'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...'
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love — all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Summary: (No spoilers)
A lot happened in this one. Christine, the MC, has amnesia. She has the kind like in 50 first dates, where she can remember everything up until she has a deep sleep. I still have trouble with this concept, but I set that aside to read the book.
She has a journal that she writes in every day because once she goes to sleep and wakes up she won't remember yesterday. Every morning her poor husband has to tell her who he is, and she has to look into the mirror seeing a woman in her 40s when she expected to be in her 20s. (That bit depressed me, because it would feel like a loss of yourself every day.)
A loooooot happens, but since I won't give spoilers I don't know what else to say :) other than a lot of plot twists happen and it's exciting!
There were a few things I didn't love about BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, but as I've said before (and I guarantee I'll say again) I am a plot girl, and the plot pushed me through this one.
It was recommended to my by my aunt, she read it in one sitting. I also wanted to read it before the movie came out. I wanted to see GONE GIRL, but as I still haven't read the book I am waiting for the movie.
So the things that bothered me... The author doesn't use contractions. I know, I know, this is a personal choice from one writer to the next. But I can't help it, it drives me nuts to read "I cannot do it" in one sentence of narrative by a MC and then "I screwed him" in the next. In my opinion, someone who thinks/says the word screwed (and the F*bomb and even the C-word...) would also think or say can't instead of cannot. BUT I do recognize that this is a personal pet peeve. So I let it go and kept reading. It wasn't enough to stop me right away.
The other thing that bothered me was a bit of the character development. There were a few things that the MC would say about herself and then it'd never be brought back up again or shown. It wasn't a huge problem, but it bothered me a little bit.
The positives: THE PLOT! I was guessing the whole time, and though a few of my predictions were right, somehow I was still surprised at the end. The plot kept me reading through the entire book, even when there was a bit of repetitiveness (which, let's be honest, with a MC with amnesia how could you not have some repetition).
My last reaction to the book was that I wished it went just one more page, one more chapter. I wanted to more!
Yes, but with a caveat. There were little things that bugged me, and the pace is a bit slow to start, but if you can get past that then I would recommend this to anyone who like mysteries/thrillers of the Adult category.