Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Watching Edie
by Camilla Way

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 304
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

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…

Kritters Thoughts:  Creepy!  Told from two different perspectives but also in two different ways one is before and one is after.  Edie narrates the story after and Heather narrates before.  The reader doesn't know what event is deeming it before or after and unfortunately it isn't revealed until the end, making the lead up slow and sometimes painful!  

First there is Edie.  She is telling the story that takes place after this "event" and her side of the story I had this feeling that I was being watched the entire time.  It was almost like watching that horror movie and you say to the screen DON'T OPEN THE DOOR!  I was worried about Edie and her new baby and very untrusting of this Heather character.  

Then there is Heather.  Heather narrates the before and the author did a fantastic job making her a character that you just can't put your finger on.  Most of the time I didn't trust a word out of her mouth and then she would do something or say something and I was starting to put some trust in her and then it was snatched away!  

I liked this book, but it wasn't one of my all time favorite creepy books.  I maybe would have liked it more if the "event" had been revealed a little earlier so I as the reader could have spent less time wondering what it was and more time enjoying the creepy factor!  Camilla Way has two previous books and I may have to read another to get a feel for her as an author.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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