Released on 22 March 2018.

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Kiss Me First

TV Tie-In Edition

3.38 based on 3138 ratings & 464 reviews on

2014 Long-listed

Waverton Good Read Award

2014 Short-listed

Portsmouth First Fiction Award

2013 Short-listed

Guardian First Book Award

2013 Short-listed

Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year


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

Dazzling... A clever novel that marks the arrival of a terrific talent
Woman and Home
A dark psychological thriller about the threat social media poses to our sense of self... an engaging and suspenseful look at the subtle perils the web presents to the human condition
Financial Times
Intriguing... disturbing... you won't feel quite the same in an internet chatroom after you've finished it'
Evening Standard