#BookReview: Friend Request by Laura Marshall

friend requestAbout the Book

A paranoid single mom is forced to confront the unthinkable act she committed as a desperate teenager in this addictive thriller with a social media twist.

Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn’t she?

1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with aren’t. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.

2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria’s sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone she’d severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there’s more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what’s known to Maria–or whoever’s pretending to be her–is known to all.

My Review

Creeeeepy! I had such a hard time putting my Kindle down when reading Friend Request. This was one where I was quite literally on the edge of my chair reading, not sure what was going to happen next, who was actually trust-worthy and when the next plot twist would reveal itself. Switching seamlessly from past to present, I got sucked into the lives Louise and Maria, and I had to find out how this story would end. At one point, I actually jumped up from my chair and shouted “Oh hell no!” with full goosebumps running down my arms. If you are fan of thrillers, don’t miss this one.

5 stars

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