Teaser Tuesday – Before I Go to Sleep

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I just have to do a teaser from Before I Go to Sleep, because I am loving this book SO much.

Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson

Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson

From Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson

With a shudder, I realized that he has done all this before. His grief is not new. It has had the time to be down within him, to become part of his foundations, rather than something that rocks them.

It is only my grief that is fresh, every day.

______________________

I feel like I ought to ask more questions, ought to show more interest, but there is little point. Anything he tells me now I will have forgotten by the time I wake tomorrow. Today is all I have.

______________________

This morning, I went into the kitchen. My life, I thought, is built on quicksand. It shifts from one day to the next. Things I think I know are wrong, things I am certain of, facts about my life, myself, belong to years ago. All the history I have reads like fiction. Dr. Nash, Ben. Adam, and now Claire. They exist, but as shadows in the dark. As strangers, they crisscross my life, connecting, disconnecting. Elusive, ethereal. Like ghosts.

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