Original, haunting and utterly gripping, Kiss Me First is The Talented Mr Ripley for the online age and the literary thriller that everyone will be talking about.
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…
For fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson and Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller, Lottie Moggach’s Kiss Me First is an electrifying and unputdownable debut from a phenomenally gifted storyteller.
©2013 Lottie Moggach (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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"An outstanding debut"
This is definitely a novel that lives up to the hype! Forget 'Gone Girl' - this is even better! I listened to this over 2 days on holiday and was absolutely gripped by it. The best audiobook I have listened to this year and I feel bereft now that it's finished. I did not guess where this was going and was mesmerised by the story, the character of Leila and the narration. It was the first time I had heard Imogen Church narrate and really wasn't sure at first. However, she narrated this book perfectly and made every character completely believable. Outstanding.
I really enjoyed listening to Kiss me first last summer.
The narrator had a pleasant voice and it felt true to the characters.
The story was gripping and kept me going until the end.
I have already recommended it to friends for its originality, it's well written. I wish there more entertaining books like this one.
I really liked when the main character went to meet the guy at his work place and confronted him only to see that what you might get from behind the screen might not be what it really is in the real world.
On the way to meet the man in the train. The main character sees the headline about the boss from the website who recruited her about him being on the run.
That's a good question but I'm afraid I don't know.
"What am I supposed to listen to now?"
Very high, I found it very easy to get into and soon I was taken in by the twisting, turning plot. It is scary it is how much information is out there on the internet about everyone. Yet still people continue to add more and more information about there lives, work and views. Just as I am now.
Apart from Leila, definitely Jonty. They are certainly an odd couple, Lottie Moggach and Imogen Church conjure up a great picture of these two polar opposites living is a small, onion smelling apartment. His breezy attitude to life, his sense of grabbing life is so different to Leila's closeted online view.
From Leila's perspective, Imogen creates a voice for Leila that allows you to easily slip into her computer generated world.Also, am impressed with the seamless accent changes between American, English and Welsh. Imogen manages to give each character a distinct voice without over doing it.
Yes - the tube journey for once wasn't long enough.
"A great first novel"
I enjoyed this page turner but felt it had a few minor flaws in the story line.
It's an interesting scenario and the main character Leila was quite believable. Beautifully read and the accents were true.,
Yes and almost did!
"For fans of Gone Girl ..."
I've listened to a number of audiobooks and this fictional tale of suicide and deception was certainly different to my normal choice. However, I did enjoy slowly finding out what happened to Leila and Tess. The story was at the right pace for me, slowly revealing a bit more but not being bogged down in too much detail.
The most interesting parts were the lengths Leila and Tess went to in order to stop Tess's family from finding out the truth about her, I enjoyed the details that were given. The least interesting parts was some of the early details but once I got into the story I was hooked.
By listening to the book I gained the different accents and the intonation that you don't get when you read it yourself. I thought the accents were good and they help when listening to the conversations between Leila and Tess.
In the review title I've likened this to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Both books have a story about a disappearance told from different angles and the actual actions being slowly revealed to the reader. Personally I enjoyed this book but I could understand that the lightness in the way the subject of suicide is treated might not appeal to some people.
Yes - it was totally unexpected and a breath of fresh air. I read the first chapter and thought it wasn't for me but before I knew it I was listening at every possible opportunity. the story totally grabs your attention and pulls you in
the way the story developed very organically it wasn't forced or false it was just new
The main character Leila is complex and you empathise with her situation which comes across well in the narration.
yes! much as I thought it wasn't my type of book i loved it. Took me by surprise
great story, well read and for once the author hasn't given in and gone for the Hollywood ending where all of the ends are neatly tied up.
The jury remains out-maybe I will try another book by Lottie Moggach,but will seriously wonder if I could handle Imogen Church's voice
didn't really have a favourite character
not really sure-she narrated like a preschooler learning to read at times,Or someone with a severe learning difficulty,...or like she was reading to someone with a learning disability.Sometimes shouting ,...which jarred my ears,sometimes whispering....often sounding like she did not want to be reading and wanted it over as quick as possible.Listen to sample for an idea-this is just my opinion-others may like her tone.
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The story was slow to get into-I was about to give up after an hour and a half,thinking it had no point-just as it started to have a point-just in time.Although it was tedious at times,it was pleasant,but Imogen Church's narration ruined it for me in parts,I was glad when it finished.
Not sure maybe someone interested in disturbed personalities
It is the story that let's it down perhaps a bit of editing as the listener feels a bit bludgeoned by the repetition
There are very few characters so it would not be possible to. It any
The story concept is good but it is a bit depressing and the main character is not very well drawn.
"very entertainig and captivating"
its unusual plot and how deeply and well construed were the characters
Had never listened any of her previous performances, and I thought this was fabulous
happy with the format
"Brilliant. Loved it"
The way the story unfolded ... Also the narrator was amazing.
Ended just how I hope it would.
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