I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 17/11/17
My 30th book this year)
Heather, the strange girl who is avoided at school but talked about behind her back. Then a new girl, Edie, comes along. Edie is stunningly beautiful and she is unaware of the rumours surrounding Heather. Such opposite girls in both appearance and character yet somehow they are becoming good friends. Edie is in with the wrong crowd, getting dragged deeper into the darker side of life, Heather is concerned and does everything she can to watch over Edie, to save her. Tragedy strikes, they lose touch, then decades later when Edie is at her lowest point in life, Heather is there, again, to save her. Heather is always there, watching, waiting, hoping and loving.
I quite enjoyed this book but would have preferred a much different ending.
I was drawn into the story and very much held in suspense at wanting to find out what happened on this tragic day all those years ago. But then there were not enough hints for the reader to make even the slightest guess as to what could have happened. I kept having to remind myself which voice was Edie and which was Heather.
I felt the cold creep through my body as events unfolded. I felt the discomfort at being watched, the fear of being followed, the paranoia at every sound in the house, then the sleepless nights as the terror of the bad times try to catch up with you.
I would have given a higher rating for a different ending as I enjoyed most of the book. I loved being able to feel what the girls felt as they grew up. I would recommend this book to other readers and would definitely like to try other books by this author.
Written by Ling Lee (18/11/17).