Wednesday, July 20, 2011
BEFORE I SLEEP - BY S.J. WATSON
Christine has suffered a traumatic brain injury. That much we know. She wakes up each morning and is not sure where she is, who she is lying in bed with, how her body got to look as old as it currently does, or why she doesn't recognize any of the photographs strategically placed around the home. Chris suffers from amnesia. Every day she begins anew - a type of perpetual Groundhog Day, for those of you familiar with that movie.
Since Christine can't remember any of the details of how she got to where she is, she also can't remember who to trust. Is the man who claims to be her husband and claims to take care of her really who he says he is? Is the doctor who is claiming that he can help her with new treatments really keeping her best interests at heart? What about her family? Her friends? What really happened to them?
This book kept me guessing from page one. I kept thinking I knew what was going on, only to discover that I knew nothing! It was an exciting page turner... one that I simply couldn't put down until I knew the whole story. I loved it!
Before I Go To Sleep is now sold in over 30 languages around the world. It has been acquired by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free, with Rowan Joffe set to direct. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2011. Make sure to read it first. You know books are always better than the films. I will definitely be checking this film out too, though!