Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.
Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…
But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely…
My review – 4 stars
A spine tingling psychological thriller which will draw you right in!
Watching Edie is a dark psychological thriller which tells the tale of dysfunctional friendships and families and how betrayal can follow you through with terrifying consequences.
The story focuses on Edie and Heather using a before (told from Heather’s perspective) and the now (from Edie’s perspective). Both women had been friends from their teens, drawn together with a dark bond until something happens to shatter it – estranged for over 20 years a chance meeting throws them back together – but how “chance’ was that meeting?
I felt drawn to both characters though have to admit, Heather was a little harder to like than Edie, they both had difficult backgrounds which led to their friendship and the incidents that followed. Even when the story unfolds it was hard to dislike the characters despite what they had done.
The book leaves you with more questions that you want answered and a real feeling of sadness at the ending.
It’s a dark tale, not fast paced or rollercoaster reading rather a sinister and dark read which absorbs you as you watch the fear unfold.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins UK for an ARC in return for an honest review