Friend Request

  • by Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by Elaine Claxton
  • 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maria wants to be friends.
But Maria is dead.
Isn't she?
When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops.
Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.
Maria Weston has been missing for over 25 years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there's much she didn't know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again - until now....
Please note: The original recording was replaced on 11/10/2017. If you own this audiobook, simply re-download it from your library to access the new recording.


What the Critics Say

"A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller.... Twisty and gripping but always relatable, Friend Request is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read." (Erin Kelly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Manipulative crap!

This was well performed. However that was the only merit. The contrived story was in my opinion feminist propaganda and extremely offensive. It's point was to assert that men are sexual predators and women 'pure' victims who are not really interested in sex. What crap! The main character lives with a man for years and has his child yet does not realise he is in fact a predatory rapist into BDSM! Really? The scene where he 'rapes' Maria is contrived in the extreme It's a dangerous variation of the Agatha Christie approach where you start with the conclusion then contrive the rest of the story around it. We are suddenly told that Sam was over 6' at 16 and Maria was small and weak. She had taken E inadvertently in order to negate any responsibility. This is not what happened with teenagers at that time. I prefer a more nuanced, intelligent and realistic story that considers the counter view that most British teenage girls and young women are in fact sexually aware, adventurous and predatory. Asserting that British woman today should be treated like Jane Austin heroines is deluded and offensive. Feminists might want to have their cake and eat it but that is wrong according to a relativist view. I will not be revisiting this author.
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- Francis Carpenter

lived it kept me hooked

this was a really good book. the main character is quite deep and has a lot going on in her life and a good thriller. kept you guessing till end.
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- M. Fabian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-07-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK