Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. Every day, Christ Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unf...

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Title:Before I Go to Sleep
Author:S.J. Watson
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Before I Go to Sleep
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:359 pages pages

Before I Go to Sleep Reviews

  • Kinga
    Nov 10, 2012
    I had to finish reading this book before I went to sleep. I was afraid I would wake up and not remember a thing and would have to start all over again. I haven?t been this engrossed in a book for a long time. I missed my stop, I forgot to pay my bill at the café (I did return today ...
  • Nikki
    Jan 19, 2012
    I picked this up somewhat on a whim. A couple of people had been talking about it, and I saw it in the Kindle store, and I just thought... fine, okay. I'll go for it. I read it in about four chunks. It's pretty riveting, actually. The unreliable narrator is reasonably well handled and ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 30, 2014
    Before I go to sleep, S.J. Watson (Steven J.) Before I Go to Sleep is the first novel by S. J. Watson published in Spring 2011. The novel is a psychological thriller about a woman suffering from anterograde amnesia. She wakes up every day with no knowledge of who she is and the novel ...
  • Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
    Aug 12, 2011
    I can overlook a lot of bogus-tude for a good story, but this one exceeded my implausibility tolerance threshold. The analytical portion of my brain wants to give this an even lower rating, but it did hold my interest, so I have to be fair. It has a sinister edge that keeps you reading...
  • Doug Bradshaw
    Aug 26, 2011
    From the very first sentence of the book I virtually became the protagonist, an amnesiac struggling to figure out who and where I am and why I'm in bed with this older man in a home I don't recognize and then when I look in the mirror, I barely recognize my reflection: this older woman...
  • Barb
    May 08, 2011
    I had high hopes for this book to be a real nail-biter, edge-of-the-seat kind of thriller, that's what the testimonials and the promotional materials bill it as. Unfortunately for me it didn't live up to the hype. I will say that it was easy to read and I read it in one day, eagerl...
  • Petra X
    Jul 08, 2012
    If you lose your memory about people and events, then you lose yourself and you become the dupe for any and every scurrilous schemer because how can you tell who your friends are if you don't even remember them? And so it is for Christine who remembers only what she is told that day bu...
  • Alex
    Nov 30, 2011
    I think I tend to judge books more harshly when I listen to them because I can't skim the text or skip parts that bore me. BUT I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE THAT'S JUST MORE HONEST. Before I Go to Sleep is a highly improbable novel that's practically a fantasy. A very slow, drawn-out, horribl...
  • Cassy
    May 26, 2011
    Sometimes I get flipped around while I sleep. My head ends up where my feet should be. As I wake up and wave my hand in the air for the nightstand, the freak out begins. Where the heck am I? It only lasts a few seconds before I figure it out, but the depth of my disorientation during t...
  • Brenda
    Jun 11, 2011
    Wow! What an amazing debut novel! I could not put this book down, it completely captivated me, I was wanting to know what would happen next, I was afraid with her, for what would happen next..... Christine Lucas (Chrissy) goes to sleep each night, and wakes up in bed with someone sh...
  • Joe
    Jul 21, 2011
    I only read reviews on Goodreads after I have read a book. I do this because after reading those reviews I wonder if I have read the same book as those reviewing it. Most start by giving a somewhat lengthly explanation of the plot of the book. Why? tell me what you thought. I know what...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Mar 22, 2017
    Read for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge: #2 Read a Debut Novel I feel like this book would be a great introduction to the thriller genre for somebody who hasn't read any yet, but now that I've read a few great thrillers, this didn't quite live up to the hype. The general plo...
  • Lou
    May 04, 2011
    June 15th 2am 2011 I am writing this down in my journal I must do this otherwise I fear tomorrow I might not remember anything. Anything about the book I read today or about me or my wife, well she says she is. I woke up this morning and my eyes were cast upon a striking beaut...
  • Michael
    Jun 14, 2011
    I was recommending this book by one of my trusty Goodreads friends and while I wasn?t too sure about it I decided to give it a go. I was thinking this would be a book similar to 50 First Dates but what I go was a book that reminded me more of Memento. Before I Go to Sleep tells the s...
  • Jason
    Jul 14, 2011
    My negative attitude is a ruse, I swear it. I am such a positive little outlooker. Nearly every book I read starts off with five stars in my head. It barely has to earn anything; it just has to hold on to what it started with. But wow, this book fell off a cliff or something! What the ...
  • Emily May
    Nov 21, 2013
    ?What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?? I've had my eye on this book since before it was released and last night I decided it was finally time. I really wanted a psychological thriller that would keep me guessing. And did it deliver? Well, let's just say I was up...
  • Mo Shah
    Jul 13, 2011
    Argh. What a frustrating book. I want someone else I know to read it so I can discuss it with them, to see if they agree with my conclusion. Sarah, you should read it and let me know what you think. I really really liked this book in the beginning. The concept, while not strictly n...
  • Sam Quixote
    Nov 10, 2014
    (I jump in and out of spoilers throughout ? it?s the only way to review this trash - so rather than constantly having to stop myself to write ?spoilers?, I?m writing it at the top of the review. Fair warning.) Christine has a very specific type of amnesia: every day she wa...
  • Arah-Lynda
    Dec 06, 2011
    What if when you woke up every morning, you could not remember anything of the day before or the day before that. You wake up beside a man. A stranger, who says he is Ben, your husband. He becomes your only sense of belonging by gently, lovingly explaining everything, as much as he see...
  • Andrew Smith
    Mar 13, 2013
    I really enjoyed the whole premise of this story: the memory loss with the lead character having, effectively, a clean slate every day. It put me in mind of another book with a similar slant - The Housekeeper + the Professor by Yoko Ogawa - only this tale is much darker and the Ogawa b...
  • Luffy
    Feb 07, 2017
    I'm astounded that Before I Go to Sleep isn't one of those books that raked in 4.00 stars on average. It's so damn good and the suspense is unrelenting towards the end. Unfortunately for me, the epub file that I downloaded contained too small letters. Adjusting them whenever I chose...
  • Carol
    Feb 28, 2013
    DO NOT TRUST BEN, but OMG who to trust?BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP begins with a daily existence of the creepy unknown and continues with amazing suspense each day throughout the entire story as amnesiac Christine unravels the mystery of her past.As bits and pieces of her memories unfold, the...
  • F
    Nov 05, 2016
    I Loved this book! Such an unusual and sometimes frustrating (but in the good way) way to tell a story. Straight into the story & suspense. THAT ENDING Could. Not. Put. Down. ...
  • Alex
    Jan 06, 2013
    Has anyone seen 50 First Dates? It's this fun, touching movie about a girl with a medical condition that prevents her from remembering the events of the previous day. This book is like that, only creepier and more depressing. Imagine waking up every morning and not knowing the ...
  • Zoeytron
    Oct 14, 2015
    The mind is an intricate thing, fragile, open to suggestion. An inkling, a feeling, just a hint of familiarity, can have you going in circles. That thought you just had, is it a memory or an invention? Christine never has the luxury of knowing how to answer that question. A nearly fata...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jun 07, 2015
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  • Poonam
    Jan 08, 2017
    Buddy Read with Murugesh This story is of Christine, who suffers from a special kind of amnesic disease where when she goes into deep sleep, she forgets everything about herself and each day is like living a new life. She is completely dependent on her husband Ben, to remind her...
  • Khadidja
    Nov 29, 2015
    Christine, a middle-aged woman who wakes up every morning with no memory of her life, she has amnesia; every night she falls asleep and forget everything, that's her life which made me really sad for her i loved the story it was well written it was sad no one deserves to go through tha...
  • Mandy
    Jul 12, 2015
    Omg! I am totally speechless. This book was amazing. It had a great plot about a woman who has amnesia and cannot remember her memories from day to day. She begins to keep a journal and remember certain events in her life. From there the book is amazing! I definitely recommend this! If...
  • Gypsy
    Nov 19, 2015
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