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September 19, 2011 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Need name of a book of fiction reviewed several months ago (NYT, WSJ or LA Times) about memory loss. A woman in her 30's wakes up (next to her husband she does not recognize) and remembers nothing about her current life.
posted by TRAVIS'MOM to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's Before I Go To Sleep, S.J. Watson.
posted by something something at 1:33 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hi! First of all, it looks like there's a good candidate for the book you're looking for - if it turns out it isn't Watson's book, feel free to add a comment letting us know so we can look more.

Just as a friendly note, though, I should point out that on the Internet, writing IN ALL CAPS like this is usually understood to mean "shouting." Plus, it's just harder to read things that are in all caps. There's a Caps Lock key next to the A button on your keyboard; if you find yourself TYPING LIKE THIS and you don't intend to, you can just press it again to disable it.

Hope that helps! And welcome to Metafilter!
posted by Tomorrowful at 1:44 PM on September 19, 2011 [14 favorites]


[Fixed the all-caps, carry on.]
posted by cortex at 2:02 PM on September 19, 2011


I don't believe this was the title. I am not remembering it described as a thriller or the husband
as the antagonist. Thanks for the heads up on the "all caps".
posted by TRAVIS'MOM at 2:11 PM on September 19, 2011


I don't see this book being reviewed by any of the publications you listed, but is it "Remember Me?"? That site says the woman is 28, not in her 30s, so that's probably not it. Gosh I'm helpful.
posted by SixteenTons at 2:23 PM on September 19, 2011


Not a thriller, but "woman wakes up with memory loss" is one of the plotlines of 50 First Dates. It's a romantic comedy from 2004, though, not a book as far as I know.
posted by Telpethoron at 2:30 PM on September 19, 2011


I really think that it's Before I Go To Sleep as mentioned by others earlier. Sticherbeast has posted a link to the LA Times review, and here is the WSJ article published in May this year. Meets all the criteria you listed.
posted by peripathetic at 3:14 PM on September 19, 2011


If it's not the Watson book, is it What Alice Forgot?
posted by leesh at 3:18 PM on September 19, 2011


Hi Mom. Here is the Times' review of the afore mentioned book. The review doesn't go into enough detail to really call it a thriller nor mention her husband. So maybe that's it.
posted by travis08 at 9:59 PM on September 19, 2011


Thank you everyone. Yes, it is Before I Go to Sleep--- - just ordered it from Amazon!
ps Travis, call your Mom.
posted by TRAVIS'MOM at 10:28 AM on September 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


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