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Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
  

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A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh with no memories of the one before. Cared for by her husband and overseen by her doctor, it soon becomes clear that all isn’t necessarily as it should be. One of the most exciting and satisfying reads of the decade, taut and sinister this will have you staying up all night to finish it.

The film version of Before I Go to Sleep was released in UK cinemas on Friday 5 September 2014. Click below to view the trailer.

Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2012. Voted the TV Book Club Best Read 2012. Winner of the Galaxy Crime & Thriller of the Year 2011. Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2011. Winner of the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2011. Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘Beautifully realised and enticingly stylised – really gripping and scary. Accomplished and highly effective debut.’

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Synopsis

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

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.


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Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read

Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page - and satisfying in its thriller ending

A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller

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

An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page


About the Author

S. J. Watson

S J Watson was born in the Midlands, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years. In 2009 Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' Course, a programme that covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Before I Go to Sleep is the result. Now sold in over 30 languages around the world, Before I Go To Sleep has been also been acquired for film by Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with Rowan Joffe to direct.

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Publication date

14th August 2014

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S. J. Watson

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781784160012

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