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Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel
Watson, S. J. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Before I Go to Sleep

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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.
Authors: Watson, S. J. (Steven J.)
Title: Before I go to sleep
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 360 p. ;,24 cm
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0062060554
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wat
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • 19crystal85 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this book I couldn't read it fast enough. Only thing is I was disappointed and a bit frustrated with the ending but still a very good book.

Report This Feb 12, 2014
  • brit4321 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent. Different. Couldn't put it down. Nor could any of my friends who read it.

Report This Feb 12, 2014
  • LuvToLearn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Boring and repetitive. The same things are explained over and over again. I found myself skimming over large sections. Not much of a mystery as the ending is easy to guess long before the end of the book.

I read this book because some people have said it's like "Gone Girl" Truthfully, I did not care much for it.

"An accident in her 20s severely damaged her memory, so although Christine Lucas is now 47, she doesn't recall anything that has happened since the accident. Each morning, her husband has to tell her who she is, and who he is. But each morning after he leaves for work, she receives a phone call and is prompted by a doctor to retrieve her secret journal. There, she discovers increasingly frightening inconsistencies in the stories that her husband tells her - and also in what the doctor says. With a story that is both "complicated and compellingly hypnotic" (Kirkus Reviews), Before I Go to Sleep is, like Gone Girl, a relentlessly suspenseful novel featuring a fractured narrative, a complicated plot, and uneasy discrepancies between what appears to be happening and what is really going on." Thrillers and Suspense December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=709589

Read the first page. If your not hooked, put it down and forget it.

Report This Nov 09, 2013
  • MaryMaryJ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable and heartwrenching.. I guess she doesnt regain her memory... A very believable story.

Report This Nov 02, 2013
  • Spricebook rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

a page turner but the ending was disappointing

Report This Sep 24, 2013
  • denhiscock rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was intense and kept me reading until late into the night. It's fiction but so rooted in reality that it made me think..."this could really have happened!" Can't wait for the movie to come out... although the book is always so much better!

This doesn't sound like non function to me. I asked for non fiction and I wonder if that 's possible? Thanks for any help.

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

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

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

Report This 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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