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Book Review, Before I Go to Sleep, S.J Watson

Wow this book is amazing, I know I say that about every book I read, but I have read some great books. My great friend Ruth recommended I read this, and I am so glad I did it is riveting; I read it in a week. And it takes me ages to read a book.
Every day when Christine wakes up she has no recollection of where she is, and whom the man is laying next to her in bed. When she looks in the mirror she discovers to her horror she is 20 years older. Her husband patiently explains she was in a road accident 20 years ago and has not retained her memory since that day, and wakes up exactly the same every day. Not a single memory of the last 20 years.
When Ben leaves for work she gets a call from Dr. Nash who explains he is her doctor and tells her to read her journal, which she has hidden in the bottom of her wardrobe. It reveals alarming facts that are helping Christine rebuild her memory piece by piece. 
The most alarming discovery is that in huge writing over the front of her journal she has written Don’t Trust Ben! She needs to discover why, and piece together all the fragments of memory to discover exactly what her past is.
This book is fantastic; I could not put it down. I loved its unpredictability it was like a dark version of 50 first dates. It is gripping all the way through; I couldn’t wait to see what memories or discoveries Christie would stumble upon in her groundhog day life. It all culminates into a great ending. I would definitely recommend this as a must read.

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  1. London Mum
    2nd September 2014 / 3:55 pm

    Sounds like something I’d really enjoy!! I’ll make sure I read this. I reviewed a book by Rosamund Lupton on my blog, her books are amazing too and have a similar theme to this book xx

    • 7th September 2014 / 3:57 pm

      I will look for that books thanks and yes it is a great read x

  2. 2nd September 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Ooh thanks, this sounds great and I will definitely read it. I’ve been after a good book for ages! #TriedTested

    • 7th September 2014 / 3:59 pm

      Another one is Steven king 11.22.63 its about Kennedy assignation its amazing x

  3. Heledd in Lavender
    10th October 2014 / 7:47 pm

    I read this book a couple of years ago and like you really enjoyed it. It’s a real page turner and loved how it really kept me guessing to the very end. Can’t wait to see the film now! I hope they do it justice and don’t change too much.

    Heledd x

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