Monday 18 December 2023

Carole´s Monday review: Before I go to sleep

Author: SJ Watson
Title: Before I Go to Sleep
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 360
Published: October 1, 2011
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Flint Library Sale)

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...

Memories define us.

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 be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.

I've had this on my self for quite some time. I picked this up at the Flint Library book sale eons ago. I think right before COVID started *does math* Dang! Forever agooo. 

Now, Christine has a little problem....when she goes to sleep and wakes up 95% of her memories are gone. She barely remembers who she even is sometimes. Her husband is the only person she has relied on and she is starting to think she can't trust him. 

This is like '50 First Dates' meets 'Memento'. I didn't and couldn't stop reading. I HAD to know. When I was 100 pages away I stayed up late to just finish it. WHOOPS. But omg that ending. 

The mystery was good. I thought I had it all figured out...things happened and I doubted my theory....and then I was right! YAYY!!!!!!!! Damn, but the details were still a mystery so it was fun unraveling it with Christine. 

Dang...this is a hard review to write because I don't want to spoil anything........

Yes, this was good and I loved how it was written. She is writing in her journal so we really only know what she knows when she backtracks and reads what she has written. It was fitting. 

The ending was SO good. I would have liked to see more of the resolution though. I will say no more of this so I don't spoil anything. 

Overall, this was really good! I loved it and I didn't and couldn't want to put this down. I wanted a hair more in the end, but this was really good. 4 stars from me. 

- #10 TBR Pile Reading


  1. I've also had this one on my shelf for years, and now it sounds like I need to read it!

  2. That does sound good. That would be hard to live with though, dang.

  3. Sounds like a unique mystery. Glad to hear it was a hit when you finally got to it!



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