368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 in
August 26, 2014
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1443437697
ISBN - 13: 9781443437691
From the Publisher
Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. And every morning that man 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. But it's the phone call from a neurologist named Dr. Nash that directs her to her hidden journal. For the past few weeks, Christine has been recording her activities and rereading past entries, learning the facts of her life as retold by the husband upon whom she is completely dependent. As the entries accumulate, Christine finds herself asking more and more questions-about what she missed and what Ben might not be telling her…
About the Author
S. J. Watson lives in London.Before I Go to Sleepis his first novel, and was a major bestseller in many countries around the world.
“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.” —Dennis Lehane“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.” —People (4 stars)“The summer’s single most suspenseful plot belongs to Before I Go to Sleep. . . . pure page-turner.”—New York Times“Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read.” —Tess Gerritsen“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.” —Publishers Weekly (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.” —Booklist (starred review)“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.” —Library Journal“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 c