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Publisher Description

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train: A dazzling work of psychological suspense that weaves together the past and present of two women’s twisted friendship.
 
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…

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2016
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Isisunit ,

Once You Start You Can't Stop

I would like to thank NAL & NetGalley for a copy of this e-ARC to review. Though I received this ebook for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review.

Goodreads Teaser: "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…"

Absolutely brilliant story, full of raw emotion and unbearable tension, with a large serving of psychological thriller. Edie and Heather are so very different, yet linked by their unspoken need for love. The balance between the two is wildly off kilter, yet somehow they manage to make their friendship work - for a time. But something happened in their past. Something that changed everything. Something that puts both their futures in jeopardy.

These characters are so well crafted, and so easy to relate to on different levels. They each have things that will appeal to almost anyone, which makes the mystery of what happened that much more compelling. It's almost impossible not to like each one at some point in their entwined stories. I love the way we get to know each of them through the telling of each other's tales, and the use of flashbacks which keep us swing from past to present and back again.

As the story unfolds our emotions are pulled in all sorts of different directions, and we're led up and down numerous paths as we struggle toward the truth. Yet this all moves so very smoothly, following an extremely intense story arc that keeps the reader turning page after page - long past time to get some sleep. The story is so compelling that I had to struggle to get some sleep, simply because I kept wanting to know what happen next. And I was never once disappointed with this tale - and its most certainly one that will stick with me for a long time to come. I can't recommend this book highly enough! If you like looking at honest, messy, emotional relationships between friends, between women, between lovers, this book is for you. If you enjoy psychological books, this book is for you. In short, this is a must read book!

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