Title: When I Was You: A Novel
Author: Amber Garza
Release Date: August 25th 2020
Genre: Domestic Thrillers
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.
It took me a bit to write this review. I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked the book or not. There are some nice twists in there but as a whole, it didn’t wow me. The story was ok. I struggled to like either of the main characters. That ending saved the whole book for me. I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. I give this 3 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*