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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach
  

Kiss Me First

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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.

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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.

If you like Lottie Moggach you might also like to read books by Mark Haysom, Caroline Kepnes and Gerard Kelly.

Synopsis

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She's read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family. Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life. At first, Leila finds it easy to assume Tess's identity, and no one has any reason to distrust her. But as Leila is soon to discover, there is much more to a person than the facts and there are things about life you can learn only by living it ...

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We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Kiss Me First. You can read their reviews below.

Edel Waugh - '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.' Click here to read the full review.

Ruth Richards - '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.' Click here to read the full review.

Joan Hill - 'This novel had an ingenious plot and was very readable.' Click here to read the full review.

Glynis Elliott - 'Kiss Me First is a novel which had me engrossed from the first page, which is a rare occurrence.' Click here to read the full review.

Suzanne Marsh - www.ireadnovels.wordpress.com - ' I loved reading this unusual novel, I think the younger generation of Facebook users will love reading this.' Click here to read the full review.

Richard Hamlin - 'Kiss Me First is an intriguing and original debut novel by Lottie Moggach... it isn’t a page turner but it does contain some enjoyable black humour and droll commentary and for that reason it was a worthwhile read.' Click here to read the full review.

Praise for Lottie Moggach:

'A brave, poignant and humane novel about society's taboos -- and the cost of breaking them. Lottie Moggach has put her finger to the pulse of our times.'
Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture

'Witty, suspenseful, satirical and bold. A Patricia Highsmith for the Facebook age.'
Polly Samson, author of Perfect Lives

'Lottie Moggach's very smart Kiss Me First is a moving coming of age story hidden within a harrowing mystery... The story's suspense will keep you reading, but it's Leila's surprisingly emotional journey toward selfhood that will stick with you long after you've finished this wonderful first novel.'
Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan

About the Author

Lottie Moggach

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.

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Publication date

4th July 2013

Author

Lottie Moggach

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
All Shortlists and Winners
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781447233190

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