August 10th, 2016

REVIEW – Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Watching Edie

Watching Edie is a fast-paced, intriguing psychological thriller. I’d already heard great things about it so jumped at the opportunity to review it.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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…

With this book, the less you know about it, the better it is – so I don’t want to give too much away. I adored The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl and a lot of recent book releases were labelled as ‘the next big thing’ like these two, however I had found most of them lacking. After a number of disappointments I tried not to get my hopes up too high for Watching Edie. I was, however, very pleasantly surprised.

This is the sort of book where you think you have everything worked out and then boom… everything changes. It’s quite a short book so found I finished it quickly, which was lucky as the suspense by the end was killing me! I look forward to reading more by Camilla Way in the future. She built up the characters really well and the pace of the storyline was superb. This really does deserve to be ‘the next big thing’.

Verdict: 4/5!

Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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