Kiss Me First

Kiss Me First

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By (author) Lottie Moggach

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  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 9 July 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0385679866
  • ISBN 13: 9780385679862

Product description

A chilling and intense first novel, this is 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 website 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 website's founder, a brilliant and elusive man named Adrian. Leila is thrilled when Adrian asks to meet her, and is 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 email, 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, and to others, for good, and for ill.

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Author information

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 the Financial Times, Time Out, ELLE, GQ, and others. Kiss Me First is her first novel.

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“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