FINALIST The Guardian First Book PrizeBritish National Book Award--New Writers Award Leila kws more about Tess than anyone else in the world. But t even Leila kws what really happened to Tess . . . 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.
Lottie Moggach lives in London. This is her first novel.