Winner of CWA Best unabridged Crime Audiobook 2012.
Winner – CRIME THRILLER OF THE YEAR – BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
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 only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
©2011 S J Watson (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
“Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read.” (Tess Gerritsen)
“Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page - and satisfying in its thriller ending.” (Anita Shreve)
“A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.” (Lionel Shriver)
“A terrific first novel - well-written, genuinely unsettling and psychologically very plausible. Thrillers seldom come much better than this. Loved it, read it in one.” (Joanne Harris)
“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.” (Dennis Lehane)
“So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant. It's so rare to read a thriller that's perfect in every detail, but this one definitely qualifies!” (Sophie Hannah)
“A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question - what do you have left when you lose yourself?” (Val McDermid)
“A truly amazing debut. The central character, Christine, is beautifully drawn. It's hard to imagine a more compelling, believable and sympathetic portrayal of a damaged human being. I loved it from start to finish.” (Mo Hayder)
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"Long & Drawnout"
Very long and drawnout story, with an ending that just leaves you wondering. The story could have been wrapped up alot sooner.
I'm glad I was listening to it and not reading it as I think I would have given up!
"Really good book"
Generally I really enjoyed this book. The characters are good and the narrator did her job well. The 'big twist' at the end was predictable, but I would still recommend this book.
Enjoyed the story but felt it was longer than it needed to be. I liked the main character.
"It's a really good [audio] book. The suspense is maintained throughout the book"
It helps that the narrator is excellent, Susannah sounds a lot like Juliet Stevenson, a great narrator.
The author writes purely within the human mind and conscious. No special tricks, its a clever weave of one womams experience and how the simplest of things become something terrifying after a person has experienced total amnesia.
Very original and unique storyline keeps you hooked til the end-sometimes you think you've figured it out, then another curve ball makes you doubt.
Not a book you can listen to again by definition, but thoroughly recommended for the first time round.
annoying! tedious! guessed the 'twist' very early on and it was a miserable story! oh well, plenty more books out there!
"Before I Go To Sleep"
A fantastic book. well written and great story. definately recommend. A bit of an annoying end as not what I was expecting. good pace, gripping and somewhat takes over the readers ability to put down.
"guessed who it was!"
Great narration, intriguing story. My only issue was the storyline about one of the characters being in the Marines and then calling it the army - they are actually part of the Royal Navy.
"Another victim with amnesia"
Another storey about a victim who cannot remember what happened or who did it, but somehow knows something happened and sets about trying to find out what. This is a modern trend amongst authors, basically a whodunit but instead of having a detective investigating a crime picking up clues we have the victim of that crime doing the investigation and picking up clues. This book takes the amnesia theme a little further in that she cannot remember anything that happened yesterday let alone a few years ago, which is initially quite interesting but of course she has to have flash backs, she has to remember some things, she has to pick up some clues. Sound familiar? Land Of The Living, The Life I left Behind, The Girl on the Train, etc. Read it.
I literally couldn't stop listening this it was so good! Just a great story, very well read, but make sure you have plenty of free time when you pick it up!
One of the best I've listened to for story and performance
It has a similar feel as 'the Girl On The Train' - suspenseful
A really good example of a thriller where you are kept guessing as much as the main character. I couldn't take my headphones off.
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