Friend Request by Laura Marshall
Friend Request starts when Louise receives a Facebook friend request from Maria. But Maria died in high school... Didn't she?? Friend Request is haunting and realistic. I was genuinely terrified for both Louise and her son. She goes through so many roller-coasters worth of emotions, where her fear is heightened and then lessened as she goes through all of the twists and turns of the book. It's a complete and utter mind fuck. You're second guessing everyone in her life, past and present, including seeming strangers. You question even if she's telling the truth, and it's told in her head.
Friend Request is so well written. I definitely was not expecting a lot of things that happened. It all sort of crept up on you, all at once. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This only took me a couple of days to read and I didn't want to put it down. I just wanted to know what happened back then, and what was happening now, and by who. There was either a twist, a clue, or a scare on every page, and it kept it thrilling.
There's the added element of social media playing a part, which makes both the reader and Louise more scared because the threat seems to always be watching, no matter where she goes.
I'd recommend this to any mystery buff, any horror nerd, or just anyone that likes a twist on every page.
Thanks to Hachette for my copy of Friend Request