Guys, I have a confession to make… I love psychological thrillers.
When Gone Girl came out, I rushed out to buy it and then put my life on hold/didn’t answer any messages for 12 hours while I got to the bottom of Nick and Amy Dunne’s tumultuous relationship.
A few years later when The Girl on the Train was released, I scoffed at it in public saying ‘It wasn’t even written that well’ but secretly I bloody loved it.
I love an untrustworthy narrator, I love a red herring or six, and I absolutely LOVE a twist at the end.
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That’s why I was so excited when Friend Request, the debut novel by author Laura Marshall, landed on my desk a few weeks ago.
It’s a real page-turner and the kind of book you can dive into for a few hours and forget about your own troubles because – you know – at least you’re not being hunted by a psychotic killer.
The basic premise of the book is that the main protagonist, Louise Williams, receives a friend request on Facebook from Maria, a girl she went to high school with.