Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Hardcover, 304 pages

Expected publication: July 28th 2016 by HarperCollins UK

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 Thoughts…

Watching Edie is a thriller.   I enjoyed every page, some of the more than others.

 The characters of Edie and Heather were not characters that I could relate to or feel something for.    I am not exactly sure why as they were both realistic.   They were teenagers with home lives that were not “normal.”  The parents of these girls brought them up with high expectations, no or little support, and other family issues.    While I don’t always believe parents are responsible for their adult children they are responsible for their teenage children.      These parents pushed their teenagers to act out and this caused their adult lives to not be good. 

 I did enjoy that the book was written in two timeframes.   Heather’s story is told from the past.   Edie’s is the current story.    I liked that I knew why their relationship is how it is.   I also enjoyed how Camilla Way didn’t just spill all the secrets right in the beginning and pulled the story out until the very end of the story.   There were times that I had guesses as to what the fall out between the two of was.   The twists and turns were wonderful.  Keeping me guessing, keeping me reading, keeping me turning page after page.  
I believe that every book has its readers.    This one will have some that love it and some that don’t.   Watching Edie is not a book for everyone.

Book Links

WATCHING EDIE is a very devious suspense that author Camilla Way ends with an extremely interesting twist.”—Suspense Magazine

“Way expertly explores the dark side of friendship in her psychological suspense debut….The shocking revelation about what happened to change these two women’s lives casts a surprising light on each character’s motives.”Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Odds are you'll need to read this one in a single sitting….Sure to make you look twice at the people you call your pals.”Bustle

“…a psychological thriller that is impossible to set down.”—Booklist

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