- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Black Swan; Film Tie-In edition (14 Aug. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1784160016
- ISBN-13: 978-1784160012
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 20 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4,624 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Before I Go To Sleep Paperback – 14 Aug 2014
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"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"
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? An original, haunting and deeply chilling debut thriller, and a Sunday Times bestseller in hardcover.See all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
If this sounds rather limiting, don't worry. Watson gets round the issue of Christine's short term memory by having her write a journal every day at the suggestion of the mysterious Dr Nash, who calls her daily to remind her where it's hidden, and it's this journal that makes up a large portion of the novel and which Christine uses to piece together what's been happening to her over the previous days. And written on the first page, in large capital letters, are the words 'DON'T TRUST BEN'.
Before I Go To Sleep is a tense, claustrophobic read with a heroine in an almost unbearably vulnerable position, trying to piece together decades of her own life from scraps of conflicting information from people who, despite their claims to know her, might just as well be strangers. To make matters worse, Christine knows she's suffered from paranoia in the past along with her memory loss, and may not be an objective judge of other's motives. But despite Christine's necessary vulnerability, she makes a strong and complex heroine and certainly one who is not without flaws. Watson manages to build enough interest into her character to prevent her from becoming merely a damsel in distress.Read more ›
As always book is far better than movie. I was so impressed after reading this book so hen i heard that movie will be in cinemas i was really excited. But sadly was very dissapointed after watching it. I recommend everybody who saw movie to read the book as it is far more better.
This has Echoes of the film Memento for me, that film is one of my favourites and messes with your mind as much as this book does.
This is Christine’s story only, hers is the only pov you get and I found it to be scarily realistic, horrifying and brutally day to day. Full of every day, common, relatable events that slowly begin to unravel and reveal the real truth of Christine’s life. S J Watson did extensive research for this book and it shows throughout, I can't tell you more than I have as it would spoil the twists and turns the author uses as you're left as confused, frustrated and angry at her memory loss as much as Christine is throughout this book. All I can say is read this book it's way better than the film as this is exactly how the author meant the story to be told!!
It opens as Christine wakes up. She has no idea where she is or who is lying beside her. Fumbling her way to the bathroom, she is horrified to find a fifty-something woman staring back at her in the mirror. Around her reflection are photos that she has no recollection of posing for, and the man in her bed introduces himself as her husband Ben. Before he goes to work he explains that she had an accident and now has amnesia, waking up every morning unable to remember where she is, sometimes feeling like a twenty-something woman, sometimes even feeling like she is still a child. A little while later Christine gets a call from her doctor, who meets her for coffee and hands her a journal that she has been writing for the past few weeks. Back home she opens it and is confronted by a scrawl across the front page: 'Do not trust Ben.' She reads on, determined to piece together her history... Who is telling her the truth, and who is lying - and why?
Much of the book is made up of this journal, which is simultaneously a great device and a slightly irritating one. It contributes quite heavily towards the slower pace of the novel, because Christine repeats herself so much, particularly earlier on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How frustrating it must be to wake everyday and have no recollection of your past let alone what had happened the previous day. Read morePublished 8 days ago by mariegarside
Realized after I downloaded this book I had just watched the film...not sure if I will read itPublished 21 days ago by Mrs. L. Edwards
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a mystery. I couldn't put it down and so pleased it had a happy ending!Published 25 days ago by G. sherlock
It was one of those books you can not put down and as I have not seen the movie, I didn't have any idea where it was going. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant written, didn't want to stop reading it. Want to read more by this author.Published 27 days ago by sally ann ferguson
It was a good read, it engaged me though the twist was not especially well hidden. I'd recommend it.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer