Saturday, 16 July 2016

Watching Edie - Camilla Way


THERE ARE SOME FRIENDS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET ... NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY
BEFORE

Edie is the friend that Heather has always craved. But one night, it goes terrifyingly wrong. And what started as an innocent friendship ends in two lives being destroyed.

AFTER

Sixteen years later, Edie is still rebuilding her life. But Heather isn’t ready to let her forget so easily. It’s no coincidence that she shows up when Edie needs her most.

NOW

Edie or Heather?

Heather or Edie?

Someone has to pay for what happened, but who will it be?

What did I think?

Watching Edie is goosebumpy creepy!  When Heather wangles her way back into Edie's life it reminded me of that 90's film, Single White Female.  As the story flips back and forth between Before and After, you can't read fast enough to find out 'what went on in the past?' 

Before: Edie is the popular girl at school and Heather can't believe her luck when Edie chooses to befriend her.  Heather is the unpopular, studious fat girl - every class seems to have one (of course, it was me in my class).  I couldn't help but wonder whether Edie had an agenda for making friends with Heather but she did seem to genuinely care for her.  Then something devastating happens that fractures their friendship...but as with all good novels, we have to wait until the end to find out what happened.

After: Edie is pregnant and alone when suddenly Heather gets back in touch with her.  Edie seems reluctant to speak to her but Heather won't take no for an answer.  When Edie has no option but to accept Heather's help, the psychological fun really starts.  Just how far will Heather go to get back in Edie's life?  Is she here to help or is she out for revenge?

Watching Edie is written with so much suspense that the pages flit by effortlessly.  I loved how Before was written in the voice of Heather and After written in the voice of Edie - seeing the story from both sides with very unique voices.  It's so brilliant but creepy and I'd love to see Watching Edie made into a film.

I received this e-book from the publisher, HarperCollins, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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