Released on 04 July 2013.

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Kiss Me First

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2014 Long-listed

Waverton Good Read Award

2014 Short-listed

Portsmouth First Fiction Award

2013 Short-listed

Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year

2013 Short-listed

Guardian First Book Award



Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She’s read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family.

Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life.

At first, Leila finds it easy to assume Tess’s identity, and no one has any reason to distrust her. But as Leila is soon to discover, there is much more to a person than the facts and there are things about life you can learn only by living it . . .

Original, haunting and utterly gripping, Kiss Me First is an electrifying debut from a phenomenally gifted storyteller.

In the media

A fascinating, unsettling and all-too-believable thriller
Easy Living
This summer's most exciting new novel... Already dubbed this year's Gone Girl, Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First is an electrifying story about identity from a phenomenally gifted storyteller
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