Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Published: April 28, 2011
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child, thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me…
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.
Imagine going to sleep each night knowing you won’t remember a thing in the morning. How do you trust that people are who they say they are? What’s real, what’s not?
This story has me hooked immediately and I found myself totally invested in finding out what was the truth. The first half of the book can move a little slow and feel a tad repetitive, but it’s solely because the main character suffers from severe amnesia and her days DO repeat themselves each day. The second half moved much faster for me and had me dying to find out what was real and what wasn’t.
The plot was very cool…different than anything else I’ve read. The characters were written in a way that I felt they were all suspect. I trusted none of them at any point fully…which is exactly how the main character felt, constantly.
The only reason I have this 4 stars instead of 5 was because there were a few small plot holes or inconsistencies that I noticed. But other than those little things…excellent read!
This is another book that apparently has a movie adaptation…one that I have never heard of. So, I’m sure I’ll sit down and watch it eventually (even though the reviews aren’t great on that)…if I could just decide not to read instead 😉