With thanks to the publishers for allowing us an advanced copy of this book through Netgalley.
Intrigued by the blurb billing this as “The most unsettling psychological thriller you’ll read this year“, we couldn’t not check this book out. Watching Edie brings us Edie, living what can be described as a dead end life in a cheap flat, working a dead end job, she is haunted by something from her past. When an old friend Heather turns up out of the blue it’s clear there is a history between the two women and one which Edie may want to forgot.
Edie it soon turns out is pregnant following a brief encounter with a co-worker who has since left never knowing about the baby, when the baby is born thoughts of her past stop Edie from bonding with the child and somehow Heather steps in, but in turn further pushes Edie away from her friends and remaining family, but also closer to her new neighbour.
Edie and Heather’s history is told in a second narrative of flashbacks, which slowly reveals a story of teenage drama, of a friendship which is challenged by a poisonous relationship which Edie is blinded by.
You’ll find yourself gripped by this plot and desperate to find out the truth of what happened between Edie and Heather. It’s clear that Heather has an unhealthy obsession with Edie, but the twist the end will leave you shocked and stunned!
I was rooting for Edie through most of the book and somewhat wary of Heather who comes across as a strange obsessed figure, but the truth behind the plot really makes you rethink at the conclusion and will stay with you a long time.
Definitely one of the best psychological thrillers this year to date!