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.
About the author
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.
What a fantastic read and that notion, the one where the past can feel like it’s literally coming back to slap a person in the face – eek!
So many relevant themes came into play with this book. Our use of and obsession with social media; the trying to bury a past that constantly claws its way out of the grave.
I really enjoyed the main character’s POV. Being a single parent, trying to work hard and get on in life after a marriage split seemed dramatic enough, without her past surfacing in such a disturbing way. She is both flawed, yet likeable as an adult and I loved the way she investigated what was happening. It hits home that people make mistakes in life and how that can define a person forever.
All in all, a fantastic and gripping psychological thriller that I’d definitely recommend. Loved it!
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