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Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
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May 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: crime-mystery-suspense
Recommended to Maggie by: everyone on good reads
Read in July, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Overall I can see why so many people rave about this book. It grips the reader from page 1, and the story keeps moving at a fast pace. The suspense is maintained throughout, with a variety of characters coming under suspicion at various times. The writing is not top class but it does the job it's meant to do - keeps the reader enthralled and guessing, and makes for a speedy read.

Only 4 stars from me because of the ending. Suddenly on the last page or two everyone in Christine's life is available to her and supportive, whereas only a few pages before they had all turned their backs on her, cut off communication and so on. Sure 'Ben' was a nutter who didn't make it easy for them to maintain contact. But I found the ending somehow less than satisfactory - all 'happy families' out of the blue. Aside from that a thoroughly enjoyable book.
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