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Kiss Me First

A dark literary thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

3.37 based on 3089 ratings & 457 reviews on

2014 Short-listed

Portsmouth First Fiction Award

2014 Long-listed

Waverton Good Read Award

2013 Short-listed

Guardian First Book Award

2013 Short-listed

Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year


04 July 13


Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award

Kiss Me First is a gripping mystery from debut novelist, Lottie Moggach.

On the internet, we can be anyone we choose. No one knows who we really are.

Sheltered and obsessive, Leila spends more time online than out in the real world. So she seems the ideal person to take over the virtual identity of the vivacious and fragile Tess, who wants to disappear. But even with all the facts at her fingertips, there are things that Leila can’t possibly know about Tess – or herself – until it is too late . .

Soon to be dramatised in a major production for E4 and Netflix by Brian Elsey, co-creator of E4 teen drama Skins.

In the media

Could this be the first coming-of-age novel for the internet generation? ... explores the dark side of friendship
Cuts to the quick as it explores the power and limitations of a life lived online
Unnvervingly claustrophobic and enormously moving... a metaphor for the creation of identity... Moggach has done a great job of folding these issues into a suspense novel that is classy, frightening and upsetting