Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep Cover

Before I Go to Sleep

By S. J. Watson

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062060556, 360pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011

Description

Thebest debut novel I ve ever read. Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series

Anexceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished thelast page. Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Moonlight Mile

S. J. Watson makes his powerful debutwith thiscompelling, fast-paced psychological thriller, reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in whichanamnesiacwho, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form newmemories, desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is and whoshe can trust.



Praise For Before I Go to Sleep

“Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That’s the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You’ll stay up late reading until you know.”
-People (4 stars)

“The summer’s single most suspenseful plot belongs to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. . . . pure page-turner.”
-New York Times

“Memories—real, false, and a bit of both—are at the heart of Watson’s haunting, twisted debut…. Watson handles what could have turned into a cheap narrative gimmick brilliantly, building to a chillingly unexpected climax.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This mesmerizing, skillfully written debut novel works on multiple levels. It is both an affecting portrait of the profound impact of a debilitating illness and a pulse-pounding thriller whose outcome no one could predict.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Watson’s debut novel unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compellingly hypnotic. . . . Watson’s pitch–perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they’ve closed the cover on this remarkable book.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An intriguingly fresh look at the amnesia-focused psychological thriller. . . . A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot.”
-Library Journal

“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.”
-Dennis Lehane

“Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read.”
-Tess Gerritsen

“A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.”
-Lionel Shriver

“Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying in its thriller ending.”
-Anita Shreve

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.