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Friend Request : The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year

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***THE TOP TEN EBOOK BESTSELLER***'Twisty and gripping' Erin Kelly'I read it in one go' Marian Keyes'I loved it' Rachel Abbott Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead . . . isn't she?When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops.Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there's much she didn't know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again - until now. . .THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE'S RAVING ABOUT - perfect for fans of He Said/She Said, The Couple Next Door and I See You.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 165 x 236 x 35mm | 638g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751569151
  • 9780751569155
  • 4,696

About Laura Marshall

Friend Request is Laura Marshall's first novel, and is an ebook number one bestseller. It was also shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2016, and was runner-up in the Bath Novel Award 2016. Laura lives with her family in Kent.show more

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An astonishingly good debut * Sun * Just try to keep the chills away when Louise gets a Facebook request from a "friend" who's been dead for 25 years. * Cosmopolitan US * An accomplished debut novel which not only boasts an engrossing storyline, but also perfectly captures teenage angst and the need to be accepted . . . Marshall shows real promise to become a firm thriller favourite. * Irish News * Intriguing and compulsive, this deftly plotted debut asks uncomfortable questions about the nature of friendship - both on Facebook and in real life. I raced to the end. * Louise Candlish * A gripping read * Closer * FRIEND REQUEST by Laura Marshall is a cleverly plotted, enticing mix of suspense, regret and redemption. Marshall skillfully skips back in forth in time, building unrelenting tension in this utterly riveting psychological thriller. After reading FRIEND REQUEST, I will never look at social media the same way again * New York Times bestselling author, Heather Gudenkauf * Utterly gripping and so astute on the dangerous dynamics of teenage girl friendships * Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad * A slick psychological thriller with a killer hook * Red Online * This thriller grips you right from the tag line . . . An accomplished debut novel with insights into social media, its dangers and how much we leave ourselves open online * i News * Imagine getting a Facebook message from a schoolfriend whose death you blame yourself for . . . That's the eerie premise for Laura Marshall's unnerving novel, FRIEND REQUEST, about mean girls and dark secrets. * Good Housekeeping * An incredible debut novel that's not to be missed! Fantastic writing that instantly drew me in. I simply couldn't put it down - such a fast-paced, exciting thriller with some unexpected twists and turns. I loved it! * Hollie Overton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Baby Doll * I couldn't put it down! * Jenny Blackhurst, author of the number one ebook bestseller How I Lost You * Pulp fiction at its finest, FRIEND REQUEST is a mystery with a genius premise * Stylist * Tightly plotted and brilliantly tense, this is a devour-in-one-sitting must. * Heat * Fabulous! Twisty and gripping with huge depth and heart. These characters and the danger they face will stay with you long after the final page. You must read this! * Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling * Laura Marshall ramps up the tension page by page until it's impossible to know who to trust. It's a book that should make everybody realise how vulnerable social media can make them. I loved it! * Number one kindle bestseller, Rachel Abbott * Brilliant * Sunday Times bestseller, Jenny Colgan * Sharp, relevant and tightly plotted, and with a fabulous twist, psychological thriller fans should definitely say yes to this impressive debut. * Sunday Mirror * I read it in one go . . . supremely grippy with an excellent twist! * Sunday Times bestseller, Marian Keyes * A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller . . . Twisty and gripping but always relatable, Friend Request is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read * Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said *show more

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3,254 ratings
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3 22% (714)
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