Title: When I Was You
Author: Amber Garza
Published by: MIRA
Released: August 25, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Oooh, this was delicious. It's messed up, thrilling, addicting, and impressive. I'd definitely recommend this one to all the thriller readers. The level of obsession, twists and turns. Right when I thought I could pinpoint what was going on, it yanked me around. I'm definitely reading more from Amber Garza. Bravo! Bravo!
This was great. When I Was You was really fun to read. It sucked me in and I wasn't able to escape until I read that last page. It's all so twisted, I love it.
Amber Garza has had a passion for the written word since she was a child making books out of notebook paper and staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Coffee and wine are her drinks of choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and talks about her characters like they're real people. She lives with her husband and two kids in Folsom, California, which is also home to another Amber Garza.
Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for When I Was You by Amber Garza. Thank you to MIRA and Amber Garza for letting me be a part of this tour. It was the perfect book to escape into.