Author: Watson S J
Brand: Penguin Random House
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Package Dimensions: 30x196x269
Number Of Pages: 384
Release Date: 05-01-2012
Details: Product Description
The book, Before I Go to Sleep belongs to the genre of thrillers. This book recounts the tale of a woman who wakes up one morning with a man next to her sleeping. She at first feels extremely ashamed of herself and tries to understand her situation and realizes that the man in the bed is her husband and she has lost two decades of her memory. What follows is her journey of reclaiming her life and identity from what she can gather through her journal entries in a diary and also tries to get through to the therapist who has been treating her from the day she suffered the accident which resulted in forgetting the events of the previous day every morning.
The book is an account of how an individual attempts to piece together the pieces of her life that are missing or hazy due to the memory loss she has suffered. Other than this, the book explores a condition wherein one would experience the loss of not just one’s identity but also the loss of peace of mind and happiness. The challenges of recalling whatever happened through the previous day the next morning. As the main character reaches the truth of her existence, she finds it to be enormous and cannot seem to accept the truth.
About the author:
S J Watson, an audiologist by profession has been working with hearing impaired children. He chose to debut with this book and sold the film rights even before the book was completed. His inspiration was from the real life account of a man who had forgotten about his existence at the age of eighty two following an operation at the age of 27.
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
About the Author
S.J. Watson, an English writer, was accepted at the Faber Academy for the first course Writing a Novel and the result was his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep. The rights to publish this international bestseller have been sold in 42 countries. Born in the West Midlands, Watson moved to London after studying Physics at the University of Birmingham. He is specialized as an audiologist and worked in various hospitals. The evenings and the weekends were devoted to writing fiction.