Before I Go To Sleep
Sit back and enjoy
Don't try to second guess events and characters as you read this book, simply let the story unfold. It may mean that chores don't get done, and family memb... READ MORE
She who is too fond of books
Before I Go To Sleep
couldn't put it down
This book gave me chills on the back of my neck as more and more of Christine's life was revealed. Recommended it to a friend and she loves it!
CantStopReading
Before I Go To Sleep
very inticing
it's a very good book, kept me wanting to read on and find out what is going to happen, especially when you know something is about to hapen just not quite... READ MORE
Emma White
Before I Go To Sleep
Reviewed at 8/10
Before I Go To Sleep is the debut novel of writer SJ Watson. The fact that it is quite the theatrical thriller explains why it has been number one on the S... READ MORE
Khuzzy
Before I Go To Sleep
unputdownable
Clever, shocking, heart breaking and simply fabulous. Unable to stop reading to the point that I couldn't go to sleep! Best book I have read this year. I j... READ MORE
NJP
Before I Go To Sleep
fantastic
i loved this book from start to finish.. the first few pages grip you as you try to work out what is going on and then you cant put it down as you want to ... READ MORE
Hash
Before I Go To Sleep
Very good read
I have really enjoyed this book, at the start it seems like you are reading the same pages over and over, but as you go along and you find out more details... READ MORE
Luisa
Before I Go To Sleep
Wow, Wow & Wow
Where do you even start with this? One of the best novel's I have read for a very long time. Got me immediately hooked, even just reading the plot got me e... READ MORE
Mike Colman
Before I Go To Sleep
When you seek the truth it becomes a deadly game
This book needs you think in the end, this novel is about a woman who loses her memory and the more she starts to re-gains her memory back the more danger... READ MORE
Freya Bradley