"It's the story's everyday believability that makes "Kiss Me First "so chilling. . . . As Leila becomes more and more fixated on her Internet persona, Moggach sucks us into the rabbit hole of her dangerous obsession with deftly timed twists and memorable characters." --"Entertainment Weekly," A-
"As Moggach's debut chillingly demonstrates, the virtual world is scant protection from messy, utterly human emotions." --"People"
"Moggach's debut draws the reader into a . . . bizarre game of chance and deceit. . . . Moggach has drawn a young woman who is convincingly naive in the ways of the world and incapable of making good decisions. The story crackles with tension . . . A sexy psychological thriller." --"Kirkus"
"Moggach's impressive debut, a gripping psychological thriller, 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. Memorable and fast-moving." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
""Kiss Me First" has deft, expert writing, a startlingly original plot, and two central characters--cerebral, sheltered, obsessive Leila and charismatic, unstable Tess--who leap off the page. This is a dark, disturbing, needle-sharp exploration of how the internet age is transforming our idea of reality and identity." --Tana French, author of "In The Woods" and "Broken Harbor"
"Lottie Moggach's very smart "Kiss Me First" is a moving coming of age story hidden within a harrowing mystery. Moggach explores a lot of dark territory--suicide, alienation, innocence betrayed--yet somehow she's managed to write an unexpectedly warm-hearted novel. The book is narrated by Leila, a modern-day feral child, raised not by wolves or bears but the Internet. We watch as she makes her way in from her personal wilderness and teaches herself how to be human--how to know what love is, for instance, withoutgshow more