Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

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...Moggach...offers an engaging and suspenseful look at the subtle perils the web presents to the human condition.
-Financial Times

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A chilling and intense first novel, the story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman.

When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on Red Pill, a chat forum for ethical debate, Leila comes into her own, impressing the Web site's founder, a brilliant and elusive man named Adrian. Leila is thrilled when Adrian asks to meet her, flattered when he invites her to be part of "Project Tess." Tess is a woman Leila might never have met in real life. She is beautiful, urbane, witty, and damaged. As they e-mail, chat, and Skype, Leila becomes enveloped in the world of Tess, learning every single thing she can about this other woman—because soon, Leila will have to become her. An ingeniously plotted novel of stolen identity, Kiss Me First is brilliantly frightening about the lies we tell—to ourselves, to others, for good, and for ill.
 

About Lottie Moggach

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A London native from a family of acclaimed writers, LOTTIE MOGGACH attended Sussex University before she began a career in journalism at The Times. There, she worked as a feature writer, book reviewer, and columnist for several years. She currently publishes in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Financial Times, Time Out, Elle, GQ, and others. Kiss Me First is her first novel.








Author Residence: London








Author Hometown: London
 
Published July 9, 2013 by Anchor. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Alex Clark on Jul 19 2013

Moggach has done a great job of folding these issues into a suspense novel that is classy, frightening and upsetting. It will be fascinating to see what she writes next.

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Kirkus

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on Mar 25 2013

An interesting first book that manages to incorporate technology into a sexy psychological thriller that holds the reader’s attention until it reaches the oddly tame ending.

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Financial Times

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Reviewed by Tamzin Baker on Jul 12 2013

...Moggach...offers an engaging and suspenseful look at the subtle perils the web presents to the human condition.

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