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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: When I Was You by Amber Garza @ambermg1 @harpercollins

When I Was You 
by Amber Garza 

Thank you Mira for this copy and stop on the blog tour.

You meets Fatal Attraction in this up-all-night story of suspicion, obsession and motherhood.

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’s 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.

For days, 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.

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—no joke—home to another Amber Garza.

My Review:

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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