Before and after. Heather and Edie. High school best friends, one awkward and lonely, the other beautiful and rebellious. Then something terrible happens, and they go their separate ways. But what happened? Fast-forward 17 years, and Edie is a new mother, alone, and unable to care for her new baby. Suddenly, Heather is there, ready to help. But after so many years apart, how did she know?
WATCHING EDIE was amazing psychological suspense. I did not want to put this book down! The story is about a friendship gone terribly wrong between Edie and Heather. An incident occurred that tore them apart, but what happened isn’t revealed until the end. Heather tells the story before “it” happened, and Edie tells the after. Alternating between the two time periods and also the not knowing “it” part kept me glued to the pages.
This was a well-written novel, sad, dark, emotional. What character can be trusted? Some great twists in this book, and when it was all said and done, I felt like I’d been punched in the gut, seriously! Gah! A great read. Haunting.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.