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When I Was You by Amber Garza

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Book Summary

You meets Fatal Attraction in this up-all-night psychological thriller about a lonely empty-nester’s growing obsession with a young mother who shares her name.

It all begins on an ordinary fall morning, when Kelly Medina gets a call from her son’s pediatrician to confirm her upcoming “well-baby” appointment. It’s a cruel mistake; her son left for college a year ago, and Kelly has never felt so alone. The receptionist quickly apologizes: there’s another mother in town named Kelly Medina, and she must have gotten their numbers switched.

But Kelly can’t stop thinking about the woman who shares her name. Lives in her same town. Has a son she can still hold, and her whole life ahead of her. She can’t help looking for her: at the grocery store, at the gym, on social media. When Kelly just happens to bump into the single mother outside that pediatrician’s office, it’s simple curiosity getting the better of her.

Their unlikely friendship brings Kelly a renewed sense of purpose, taking care of this young woman and her adorable baby boy. But that friendship quickly turns to obsession, and when one Kelly disappears, well, the other one may know why.


Condition: New

Paperback, Published August 25, 2020 by MIRA

ISBN: 0778361047


2 reviews for When I Was You by Amber Garza

  1. KC (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this debut thriller by Amber Garza! I was lucky enough to do an audio/reading combo and this one was super easy to follow on audio, along with having me gripped from the beginning. There are multiple twists in this book, some I could guess, and others caught me off guard. This one did a great job of keeping me entertained through out and I would recommend adding to your tbr, especially if you are a fan of books like You and Best Day Ever.

  2. Chandra

    Well now, it has been quite a while since a thriller has surprised me and OMG, this book absolutely did that!!! How many times have you met someone with your first and last name? And if you have, wouldn’t it make you curious to know what kind of person they were? I barely meet anyone with my first name ever – I couldn’t imagine both… and yes, my curiosity would be highly peaked.

    For a while, my WTF face and the line between my eyes got bigger and bigger with every page. I couldn’t figure out if she was crazy or not and was legitimately getting concerned with her behavior. A few times I even grabbed my face like um…. leave the poor girl alone!!! And as everything was escalating, we get to the 65%-ish mark and BAM – TWIST! I absolutely was not expecting that and it gave me the biggest smile!

    What’s great is the way the author writes is that for a moment you’re not sure which Kelly she’s talking about – which gives that added layer of OHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Know what I mean? 😉 I could NOT put this book down. I’m gonna stop here for fear of giving anything away. This is an absolute must read and let me just end this by saying bitches be craaaaazy! And I’m here for ALL OF IT.
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