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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Watching Edie by Camilla Way


Summary on Goodreads.

"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…"

Surprisingly, this book turned out to be good. I though the summary made it too obvious what the story was about but they way it was written made all the difference.

It is told from the pov of Edie and Heather, past and present. Heather is the voice of the past and Eddie's the present.

The story turned out to be nothing like what I was expecting. I enjoyed it very much.

I didn't give it the full 5-stars because I will never understand why people would stay in an unhealthy relationship (love, friendship or whatever). The author made an excellent job showing why, but my mind is stubborn and I just can't get it.