Gripping. Yes, this book did complete justice to that word.
SJ Watson’s Before I go to Sleep is one of those rare books that makes sense from the word go. The synopsis very clearly said that it’s the story about a woman who goes to sleep at night and wakes up in the morning with no memory of who she is or where she is or how she got to where she is. So I was prepared for it. What it doesn’t tell you, is how this book will get you, hook, line and sinker.
Christine wakes up every morning with a strange feeling – like she is in a place that she knows, but is no longer familiar with. However, when the first few moments of waking up have passed, she realizes that she does not remember anything much about her past. Before I go to Sleep is the story of a woman who unknowingly sets on a journey to discover her past and make sense of her present – only to forget it 24 hours later.
Unfortunately, this is one of those books about which I can only say this much. If I were to say anything more, it would end up being a spoiler – especially if you are someone like me who hates to be told more than necessary. I wish I could rave more about this book, but I simply cannot. So, I will stop here.
But I will go so far as to say that yes, this book is definitely on my list of books to recommend to people who like the genre of suspense. If you are one of them, do pick up this book and give it a shot. By the time I was midway through the book, I could not put it down. Just. Could. Not.