Before I Go to Sleep is author S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It was a bestseller before it was was even out in the mass market, and now the book is currently in the process of being made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman. I borrowed the book from a friend. Among all the great books on her bookshelf, Before I Go to Sleep really stood out. I read all 358 pages in two days, even though I had to stay up until 4 am the first day. For a while, I’d only been reading nonfiction. Before I Go to Sleep made me fall back in love with fiction.
I don’t want to spoil the ending, but, as great as the ending is, it did leave quite the cliff hanger. I would love a sequel just to see if the main character’s new life does work out, if she really has overcome the problem she’s been dealing with throughout the book.