When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops.
Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.
Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers’ party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret.
As Maria’s messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there’s much she didn’t know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again – until now…
I used to read psychological thrillers all the time, but feel like I don’t read them very often these days. Other genres used to be my break from psychological thrillers, but now it seems the other way round, and psychological thrillers have become my break from all the emotional books I seem to read these days.
This book didn’t make me laugh or cry. I didn’t want it to. That was the point of choosing this book. However, it did make me think about things. It made me worry about social media, who I’m friends with online, how much I share online. It made me feel concerned and perhaps a little paranoid about social media and the part I play in it.
Friend Request was a thoroughly enjoyable psychological thriller that was tense, twisty, gripping and hard to put down. It kept me guessing throughout, and had a particularly tense ending where I’m certain I held my breath for longer than was good for me. I definitely recommend this book for fans of psychological thrillers.
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