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.
“And it’s true; I did do all that. I ignored her, I let her down. What Tim doesn’t know is that I also did something else. Something much, much worse.”
“Run as fast as you like Louise. Every wound leaves a scar. Just ask Esther Harcourt”
“If one of us falls, then what is left is not a family at all.”
How far would you go to secure your spot on the socially elite ladder in HS? Would you…
1) Chase the most popular kids around doing whatever they told you to do and say?
2) Dress how they dress, eat what they eat, smoke what they smoke?
3) Ignore, torment, shame the “have nots” just to please? You do want in their circle right?
4) Would you Kill?????
Don’t worry, everyone does something their not proud of in HS right? I mean life goes on, people grow up, get married, have kids, etc. etc. right?
Well maybe you should ask Maria Weston that question as you read this page turner! It will make you think about what to put on social media that’s for sure!!!
My heart is still racing and I finished this book yesterday!
Laura Marshall is the Sunday Times top ten and Kindle No. 1 bestselling author of three psychological thrillers. Her first two novels, FRIEND REQUEST and THREE LITTLE LIES have sold over half a million copies in the UK and been translated into twenty-five languages. Her third novel, THE ANNIVERSARY, will be released on 5th August 2021.
She grew up in Wiltshire, studied English at the University of Sussex and currently lives in Kent with her family.