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Watching Edie [EPUB] ✼ Watching Edie Author Camilla Way – THERE ARE SOME FRIENDS YOU’LL NEVER FORGETNO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRYBEFOREEdie is the friend that Heather has always craved But one night it goes terrifyingly wrong And what started as an innocent f THERE ARE SOME FRIENDS YOU’LL NEVER FORGETNO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRYBEFOREEdie 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 destroyedAFTERSixteen 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 mostNOWEdie or HeatherHeather or EdieSomeone has to pay for what happened but who will it be.

10 thoughts on “Watching Edie

  1. Deanna Deanna says:

    My reviews can also be seen at legs were really bothering me yesterday and so I spent a lot of time with my feet up reading I was so into this book that I ended up staying up late to finish it Pregnant and alone thirty three year old Edie has a lot on her mind So when the doorbell rings and she opens the door one day she is completely surprised when she sees who's standing on the other side It's her former best friend Heather They haven't seen each other in almost seventeen years Edie has imagined and dreaded this reunion over the years Now that the moment has arrived she is in shock and has no idea what to say to the one person she hoped to never see again Edie and Heather met when they were sixteen While Edie had an easy time making friends this wasn't the case for Heather When Edie shows an interest in being friends Heather can't believe it uickly they become close but the friendship is always a bit lopsided with Heather a bit needier Her home life is no better They had moved to the town when Heather was ten for a fresh start after a tragedy rocked their family For awhile things are better for Heather her friendship with Edie makes her so happy But when Edie finds a boyfriend and starts hanging out with him and his friends things start to change But Heather doesn't want things to change she doesn't want to lose Edie Heather will do anything to keep from losing her However not only do things change but everything goes horribly wrong Betrayal and anger sets things in motion that changes both of their lives completely Secrets that they have both kept all of these years But who betrayed who? Why has Heather chosen to find Edie now? What exactly happened all those years ago?After that first visit Edie avoids Heather but feels like she sees her everywhere she goes But a few months later Heather returns just when Edie has sunken far into feelings of hopelessness as a new mother Edie doesn't understand the feelings she's having and why motherhood is so hard Helpless to refuse the help that Heather offers she even begs her to stay But when she starts to come out of the black hole she had fallen into and her thinking clears she starts to wonder about the timing of Heather's return Was it coincidence or was she just waiting for the perfect moment to come back? After everything that happened in the past what does she truly want? And now that she's back in her life will Edie be able to get her out of it? The book alternates between Before and After and is told from both Edie and Heather's point of view In the beginning I had a bit of a hard time figuring out who's point of view it was but it didn't take very long to catch on I think this is a really good psychological thriller Full of suspense with a clever and uniue plot Lots of little twists throughout the book made it even enjoyable It shows the darker side of friendship obsession and betrayal That not everything is always what it seems I would be positive I had figured something important out and and the author would throw a curve ball into the mix and I would be back to trying to figure out just what was going on I did not see the ending coming at all A gripping book I was captivated by the story from start to finish I hope to read from Camilla Way very soon Thank you to NetGalley Camilla Way and Harper Collins for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review

  2. Julie Julie says:

    Watching Edie by Camilla Way is a 2016 Berkley publication A psychological thriller done right The past few months have been very hectic in my household so I’ve been either catching up on my holiday books before the season is over or going through my TBR pile and pulling out a few books that have slipped down the list so that I can read them at my leisure instead of being on a deadline I remember when this book was making the rounds on Goodreads I was very intrigued but the wait time at the library was so long I decided to try back later Three years later I still had a short wait but I must say it was well worth it Edie’s life hasn’t turned out uite as planned The once popular girl now finds herself pregnant living alone with very little emotional support Then out of the clear blue sky Heather an old friend from her school days one she would rather not ever see again pops up at her door just when Edie is at her most vulnerable From there the reader is taken back and forth through time as Heather and Edie’s relationship developed keeping one on edge wondering just what monumental thing came between them all those years ago and worried about what will happen now that Heather has wormed her way back into Edie’s life Heather is obviously a bit obsessed with Edie While at times she seems to be a great supportive friend the reader senses something is off about Heather Does she mean to do Edie harm? Is the baby in danger? Is she out for revenge or is she just a lonely woman who needs a friend? This is a stellar novel of suspense The author did a fantastic job at creating a taut sinister creepy atmosphere while building the tension at such an excruciating pace I was sitting on the edge of seat from start to finish Yet I never fully guessed the direction the story would take me until the shocking conclusion This is the way a good psychological thriller should progress in my opinion There were no over the top twists tossed in for mere shock value The story is smart tense and emotional There are a few very important topics addressed and I found the story had a lingering effect on me Overall if you are still a bit wary of psychological thrillers unable to decipher the good ones from the many sub par offerings in an overcrowded genre I think this one is a very safe bet I’m going to press the ‘recommend’ button for this one 45 stars

  3. karen karen says:

    i came across a copy of this arc at work a while back before there were too many reviews of it up on here i couldn't tell from an admittedly cursory assessment whether it was creepy psychological suspense or a heartwarming story of female friendships overcoming past betrayals and reigniting when one was in need of support i decided to pass on it because i didn't need another book to read especially one that i was already iffy about and then once people started reviewing it and it became clear that it was in fact creepy psychological suspense i was all oops and when the publisher offered to send me a copy i was uick to accept because you're rarely in the position to unmake mistakes you have made and you gotta take every opportunity to second guess decisions and make things rightwhich is kind of fitting considering the themes of this book it's about two women whose paths cross years after their teenage friendship ended messily the details of the mess are shrouded in mystery and true to the genre the reader is kept in page turning suspense teased and manipulated throughout the meat of the book until the final reveal the book is told through alternating POVs and timeframes heather narrates the before sections and edie narrates the after in the before we see heather as a lonely girl she's friendless and overweight socially awkward and prone to violent fugue states with an unsatisfying home life in which each family member drifts in their own path interacting frostily if at all a childhood tragedy ended any expectation for emotional support and heather's only source of approval is by doing well in school and then edie moves to town and she's all bold and beautiful charisma and she and heather just click and form a fierce friendship and then edie meets a boy which is never a good thing for female friendships of differing social desirability in the after edie is a waitress whose one night stand resulted in a pregnancy she's going through alone having never told the married man she slept with that he knocked her up in the throes of postpartum depression vulnerable and exhausted heather suddenly arrives on her doorstep and edie gratefully relinuishes herself and her daughter to heather's care despite the seventeen year pause on their friendship and the reasons for their parting ways as edie slowly comes back to herself she starts noticing a troubling obsessive cast to heather's behavior and begins to actively fear for her safety the biggest trick the author manages is the trick of sympathies both characters in their separate narratives are eually sympathetic and yet you know that something devastating happened and one of them is to blame but suspicion shifts focus from chapter to chapter as each character's potential to do harmmotive to hurt the other solidifiesit's like Megan Abbott writing Misery and it's nicely donethe reveal makes sense both as what ended their friendship and how they became the women they became in the after i did frown at the final final scene which didn't seem to make sense until view spoileri did some internetting and learned that there is no statute of limitations on sex crimes in england hide spoiler

  4. Linda Linda says:

    The night hoversAnd watchful eyes do peer into windows Nothing you have done and nothing that you will ever do will go unnoticedEdie steps onto the page with heavy laden feet You see she's been a hard working waitress for some time taking on extra shifts for extra money The swollen achy feet can attest to that including the fact that she is pregnant and alone Another unmentionable secret to add to the pile of lies looming in the background The baby's father is married and unaware Edie prefers it that wayCamilla Way invites you into the minimal prenatal care and the overwhelming thrust of the birth Little Maya becomes a stranger in her mother's arms Edie has always been unprepared for life and the wrapped little bundle becomes too much Edie is falling into the dark abyss of no returnEnter Heather from long ago Heather who can inhale every breath of air within a ten block radius and the same once upon a time girl who can turn bones into jelly Heather to the rescue and Edie adrift in a sea of helplessness A great combo until it no longer isCamilla Way draws you into this little scenario with a jagged secret held out slightly to the side of every step taken in this story Ms Way opens your eyes to the fact that both Edie and Heather have a clouded past and this fact rolls in with all the thunder and lightning your mind can hold Edie and Heather will engage in a battle of the minds that will shift your thinking back and forth like the ricocheting of a whirling ball in a heated volley Who is who and what is what here?This was a fast paced read that contains well sculpted characters who leave you frustrated perplexed aggravated but yet unable to walk away It's certainly an enjoyable read in which the plot is blurred in just the right places Kudos to Ms Way for laying out a finely crafted storyline in which all is not uite as once perceived Looking forward to her next offering with arms extended widely

  5. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Find all my reviews on my blog Read 080616Pub Date 0802164 STARS 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 toNow 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 toBut 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 entirelyThis book turned out to be COMPLETELY different than I expected which wasn’t a bad thing Once you’ve read enough psychological suspensethrillers you eventually need something to spice your TBR list up and keep you on your toes This is a tricky book to review without giving anything away so I’m going to try and keep it as brief and vague as possible I’d go as far as saying your experience might be heightened if you avoid reviews altogether until finishing it for yourselfThis is going to sound weird and might not make sense but I guessed the big twist that occurs at the end very early on in the book It’s not obvious in any way but for some reason I uestioned one aspect and turns out that is what led me to the reveal That said I still felt like I got the whopping punch delivered because I didn’t expect this to be that type of book before I began reading it I know this whole review is confusing and I apologize for it but I’m grateful I was still able to feel some of that shock value while having figured out the finale If a book can still be considered a fantastic read without having to depend on a “Gone Girl esue Twist” that means it was a worthy read in my ranksThere were a few sections that felt to drag on a bit even though the book was under 300 pages I think if a few of these sections had been cut maybe 30 or so pages this would have been a 5 STAR read for me This read is a slow build; even though I was hooked from the prologue the author takes her time to get us where she wants us before dropping the bomb shell This was a compulsive read for me; I finished most of the story in one sitting I’d highly recommend this one to people who are sick of all the Gone Girl comparisons who are sick of the word “Girl” in every book title and who enjoy a good read that can stand on it’s own I’m very excited to see what Camilla Way comes out with next and will be keeping my eyes peeled until then I received my copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Many thanks Berkley; you always know which books I’ll love❤

  6. Richard Richard says:

    I occasionally listen to audio books and Watching Edie by Camilla Way was perfect in this format ideal for long car journeys and long breaks between instalments The plot is straightforward there are few characters and the writing is clear cutEdie is attractive down to earth kind and popular Heather is awkward needy and shunned by her school friends They strike up an unlikely friendship when Edie moves down from Manchester and starts at Heather's schoolThe story jumps from the past ie the beginnings of this turbulent friendship and their entanglement with the wrong crowd drugs and unsuitable relationships to the present day Something awful and life changing has obviously occurred The reveal is gradual unsettling and expertly managedThere's loads of tension and real momentum to the narrativeThe audio book uses two readers for the two main characters This works excellently the voices are perfect you can clearly hear and picture Edie and Heather and this really adds to the story certainly not always the case with audio books where the narrator can kill a book stone dead A satisfying and involving listen

  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    This was a pretty great read The author twisted and skewed this freuently used plot line into something different and kind of unexpected The story literally opens with Edie answering the door to her past Heather Friends in high school something horrible happened that ripped them apart and they haven’t seen each other since Immediately you can feel the awkward tension and the uncomfortable feeling lurking in the air Edie is creeped out by Heather and who can blame her? What kind of person just shows up after all this time and their history?The author doesn’t spell out the horrific event in so many words but you know there's the underlying obsession and infatuation She strings the reader along revealing bits and pieces here and there Building you up to believe one thing is happening when in reality it’s something completely different I really liked the way she chose to tell the story the girl’s past is told through Heather’s eyes and the current time is through Edie’s eyes “We don’t need anyone else do we?” I don’t want to give anything away because it would ruin the experience but I’ll just say that things aren’t always as they seem Edie is a mess and you can’t help but to wonder how she went from a student with dreams of art school to living in a crappy apartment working as a waitress with single parenthood looming And Heather wow She’s a stalker no doubt Who sits across the street from someone’s house and just lurks? And why?Turns out the truth is pretty darn sad I felt for both of these characters in different ways I will say the feelings I had at the end were completely differently from the feelings and thoughts I had in the beginning and even the middle of this story ARC provided by Berkley NAL and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  8. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    BeforeEdie is the new girl at the High School in the small town of Fremton She has natural beauty and is naturally well liked by other students She is socially appropriatecould be considered popular But is comfortable enough in her skin to mix with all types of friends She doesn't measure who she is by having to hang out with the 'cool kids' Heather is actually one of the first students Edie meets Heather feels lucky to be talking to such a beautiful new girl in school she makes it her mission to become fast best friends Edie is willing to be Heathers friend she doesn't know many people yet Heather doesn't glide through social circles easy Not only is she over weightshe's constantly judging others andor herself Her classmates don't warm to her easily Although these two teenage girls are very different from one another Edie and Heather 'do' share a common experience from having had trauma in their childhood There strongest connection is their being able to relate to each other's unhappy family lives When Edie meets a boy she likes Conner hot throb dominant bad boy Edie begins to fall under Conner's spell of alcohol drugs sex and late nightsThe girls friendship don't just suffer minor challenges over 'a guy' rather a horrific tragedy happens Edie moves away from the town in with her uncle AfterSixteen years laterHeather knocks on Edie's door What the hell does she want???Edie is pregnant single working as a waitress she has enough problems to deal with and she sure does not want this old friend whom she ended on bad terms anywhere near herBUT Edie weakens After her baby arrives along with postpartum depression and lacking for money she lets Heather back into her lifeEdie even begins to uestion herself if she has misinterpreted things from years ago with HeatherWe as the readers begin to uestion who is unstable This story sometimes reminded me of the movie Single White Female with Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh It had the same pulse pounding psychological shocker ending The BIG uestion I'm left withwhat are the chances that an old injure friendship can work a 2nd time around 16 years later? Great one sitting read Thank You Berkley Publishing Group Netgalley and Camilla Way

  9. Katie B Katie B says:

    I loved the author's newest book The Lies We Told so much I immediately ordered this one I ended up enjoying this one as well and think Camilla Way does an awesome job at telling these creepy but entertaining stories Edie is pregnant and alone when a friend from her past comes back into her life She tries to avoid her but Heather is there for Edie when she needs her most And let's just say things start to get weird I was thoroughly entertained and I loved the dual timelines of Edie in the present and Heather's perspective of what happened when they were teenagers I'll admit even as I was enjoying the story I couldn't help but think the premise is fairly basic and not really anything we haven't seen before However by the end of the novel I came to realize the author managed to craft a complex tale with many layers I highly recommend giving this book a chance I read this a few days ago and I'm still thinking about it

  10. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    Oh well what can I say about Watching Edie?I got to the end and sat there thinking “What do I do now?”Look psychological thrillers are a dime a dozen these days because its a popular genre for good reason and because there are so many themes to explore all under that heading Some are truly awful some are mediocre some are intriguingly popcorn to read and some are brilliant Then you have ones like Watching Edie – which is brilliant but also reminds you that these things can still surprise you Rip your heart out throw it on the ground and stomp all over it Thats what Watching Edie does in a clever evocative haunting way Its all in the writing the character driven story which is entirely addictive but also beautiful sublimely plotted and just won’t let goThe story of Edie and Heather is told “Now” and “Then” and the author creates a memorable narrative strand for each two voices telling one story leading you towards one of the most heart stopping stunning heart wrenching conclusions I have read this year You can feel it coming with every beat of that soon to be stomped on heart but when it arrives it will likely stop you in your tracks “We want to know how you feel – RIGHT NOW” say the Killer Reads team at one point in the proof before the “After” and they only give you one word to do it with You try it YOU TRY IT I came up with one and sent it but I’m telling you right now it does not even BEGIN to cover what I was actually feeling because I’m not sure there is a word for itWatching Edie does what a good psychological thriller is supposed to do and that actually very few writers pull off with such authentic surprising passion inducing BAM Camilla Way has a way with words and an intensely true eye for character study both Edie and Heather are entirely believable – this is a tale of obsession and friendship and many other things – but probably the main emotional hit of it comes from the fact that the whole messy intense sum of it could be plucked from real life Nothing in Watching Edie is unlikely and the author never tries to hide It is stunning in its graceful simplicityDigging deep into the depths of the human psyche with a haunting look at how events change our lives make us different lead us to tragedy Watching Edie is a gorgeously insightful rollercoaster ride of emotional turmoil Really really REALLY goodHighly Recommended“Its no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then” – Lewis Carroll Alice in WonderlandIndeed

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