THERE ARE SOME FRIENDS YOU’LL NEVER FORGET … NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY
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.
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.
Edie or Heather?
Heather or Edie?
Someone has to pay for what happened, but who will it be?
Oh My God! Watching Edie has simply left me speechless, I found it to be utterly gripping from the first page to the last. I’ve read a huge number of psychological thrillers some of them have been good, others mediocre but Watching Edie is in a class all on its own this has to be one of the best books I’ve read this year. It comes with the tag line….. The most unsettling psychological thriller you’ll read this year, and it certainly deserves to use this line, but I would also add “characters who seriously mess with your head”. Edie and Heather have a shared past, something happened that turned an innocent friendship into one full of obsession,anger, guilt and shame, and that’s all I’m going to say about the plot, as I want everyone to enjoy it and feel the emotions I had reading a book I knew very little about.
The book is delivered in Before and After chapters, which certainly added a sense of darkness to a very twisted tale. My feelings regarding the two main protagonist (Edie and Heather), changed from chapter to chapter, as the secrets surrounding their friendship were revealed layer by layer. I would begin to feel some empathy for one character and then boom the next chapter would sway me another way, completely messing with my head, which in my humble opinion is what a really good psychological thriller should do. The tension and sense of foreboding that permeated each page made this a very difficult book to put down, as I really wasn’t sure where the plot was heading, and found myself second guessing how it would pan out (I’m glad to say I was wrong every time). I found myself becoming more and more anxious as Watching Edie reached its highly charged conclusion .
You may have noticed I haven’t gone into detail regarding the characters, but that’s because I don’t want to give anything away that will spoil the read for others. Suffice to say watching Edie explores the issues of friendship, obsession and betrayal in the most chilling way. Full of malice and intrigue Watching Edie is delivered in short snappy chapters which certainly add to “I must read one my chapter” scenario, I read this book in just over one day, it was that gripping! I found it be a dark,creepy and very sinister read, personally it’s one of the best and most compelling psychological thrillers I’ve read this year. Camilla Way certainly knows how to write, with a tight plot and characters who came alive for me this book will most definitely be one of my top reads of 2016.
My thanks to Killer Reads for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Print Length: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (28 July 2016)