Praise for Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDS (UK)
"As governments' use of the internet is under the spotlight, Moggach...
offers an engaging and suspenseful look at the subtle perils the web
presents to the human condition."
"The potentialities and pitfalls of contemporary communication are
brilliantly explored here. Lost souls are deftly brought together in the
plot, their rational thinking in some way skewed by the tensions in
"You can't exactly call Lottie Moggach's debut, Kiss Me First, a
high-tech thriller... But it's the story's everyday believability
that makes Kiss Me First so chilling... Moggach sucks us into the
rabbit hole of her dangerous obsession with deftly timed twists and
"Moggach's debut draws the reader into a series of events that bring
together three very disparate individuals and puts them into a bizarre
game of chance and deceit... In Leila, Moggach has drawn a young
woman who is convincingly naïve in the ways of the world and incapable
of making good decisions. The story crackles with tension until the end...
An interesting first book that manages to incorporate technology
into a sexy psychological thriller."
"A gripping psychological thriller, [Kiss Me First] is all the more
disturbing for its plausibility... Moggach's skill in plotting means
readers won't anticipate the twists and turns built into the story,
making for an intensely enjoyable reading experience."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A startlingly modern novel which is a page turner, a character study
and an examination of the rights and responsibilities around suicide.
Expect huge media interest: this really is the book that everyone will