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Don't miss Laura Marshall's addictive new thriller, THE ANNIVERSARY.
Maria Weston wants to be friends with me
Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down.
She's been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I've been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight.
Maria Weston wants to be friends.
But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years.
THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE'S RAVING ABOUT - perfect for fans of He Said/She Said, The Couple Next Door and I See You.
'The twist is genuinely unexpected . . . This is an obvious choice if you enjoyed The Girl on the Train' Independent
'I couldn't put it down!' Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child
'A mystery with a genius premise' Stylist
'A devour-in-one-sitting must' Heat
'Tightly plotted, and with a fabulous twist' Sunday Mirror
'Gripping . . . loved it from start to finish' Goodreads Reviewer
'Twisty and gripping . . . You must read this!' Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling
'Twists and turns and real life scenarios make this a fantastic thriller' Amazon Reviewer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s a certain thrill when you receive an unexpected Facebook friend request right before a school reunion. And Laura Marshall’s protagonist, Louise, had conflicted feelings about that reunion to begin with. More than a possible-murder mystery hinged on a twist-laden cold case, Friend Request is an exploration of the lasting damage done by high school bullying. There’s an emotional heft to Marshall’s writing that will make you want to give your younger self a hug and tell them everything will be okay…eventually.
At the start of British author Marshall's suspenseful if heavy-handed first novel, recently divorced London single mom Louise Williams receives a startling friend request from Maria Weston, a high school classmate who disappeared on the night of their graduation party more than 25 years earlier, and was presumed drowned. Unfortunately, the emotionally vulnerable interior decorator can't simply ignore Maria's Facebook overture which is followed by an invitation to a class reunion in their hometown of Sharne Bay, Norfolk, and a series of increasingly alarming messages because of guilt over the part she believes she played in the tragedy, and fear that someone is finally about to make her pay. Raising the stakes is Henry, her young son with ex Sam Parker, another high school classmate (and about the only person who shares her guilty secrets). Marshall leaps skillfully back and forth between past and present, but her inexperience shows in hamfisted manipulation of characters to serve the plot, as well as transparent attempts at misdirection.
Loved the book
I’d say worth reading! Kept me interested and bit tensed, although I don’t read much i managed to finish it very quickly as an interesting thriller, wanted to go back to it whenever i could!
Couldn’t put it down!
What an amazing story!! Had me on the edge of my seat for so long!! I was a little bummed at first when we found out who was behind the Facebook page and the encounter between them as I thought it was a little anticlimactic but boy was I in for a wild ride for what was to come!! What a shocking twist, never saw it coming!! Would 100% recommend!!