Before Girl on a Train, there was Before I Go to Sleep, a thriller by S.J. Watson. This was an excellent and suspenseful read. I read this a while ago, so am borrowing from the blurb for the book below. This is currently an e-book bargain.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011
: Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep. Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her, and he’s obligated to explain their life together on a daily basis–all the result of a mysterious accident that made Christine an amnesiac. With the encouragement of her doctor, Christine starts a journal to help jog her memory every day. One morning, she opens it and sees that she’s written three unexpected and terrifying words: “Don’t trust Ben.” Suddenly everything her husband has told her falls under suspicion. What kind of accident caused her condition? Who can she trust? Why is Ben lying to her? And, for the reader: Can Christine’s story be trusted? At the heart of S. J. Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep
is the petrifying question: How can anyone function when they can’t even trust themselves? Suspenseful from start to finish, the strength of Watson’s writing allows Before I Go to Sleep
to transcend the basic premise and present profound questions about memory and identity. One of the best debut literary thrillers in recent years, Before I Go to Sleep
deserves to be one of the major blockbusters of the summer. –Miriam Landis
The novel was later was a movie starring Nicole Kidman. I have not seen this but understand that the novel was better.
If you would like to learn more about grammar in the most fun and least painful way, pick up Lynn Truss’s Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It is a bargain today and worth a look. The title: Eats, shoots and leaves means something very different from Eats shoots and leaves. If you get that, maybe you don’t need the book but you will enjoy it!