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Kiss Me First is on Netflix. Have you read the book by Lottie Moggach?

Poster for Kiss Me First streaming on Netflix,based on book by Lottie Moggach

Kiss Me First

Teresa (on Twitter @IrishGalTeresa) just clued me in that Kiss Me First, an original six-episode thriller created for Netflix is based on a book. Not that the Netflix website gives the writer, Lottie Moggach, credit. They list screen-writer Bryan Elsley as the CREATOR. They mean he’s the creator of the series but surely the actual person who created the initial idea, who wrote the characters should get a bit more love?

Image of Simona Brown and Talulah Haddon stars of Netflix thriller Kiss Me First based on book by Lottie Moggach

Simona Brown and Tallulah Haddon star in Kiss Me First

Anyhow, if you’re interested in dark suspense and VR isn’t a turnoff, Kiss Me First sounds like it’s worth a read, as well as a watch. The novel came out in 2014. And for those of us who love all things British, the series is from the UK too. Trailer below.

Book cover for Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach, adapted for Netflix series

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

 About the book:
This chilling and intense novel tells the story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman.  
A sheltered young woman raised by a single mother, Leila often struggled to connect with the girls at school. On an internet community for philosophical and ethical debate, she finally comes into her own, and is flattered when the website’s brilliant, charismatic founder invites her to be part of Project Tess. Communicating only through online channels, Leila immerses herself in Tess’s world. She must learn every detail about this other woman’s life: her mother’s birthday, her favorite songs, her best friends, her first kiss. Because soon, Leila will have to become her. And Tess will disappear. 

The series stars Brit actors Tallulah Haddon as Leila with Simon Brown, Matthew Beard, & Freddie Stewart. 
Have you seen the show and read the book? I’m wondering how different they are from each other.

Linking to Joy Weese Moll’s British Isles Friday

Moggach is the daughter of the acclaimed Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel