Memories define us.There was so much hype surrounding this book when it was published and this strangely put me off. I wish I hadn't been though as Before I Go to Sleep is a stunning book.
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.
Christine wakes up every morning knowing absolutely nothing. Not her name, her past, her hair colour, her house and her husband Ben. She relys on Ben for everything, he patiently explains it all to her every time she wakes up. He holds all of her memories and past experiences. How does she know he is telling the truth though, she has no memory so how can she be sure that he is not lying and why would he lie?
Before I Go to Sleep is a very sinister book but it's such a good read. Christine is so incredibly vulnerable and you begin to gain a picture of how terrifying it must be each time she wakes up.
S.J. Watson is very clever at building up the tension and suspense . I was constantly guessing at the outcome and I found myself analysing everything the characters said to see if I could catch them out.
I think this book works so well as it is entirely plausible, that makes it even more frightening.
Before I Go to Sleep is an excellent book and I was totally captivated by Christine and her terrifying situation. I would urge anyone to read this book, it is compulsive reading as soon as you start the first page.
Dot Scribbles Rating: 5/5