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Lottie Moggach is a journalist who has written for The Times, Financial Times, Time Out, Elle, GQ and The London Paper. She lives in north London. Kiss Me First is her first novel.
A really intelligent, intimate, and ultimately human story awaits in this fabulous crime novel. Within a few months, Rob is due for release from an open prison in Brixton, when he meets a woman while out on day release, he is determined to hide his background from her yet there are desperate secrets on both sides. This is such a beautifully written novel from Lottie Moggach, for a dark novel it is vibrant, almost visual in effect. It feels real, as though this could be happening somewhere close by, right now. There was an immediate sense of place when I started to read, the run of Brixton Hill from the prison to the charity shop where Rob works comes alive. I felt a palpable connection to the characters, even those just appearing for a few pages. The suspense is exquisitely handled, while the atmosphere of the prison keeps pace with the turmoil in Rob’s mind. As the story neared its conclusion the heightened tension pulsated from the page through to my fingertips. Brixton Hill is an absolute gem, and is both a Liz Pick of the Month and Star Book too. Loved it, I really really loved it.
A clever scenario. A girl wishing to commit suicide ‘hires’ a web-double so her family and friends will believe she still lives. She then tells them she’s going abroad to start a new life and won’t be seeing anyone. Her double, Leila, continues the lie. Leila is our narrator. She is extremely thorough with her research and is quite happy impersonating her client until an old flame appears on the scene. Ill-prepared for an online attraction, Leila becomes obsessed with the man and things get both complicated and very interesting. The twist is lovely. A most unusual, intense read. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2013. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Kiss Me First a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'Kiss Me First is one of those books that grabs you from the very beginning...There is mystery here and an intricate plot that does not fail in keeping you interested making this an easy fast paced read.' - Edel Waugh. Scroll down to read more reviews.
Lottie Moggach's thrilling Kiss Me First is the inspiration for the major Channel 4 and Netflix TV series from the co-author of Skins, Bryan Elsey. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Teenage identity in the digital age is explored in this innovative, unsettling and powerful coming-of-age story about a life lived online. Sheltered and obsessive, Leila spends more time online than in the real world. So she seems like the ideal person to take over the virtual identity of the vivacious and fragile Tess, who wants to disappear. But even with all the facts at her fingertips, there are things that Leila can't possibly know about Tess - or herself - until it is too late . . .
Anna gave up everything she had in London - her flat, her job, her friends - to run away to Spain and live the dream with the handsome, complicated artist she had fallen in love with. They were building a life together, renovating a beautiful finca in the mountains - but then Michael left, with little more than a note to say goodbye, and Anna's future crashed around her ears. Now she runs a bar in the sleepy beach town of Marea, surrounded by British expats who moved out to find their own place in the sun and are secretly as homesick and stuck as Anna now feels. When a local man, Simon, offers to rent her house, Anna hopes it will pave the way for her escape. But Simon is not who he says he is, and it soon transpires that his tenants are a group of African migrants that Anna fears he may be exploiting. When a dead body washes up on the beach in mysterious circumstances, Anna realises she alone has the power to unravel the truth... Gripping, poignant, witty and brilliantly observed, Under the Sun is an unforgettable novel about heartbreak, identity, migration and finding a place to call home.
***Die Verfilmung des Buches erscheint ab Sommer 2018 als Netflix-Serie unter dem Originaltitel "e;Kiss Me First"e;.***Lottie Moggachs Roman rund um das Social-Media-Zeitalter verdeutlicht, wie das Internet unsere Vorstellung von Realitt und Identitt verndert. Okay, nehmen wir uns einmal dieses hypothetische Dilemma vor: Eine Frau leidet an einer Krankheit, die an und fr sich nicht lebensbedrohlich ist, aber ihre Lebensqualitt stark einschrnkt und auch nicht heilbar ist. Nach reiflicher berlegung kommt sie zu dem Schluss, ihrem Leben ein Ende zu setzen. Aber sie wei dass sie damit ihrer Familie und ihren Freunden groen Kummer bereiten wrde und handelt daher nicht. Dennoch wnscht sie sich verzweifelt den Tod und an dieser Einstellung ndert sich auch ber die Jahre nichts. Irgendwann kommt sie zu dir und sagt, ihr sei ein Weg eingefallen, wie sie ihren Plan in die Tat umsetzen kann, ohne ihre Familie und ihre Freunde unglcklich zu machen, aber dafr brauche sie deine Hilfe. Was wrdest du tun? Wrdest du ihr helfen?Lottie Moggach ist mit ihrem in Grobritannien unter dem Titel Kiss me first erschienen Debtroman fr junge Erwachsene fr zahlreiche Literaturpreise nominiert.
One of our Books of the Year 2013. Original, haunting and utterly gripping, Kiss Me First is The Talented Mr Ripley for the online age .... Fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson and Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller, will find Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First an electrifying and unputdownable debut. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2013. July 2013 Debut of the Month. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Kiss Me First a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'Kiss Me First is one of those books that grabs you from the very beginning...There is mystery here and an intricate plot that does not fail in keeping you interested making this an easy fast paced read.' - Edel Waugh. Scroll down to read more reviews.