Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062060556
0062060554
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wat
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 24 cm

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Before I Go to Sleep

Christine has amnesia. Every day she wakes up not knowing where she is or who’s sleeping next to her. As the day unfolds, she learns that she was involved in a horrific car accident. And, although she has no recollection of him, the man in her bed turns out to be her husband Ben, who has patiently stuck with her throughout her lengthy ordeal. (more)


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Christine has amnesia. As each day unfolds, she re-learns that she was involved in a horrific car accident, and the man sleeping in her bed is her husband, Ben, who has patiently stuck by her throughout her lengthy ordeal. To build up a bank of memories, a therapist encourages Christine to keep a... Read More »

A rare form of amnesia means that Christine remembers nothing from day to day. The journal she keeps to compensate makes her believe her life may be in danger.

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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. (Catalog summary)


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elianagandrade
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!

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bplstaff
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. https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1370895036_before_i_go_to_sleep

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

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lovesensation24
Aug 08, 2016

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

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pjn223
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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rebmartin31
Jun 01, 2016

One unfortunate consequence of the "amnesiac thriller" is that the narrative can get bogged down in the repetitive quotidian life of the POV protagonist, but this book was really chilling, with quite the twists and turns. I SO want to read the novel that Christine wrote but forgot about!!!

multcolib_susannel May 09, 2016

A woman who has lost her short term memory and wakes up every morning scared because she doesn't recognize the man in bed with her. Not to worry, it's her husband. Or is it?

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earthna30
Apr 22, 2016

It kept on wanting to appear mysterious but is pretty predictable. I find it amazing how I felt attached to the lead in the beginning only to feel almost nothing for her by the end of it. It was okay at most but I'd probably forget about it tomorrow. HA.

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kelly1207
Dec 05, 2015

Definitely a page turner. It isn't because it is incredibly thrilling, at least not for me. It was more I wanted to know WHY this was happening. Since I wanted to know why so badly, I couldn't put this book down.

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Pisinga
May 22, 2013

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

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Andreinac13
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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jvanderg
Sep 26, 2012

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lonewolf8
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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