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Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062060556
0062060554
Call Number: FICTION WATSON 2011
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 24 cm

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Forty-seven-year-old Christine Lucas awakes every morning believing she is still in her twenties and single. This is both a study of debilitating memory loss and a pulse-pounding thriller.

Christine wakes up everyday not knowing where she is or who she is. Until she reads her journal. And while she is finding herself, she must slowly find out what really happened to her and what her future holds. An intriguing story that will keep pulling you in as Christine's story is revealed.

Christine wakes up everyday not knowing where she is or who she is. Until she reads her journal. And while she is finding herself, she must slowly find out what really happened to her and what her future holds. An intriguing story that will keep pulling you in as Christine's story is slowly revea... Read More »

A fast-paced psychological thriller revolving around an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form new memories, desperately trying to uncover the truth about who she is—and who she can trust.

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multcolib_susannel May 09, 2016

A woman who has lost her short term memory and wakes up every morning scared because she doesn't recognize the man in bed with her. Not to worry, it's her husband. Or is it?


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jpnevins
May 06, 2021

Don't usually like thrillers/suspense, but for some reason I'm drawn to stories about memory. Very captivating. You may also like What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty or Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante.

loonylovesgood Apr 25, 2021

A well-written thriller that kept me guessing until almost the very end. Maybe not as shocking as some of the other thrillers are these days, but still very good.

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C0987
Mar 08, 2021

Finished this in about a day. It's a good book. I was hoping for more of a twist at the end but then again, I could just have very high expectations because of other thrillers I've read in the past. Anyways, this is definitely worth a read.

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wmtlady
Jan 14, 2021

Very good debut novel; it will remind readers of other books they have read, but still, a good first book. If you liked "Fifty First Dates" "The Silent Patient" and "Sometimes I Lie", this book will entertain you.

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sarahlinette
Nov 30, 2020

Awesome book. Highly recommend, good twists and interesting character development. One of my favorite books!

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jenniferkuntz
May 10, 2020

Just the right level of nerve wracking tension, with a quick pace and enough twists for you to stay glued to the page!

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therapymutt
Jan 25, 2020

GREAT SURPRISE ENDING

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DBurds51
Jul 27, 2019

Recommended by the authors of "The Wife Between Us"

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EljayJohnson
Jul 21, 2019

More ridiculous coincidences and plot holes than the average "Die Hard" movie - without the over-the-top fun. I knew the "surprising" ending a quarter of the way through the book. The best I can say is that it was readable enough for me to finish it.

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ksdsouza27
Jul 12, 2019

I read this book based on a recommendation from one of the library staff. It was exactly what I was looking for. If you like books similar to those written by Gillian Flynn or Liane Moriarty, give this one a try.

If you've never read either of the authors mentioned above, this book is a great psychological thriller. I couldn't put it down because I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. Definitely give it a try!

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Pisinga
May 22, 2013

“What are we, if not an accumulation of memories?”

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Andreinac13
Aug 28, 2012

There were never going to be any happy endings for me. I know that now. But that is all right.

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Sep 26, 2012

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lonewolf8
Jun 27, 2015

Christine has a rare type of amnesia. She can function throughout the day making short-term memories perfectly fine, but at night when she goes to sleep, each day vanishes. She cannot convert her short term memories into long term memories. As she begins keeping a journal at the encouragement of a new doctor, Christine slowly starts to untangle a web of truth, and deceit, but remains unsure what or whom to trust

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