I spy with my little eye


Utterly compelling, slightly unnerving and definitely unpleasant, Watching Edie is a psychological thriller that really deserves the genre. Centring round two well-drawn characters, Watching Edie chronicles the stories of Edie and Heather – Now and Then. Something happened in their past that hangs over both of them. Could it be to do with Edie’s rather unsavoury boyfriend Connor? Or is it something to do with Heather’s dead sister Lydia? Whatever it is, the secret has caused a long absence which is interrupted when Heather turns up out of the blue at Edie’s flat….

This book is so good – quite simply because nothing is what it seems. Coupled with quite a few unpleasant characters, the story switches between alternate narrators, both in the present “Now” and when they were teenagers “Then”. A couple of other characters add to the complexity (or create diversions) so you’re not quite sure who is telling the truth…

A compelling read and highly recommended- 4.5* 👁👁👁👁1/2

About This Book


Edie is the friend that Heather has always craved. But one night, it goes terrifyingly wrong. And what started as an innocent friendship ends in two lives being destroyed.

Sixteen years later, Edie is still rebuilding her life. But Heather isn’t ready to let her forget so easily. It’s no coincidence that she shows up when Edie needs her most.

Edie or Heather?
Heather or Edie?

Someone has to pay for what happened, but who will it be?

‘Compelling, dark and intense, this story of a friendship gone wrong will keep you guessing until the end’ –B.A. PARIS, No.1 bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

WATCHING EDIE has a clever plot, a fateful friendship, a callous betrayal, and an ending that is as twisty as it is inevitable’ –ALEXANDRA BURT, international bestselling author of LITTLE GIRL GONE


I received an advance review copy from the publisher, Harper Collins UK, in exchange for a fair and honest review.  Watching Edie is published on 28th July and is available from Amazon.



Author: metlinereader

I am obsessed with books.  In fact, I'd rather be reading than doing anything else.   I enjoy trying out new books and new authors; I do like to "mix and match" genres.  I often have access to books before they are published and would welcome the opportunity to review most books... just not horror or sci-fi, please :)