Watching Edie by Camilla Way
There’s something really creepy about this book. At times your hair will stand up and you’ll be looking over your shoulder. Think of Meryl Streep in Fatal Attraction type creepy. Heather and Edie are friends in school. We flip between the past and present state of their relationship. We know that something happened, but until the very end we are not sure what it was. This leaves us guessing throughout just how bad it could be.
This is a fast paced thriller, so be sure you have time to get lost in a book before starting. Initially, I was having trouble knowing who was narrating as I thought the girls were taking turns. But, soon I realized Edie narrated the present and Heather the past. The author sets up the book in a way that allows you to emotionally connect to the characters and the plot. I felt the fear and the emotional stress that Edie felt. You kind of had that sick, sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach for most of the book.
I would have given it five stars, but I did feel there were strong opportunities to go even further with the plot. It was all set up for it, but I felt it left more thrills on the writer’s table. Especially around the death of Heather’s sister, I felt it should’ve been written stronger. That aside, it’s still a great read. It has creep factor and definite suspense you feel. Pick this up this summer, or preorder now. Great vacation read, but bring suntan lotion so you don’t get burned. You will not be able to stop til you finish.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy to read and review.