Released on 22 March 2018.
Waverton Good Read Award
Portsmouth First Fiction Award
Guardian First Book Award
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.
Handpicked by Picador editors and readers, these books will suck you into their worlds and won't let go till you've finished.
Tess wants to escape without hurting anyone. Leila can help her out. Read this passage from Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach to see it all unfold.
Editor Francesca Main on the tingly feeling of anticipation that began on page one of reading Kiss Me First and bloomed into total, heart-pounding obsession
Lottie Moggach, whose novel Kiss Me First is shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2013, recalls a much loved book from the award's first shortlist in 1999
Hannah Kent's Burial Rites and Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First have both been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award
Kiss Me First asks a big question: how do we know who we're talking to online? Here's a video that will make it feel very real for you.
In July this year, Picador won the rights for Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach in a hotly-contested eleven-publisher auction.
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