Sunday, 24 July 2016

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Publisher: HarperCollins (28 July 2016)
Source: ARC via Net Galley
Format: Kindle Edition

The Blurb . . .



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?

My thoughts . . .

When Heather shows back up in Edie's life 16 years after they last saw each other, Edie is shocked and stunned. Heather is acting like nothing has happened and Edie is scared. Why has she suddenly reappeared? What does she want? And why now?  

I've said a few times before, I love an author who can write between two time periods and Way is no exception. We have Edie's chapters in the present, Heather's in the past and, seeing it from both sides in a then and now format adds a real depth to the story that I really enjoyed.

It's such a cliché but I really was gripped from the start. We are given enough of the story in the first chapter to keep us wanting more, and every chapter is the same there after, giving you more information, building up the story perfectly and leaving you needing to keep on reading and keep turning those pages.  

As the intensity builds, Way draws us into a powerful and superbly written tale of jealousy, love, hatred and shame, with raw emotion oozing off of the pages and twists that you will never see coming.  

This is a gripping thriller about friendship, love and the most ultimate betrayal, which left me emotionally drained, and thanking God that I never had a friend like Heather or Edie… I'll certainly be picking up more of Way's books for my TBR pile!

I would like to thank the author, publishers and Net Galley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

About the author . . .

Camilla Way was born in Greenwich, south-east London, and studied Modern English and French Literature at the University of Glamorgan. Formerly an editor on the men’s style magazine Arena, Camilla now writes full time and lives in south-east London with her partner and twin boys.

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