Friend Request by Laura Marshall

Into the Wild

Read Friend Request Online Free - Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston's dead. Isn't she?


1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything Louise's other friends aren't. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.

2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: Those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone with whom she'd severed ties in order to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what's known to Maria-or whoever is pretending to be her-is known to all.

With her mesmerizing debut, Laura Marshall offers a timely and essential story of how who we were shapes who we become, the hidden cost of our increasingly connected world, and the dangerous shape that revenge can take in our modern era.

Title : Friend Request
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ISBN : 1478948515
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Deanna rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... When I first heard about this book....I wanted it. I knew I had to read it. Social media fascinates and terrifies me in equal measure. I will try to get my hands on any book that has social media at the heart of it, and "Frie...

Crumb rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2017

What a book! This book was everything I want a psychological thriller to be. It had twists. It had turns. It was gripping and shocking and I couldn't put it down. In addition, it was very timely and topical for our culture today. I often wonder why there aren't more books that deal with social me...

Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2017

When Louise receives a Facebook 'friend request' from former school friend Maria, her world stops in its tracks, because Maria died 25 years ago! The story is told in dual timelines and flips between 1989 and 2016. In 1989, Maria transfers to Louise's school in the late senior years, and initially...

Susanne rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

4 Stars. Have you ever gotten a friend request on social media from someone that gave you pause? One from someone that you thought had some nerve in seeking you out? Well wait, it gets even better. Louise Williams doesn't just get a friend request on Facebook from someone she knew years ago and do...

j e w e l s rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2017

Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Innocent enough, right? WRONG! Maria Weston has been dead for over 25 years. Ooooooh, that sounds creepy and believe me FRIEND REQUEST is a crazy ride from start to finish.  Louise Williams is a 40-something single mother of an adorable 4 year old boy....

Kaceey rated it ★★★★☆

November 19, 2017

An explosive fast read that will keep you guessing throughout. Louise receives a friend request on Facebook from Maria. Only problem… this friend died years ago, one fateful night during a high school party. But come on, how can Maria be reaching out to friend her now? As Louise preps for her high...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2017

3.5 A friend request from a person you know is no longer alive. You know this because you were part of something you are ashamed of now, something that could cause great harm in the present. You have a son, a life, you don't want to lose what you have. What do you do? Mean girls, bullying in high...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

Friend Request by Laura Marshall is a 2017 Grand Central publication. “That night was the end of everything, and the beginning. The end of something is always the start of something else, even if you can’t see it at the time.” Facebook. UGH! I have to say, I do use the social media network more tha...

Norma rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2017

Traveling Sisters Review by Norma and Brenda with Kaceey, Berit, Diane, and Nikki FRIEND REQUEST by LAURA MARSHALL is a creepy, gripping, shocking, suspenseful, and a clever psychological thriller novel that kept us on the edge of our seat throughout this whole book. We all found the social media...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

January 16, 2018

3.5 stars from me for this slow-burning thriller with a little bit of a creep factor. Many of us use Facebook, and a lot of us have had unsavory experiences on it. Maybe someone randomly insults us, maybe we're upset by insensitive things our friends post... some of us have even gotten hacked. Bu...

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