Kiss Me First

Lottie Moggach

2014 Nominee

Portsmouth First Fiction Award

2013 Nominee

Specsavers National Book Awards New Writer of the Year

2013 Nominee

Guardian First Book Award

05 April 2018
256 pages


Lottie Moggach's thrilling Kiss Me First is the inspiration for the major Channel 4 and Netflix TV series from the co-author of Skins, Bryan Elsey.

Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Teenage identity in the digital age is explored in this innovative, unsettling and powerful coming-of-age story about a life lived online.

Sheltered and obsessive, Leila spends more time online than in the real world. So she seems like 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 . . .

The first thriller to truly tackle the shifting sands of a life lived online, I couldn’t put it down
Brilliant, one of those books you read till 3am . . . Kiss Me First works as a coming-of-age story, as a mystery, as a psychological thriller, as satire - and as a fantastic read . . . Moggach has taken the online world's pulse and called it perfectly
A terrific success, captivating and consuming from the outset . . . a high-speed train of a book that will have you clinging to the arm rests for the whole suspenseful, creepy jaunt . . . If you want a chilling thriller that is fast-paced, contemporary, intelligent and intriguing, this book is for you . . . a brilliantly dark look at the dangerous powers of the internet . . . thought-provoking and truly thrilling