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Before I Go to Sleep
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When a mysterious countess arrives to live at a large, deserted house on the edge of a sleepy Hampshire village, the local tongues start wagging. But the countess is troubled - by her memories, her name, and by anonymous threats to reveal a ruinous secret. It is, she has decided, up to her close friend, a successful romantic novelist who has come to stay for the summer, to pen her memoirs and put the record straight. No one is more intrigued than Cecily Chadwick, idling away the long, hot summer of with nothing much to do. For aspiring writer Cecily, the novelist's presence only adds to the strange pull of the house. But it is the countess's grandson, Jack, his unanswered questions about his grandmother's past and his desire to know the truth, that draws Cecily further into the tangled web of the countess's life, and the place known as Temple Hill. An absorbing, evocative and rich period drama of buried secrets and lost love set in Italy and England.
As bits and pieces of her memories unfold, the shocking truth and terrifying moments of "the accident" come together to disclose a great twist within a unique storyline. A bit far-fetched here and there, but who cares Could Not Put It Down! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
At first Minnesota, an aspiring writer nicknamed after her home state , encounters little more in the way of adventure than would-be lotharios attracted by her dewy prettiness but who bridle at her roving intellect. One night, however, after a party on the East Side, Minnesota has to fight off a man who shoves his way into her apartment and is only spared from rape when her neighbour Lucy chases him off with a broom. For Minnesota, the Baroness comes to represent something vital: female aggression unsheathed. Her narration includes chunks of a mystery novel that her younger self, Minnesota, commenced after moving into a grim apartment on the Upper West Side. But a more compelling story was unfolding on the other side of her apartment wall. In her breakthrough novel What I Loved , a dazzling literary thriller set in the New York art world, Hustvedt invested a tale of suspense with intellectual bite and haunting passion. Sixteen years later, she seems to feel less obliged to bring her storylines to a thunderous crescendo.