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Before I Go To Sleep

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Before I Go To Sleep

A Novel

"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 this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller,reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who,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.

"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 this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller,reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who,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.

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  • S. J. Watson was born in the Midlands and lives in London. His first novel was the award-winning Before I Go to Sleep, which has sold nearly five million copies in more than forty languages around the world.

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  • People (4 stars)

    "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."

  • New York Times

    "The summer's single most suspenseful plot belongs to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. . . . pure page-turner."

  • Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "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."

  • Booklist (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."

  • Kirkus Reviews (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."

  • Library Journal

    "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."

  • Dennis Lehane

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

  • Tess Gerritsen

    "Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read."

  • Lionel Shriver

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

  • Anita Shreve

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

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