BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Christine wakes in a strange bed beside a man she does not recognise. In the bathroom she finds a photograph of him taped to the mirror, and beneath it the words ‘Your husband’.

Each day, Christine wakes knowing nothing of her life. Each night, her mind erases the day. But before she goes to sleep, she will recover fragments from her past, flashbacks to the accident that damaged her, and then - mercifully - she will forget.

Chilling, exquisitely crafted and compulsively readable, S J Watson’s debut novel Before I Go to Sleep is a psychological thriller of the highest order. It asks primary questions. Are there things best not remembered? Who are we if we do not know our own history? How do we love without memory?

S J Watson’s brilliant novel is now a major motion film directed by Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock),

starring Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

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PRAISE FOR BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Lionel Shriver

‘A cracking good thriller’ 

Sophie Hannah

'So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant.'

Joanne Harris

'Thrillers seldom come much better than this. Loved it.'

Val McDermid

A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question - what do you have left when you lose yourself?’ 

Mo Hayder

'I loved it from start to finish.'

Anita Shreve

'Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page.'

Denis Lehane

'It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.'

© S J WATSON 2020