Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? An original, haunting, and deeply chilling debut.
S J Watson was born in the Midlands, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years. In 2009 Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' Course, a programme that covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Before I Go to Sleep is the result. Now sold in over 30 languages around the world, Before I Go To Sleep has been also been acquired for film by Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, with Rowan Joffe to direct. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2011.
"A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller."--Lionel Shriver "Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read."--Tess Gerritsen "A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question--what do you have left when you lose yourself?"--Val McDermid "An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page."--Dennis Lehane "Combining the psychological screw-tightening of Patricia Highsmith with the high concept of Memento, S.J. Watson's BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is an amnesia thriller you won't soon forget."--Andrew Pyper, author of Lost Girls and The Guardians "A truly amazing debut. The central character, Christine, is beautifully drawn. It's hard to imagine a more compelling, believable and sympathetic portrayal of a damaged human being. I loved it from start to finish."--Mo Hayder, international bestselling author of Birdman "Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying in its thriller ending."--Anita Shreve