|Twelve Books In Twelve Months|
Title: Before I Go To Sleep
Author: SJ Watson
Christine had an accident and has been left unable to form new memories and to remember much of her life. She gets a shock whgen she wakes up each day and discovers that not only is she no longer the girl/teengaer that she thinks that she is, but that she is married. Keeping a journal for therapy, she discovers more than she thought...
This, I'll admit, is a good idea for a book. And, for the most part, it is a good book. there is a creeping sensation throughout the whole thing as Christine discovers more and more about her life.
The journal entry style works and we are in the somewhat unique position of learning about the main character at the same time she learns about herself. Medically, the book cannot be faulted, which is likely a result of the fact that Watson used to work in the NHS.
But, this is not actually a thriller. There's a bit right at the end of the book that tries to be, but it just seems a bit jarring. In addition, the thriller bit of the book seems to all hinge on one specific plot twist. Problem is, I worked out that would be the case almost from the begining.
This is a good book, but not brilliant. If yopu like books which give you a griowing uneasy feeling, go for it. If you're looking for a thriller, try something else.