Watching Edie by Camilla Way

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…



This book was not what I was expecting. Watching Edie is a fast paced, well written book that drags you in from the start.


This book is written from two different perspectives Edie’s and Heather’s. The present is shown from Edie’s POV, where she has just become a new mum and Heather unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep. The past is shown from Heather’s POv, back when the girls were 16 and Edie had just come to town.

The whole book leads back to one night when the girls were 16. It is hinted that something terrible happened that made Edie flee to London. I spent the whole book attempting to guess what the horrific event was, I was completely wrong.


I loved this book, the twist unexpected and took me entirely by surprise. The one thing I did not like was after the girls story comes out how the other characters judge and treat her. Yes what happened was disturbing and horrible, but when you are 16 you don’t always make the best decisions.

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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