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3.00004563292872 out of 53.00004563292872 out of 53.00004563292872 out of 53.00004563292872 out of 53.00004563292872 out of 5 3.00 (65,742 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. J. Watson Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Based upon a deceptively simple premise, 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.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[A] 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)

  • “[A] mesmerizing, skillfully written debut…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 exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.”

    Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River

  • “Having read the book once I was compelled to read it again, enjoying the special pleasure of noting clues missed or misinterpreted the first time. Certain books are so good that they remind you of the vast pleasures good writers can give you if you’re willing to pay them attention. If you can stand the chill, Before I Go to Sleep is a delicious summer treat.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “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.”


  • “Exceptionally accomplished…The structure is so dazzling it almost distracts you from the quality of the writing. No question, this is a very literary thriller…The most unnerving aspect of Before I Go to Sleep is the way it is rooted in the domestic, the suburban, the trivial. Forget whizz-bang futurism: it proceeds from ordinary life in tiny, terrifying steps, and is all the better for it.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Relentless pacing in Watson’s intriguing debut psychological thriller draws the reader into Christine’s race to figure out who to trust and how to recover her life.”

    Library Journal

  • “Suspenseful from start to finish, the strength of Watson’s writing allows Before I Go to Sleep to transcend the basic premise and present profound questions about memory and identity. One of the best debut literary thrillers in recent years.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Selected for the July 2011 Indie Next List
  • A 2011 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2012 Macavity Award Nominee for Best First Mystery Novel
  • A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2011 CWA New Blood Dagger
  • A 2011 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • A RUSA Reading List Selection: Adrenaline

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kirby foster | 2/14/2017

    " I've been looking high and low for a book to give me the same satisfaction that I got from Gone Girl. Before I Go to Sleep did not disappoint, the experience of the main character not only titillating, but so well written it will literally pull you into her skin. The twists are great but aside from that it has an emotional rawness that keeps your heart beating and the page turning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Perri | 2/5/2014

    " Great book. The diary format slightly restricts believability and got a little tedious, but wasn't off-putting. Read it, and don't skip ahead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/1/2014

    " A little predictable but thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emelia Lennon hutchinson | 1/27/2014

    " Again great idea but it was let down by the ending however if you have a few hours to spare I would definatley recomend it as it does keep you hooked. "

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