Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

I’ve spent this year reading books that I normally wouldn’t even think about reading for a change of pace, and this one did not disappoint! Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson is a thriller about Christine, a woman who has a fictional type of amnesia where she cannot retain short-term memory. The book had my heart pounding with each new discovery, and I was rooting for Christine to find out who she was and what truly happened to her. watching in disbelief as Christine wonders who could she trust in her inner circle since she couldn’t recall anyone. S.J. Watson, the author of Before I Go to Sleep, does an excellent job with the twists and turns, leading the reader down one path to another and piecing together Christine’s extraordinary life.

This book is a fantastic psychological thriller! Though the middle bit was a little redundant, it was nice to hold off on the heart-pounding section for a while and learn more about Christine and what drove her. Reading this was a nice change of pace for me, and I enjoyed the book so much I couldn’t put it down. I also checked checked out the audiobook version, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, on Libby so I could continue with the book while doing my errands. Cassidy’s narration was superb, she changes up her voice for the each character and you will swear that it is a different narrator. She is the best narrator I have heard for a book by far, and I enjoyed her narration so much that I started the book over to listen to her read it all.

Sherry Sabins
Library Assistant

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
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