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.
Heather was an overweight, friendless 16-year-old, an academic achiever with strict parents who had moved to the good side of a rather grim English town. Heather struggled to fit in, so when new arrival Edie, one of the cool girls and a budding artist, is happy to be her friend she’s surprised and becomes besotted with her.
But Edie, who lives with her sick, disinterested mother and hasn’t seen her father for years, has fallen for bad boy Connor. It’s not long before Edie is in all kinds of trouble, with drugs, alcohol and her increasingly abusive relationship with Connor. Heather tries to help Edie by hatching an escape plan but this only leads to a terrible event that destroys their lives. A chilling story of two friends with a shared and shameful past that has each of them in their clutches and won’t let go.
Why we love it:
Watching Edie is a gripping psychological thriller about friendship, jealousy, obsession, and lies that hooked us from the start.
~ from The Team at Better Reading