Before I Go to Sleep
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
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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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
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Publication date14th August 2014
AuthorS. J. Watson
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PublisherBlack Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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