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Friend Request

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.

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.

I saw this book in a charity shop ages ago and it sounded amazing and perfect for spooky season so I put it aside for October.

This book exceeded my expectations! I loved it. I gave this 5 stars on Goodreads as I could not fault it

I’m never sure if I’m a thriller person and I both am and am not. When it comes to thrillers, I either love them or hate them and I loved this one. Five stars for you!

This book hooked me right away. It switched between events in 1989 and the present day (for this book, that was 2016). I really enjoyed flipping back between the incidents that happened in the past and the impact that they were having in the current day

The school days felt real, so real, uncomfortably real. I went to high school in the early 2000s but I still think it would be nostalgic for a many people. I related to Esther a lot. I think a lot of people reading this could find a character that was relatable to their high school self which I think made this book even more chilling as it felt so real.

I did not see the twist coming. Not at all. I am so bad for trying to guess the twist but this was so well done.

This book showed how some people coped with long lasting guilt and how that guilt can have very different knock on effects

I enjoyed this book so much and would highly recommend this to anyone who fancies a thriller, especially one that makes you remember those awkward days of high school

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