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Before I Go to Sleep (Paperback)

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The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback--a disturbing psychological thriller, reminiscent of Shutter Islandand Memento, in which an amnesiac desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is and who she can trust.

-Thebest debut novel I've ever read.---Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series

-Anexceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished thelast page.- --Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Moonlight Mile

S. J. Watson makes his powerful debut with this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller, reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form newmemories, desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is--and whoshe can trust.

Praise For…


“Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That’s the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You’ll stay up late reading until you know.”
-People (4 stars)

“The summer’s single most suspenseful plot belongs to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. . . . pure page-turner.”
-New York Times

“Memories—real, false, and a bit of both—are at the heart of Watson’s haunting, twisted debut…. Watson handles what could have turned into a cheap narrative gimmick brilliantly, building to a chillingly unexpected climax.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This mesmerizing, skillfully written debut novel works on multiple levels. It is both an affecting portrait of the profound impact of a debilitating illness and a pulse-pounding thriller whose outcome no one could predict.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Watson’s debut novel unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compellingly hypnotic. . . . Watson’s pitch–perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they’ve closed the cover on this remarkable book.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An intriguingly fresh look at the amnesia-focused psychological thriller. . . . A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot.”
-Library Journal

“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.”
-Dennis Lehane

“Quite simply the best debut novel I have ever read.”
-Tess Gerritsen

“A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.”
-Lionel Shriver

“Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying in its thriller ending.”
-Anita Shreve

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062060563
ISBN-10: 0062060562
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012
Pages: 360
Language: English

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From the publisher:

"In this richly imaginative debut novel, the first running of the Kentucky Derby serves as the backdrop for a story of what might have been had Abraham Lincoln survived his assassination and lived to retire with Mary to Springfield.  Derby historian Ross R. Moore provides an accurate account of the origins of the famous race, while creating a detailed and entirely plausible world through which the Lincoln's journey to Louisville to meet old friends and to face another deadly threat.  Part horse racing saga, part travelogue, part historical fantasy, part suspense thriller, chock full of sly bits of "stealth history" befitting its educator author, and peopled with memorable characters both real and imaginary, the result is an entertaining and engaging yarn and rewarding read."

Ross R. Moore is an educator, storyteller, and singer-songwriter living in San Diego.  A native of Kentucky where he attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville, he was for several years a museum educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, sharing the history of the race with visitors. Now he brings this story to a wider audience, drawing upon his knowledge of Derby lore to form the backdrop of this, his first novel.

New Novel about Crawfish Bottom

Book cover: Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw a story by Ron Rhody

Local author, Ron Rhody has written a new novel "Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw" about the infamous John Fallis.

Ron is author of the "Theo" books about Frankfort.

Author Ron Rhody and store owner Lizz Taylor

Ron Rhody was in the store to sign copies of his new book recently.

So we have a limited quantity of signed copies of King of Craw that would make great presents.