Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson
GENRE: Suspense | PAGES: 366
My rating: ★★★★★
This page-turner of a book blew me away with its originality. Before I Go To Sleep captured and drew me in from the start—an intriguing meeting between a woman who woke not knowing herself and a man who offered an explanation.
Christine awakens to the same confusion every day until a Dr Nash returns a journal to her—a journal that bears her name, a journal that warns her not to trust the man who says he is her husband. Reading page after page in what she assumes is her own handwriting is like witnessing someone else’s life but the truths that unfold and the danger she is in is very much her own.
Each journal entry is, on its own, an event that captivates you; together, it builds and builds to a peak rather than an ending, and it doesn’t disappoint. The mystery behind Christine’s condition is solved and her future is left satisfyingly open for the reader to choose.
Even if a psychological thriller isn’t your usual, I’d urge you to read this anyway. It may well be just the story that changes your mind.