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Who Can You Believe – A Review of Before I Go To Sleep
Imagine waking up and not recognizing the room you fell asleep in. Confused you walk to the bathroom and your reflection is not what you expect either, you’re about 20 years older than you thought you were. Panic starts to sink in, “what’s going on?” you ask yourself. You finally recognize your eyes and realize it is you in the mirror, but you continue to wonder how did this happen?
This is just a typical morning for Christine Lucas who loses her memories every night while she sleeps. Thankfully, her husband Ben is always there waiting for her when she wakes up to explain that she had an accident, over twenty years ago, that caused serious memory loss.
As the day goes on Christine has breakfast, does some cleaning and then receives a call from her doctor. He tells her that they have been meeting for a while working together to improve her memory. But of course, she doesn’t remember him. He directs her to her purse where she pulls out a date book with an appointment written down for today and she begins to believe he’s telling the truth. But her husband didn’t mention that she had a doctor’s appointment, shouldn’t he have reminded her? No, her doctor said they were meeting in secret and her husband had no idea.
Who can you trust when every morning you wake up and can’t remember who you are, where you are or what happened to you? This is the focus for the wonderfully suspenseful audio book, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. I was on the edge of my seat from the very first chapter and I could not stop listening. Orlagh Cassidy was a wonderful narrator and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys trying to solve a mystery.