Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson ~ Fiction Book Review

9736927This book has been described as a cross between Shutter Island and Momento. I’m not sure if I’d go that far with the accolades. It was a good read – suspenseful and twisty.

But – the amnesia trope gets annoying. It’s like a license to fill up space with repetitiveness. I understand the difficulty in dealing with a character who has lost their memory without being a bit repetitive, but is slows down the pacing and creates an underlying dullness. I’ve read books that have carried it off better.

And – you have a character that can’t remember anything, yet the plot is still a touch on the predictable side. I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen, but it was obvious that it was going to go in one of several directions, which it did.

Despite all this, the writing was good, and as a whole, I enjoyed the book. 4 stars, and another book that’s been sitting on my Kindle forever crossed off the list.

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