When I Was You: The utterly addictive psychological thriller about obsession and revenge

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Little, Brown Book Group, Aug 27, 2020 - Fiction - 368 pages

'Garza has upped the game . . . You won't want to put this one down' SAMANTHA DOWNING, author of MY LOVELY WIFE

'A compulsive read . . . with a twist you won't want to miss' KAREN CLEVELAND, author of NEED TO KNOW


Two women. One life. They can't both have it.

Kelly Medina's son left for college a year ago and now she feels totally alone. So when she discovers that a single mother also called Kelly Medina has moved to her town, it's an unexpected reminder of the life she used to live.

For days, Kelly can't stop thinking about the woman who shares her name, who has a baby 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 they happen to bump into each other outside a pediatrician's office, simple curiosity gets the better of them both.

Their unlikely friendship brings Kelly a renewed sense of purpose. But the relationship quickly turns to obsession, and when one Kelly disappears the other one may know why . . .


An additive psychological thriller, perfect for fans of You by Caroline Kepnes, The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn and The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen & Greer Hendricks.


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User Review  - VanessaCW - LibraryThing

Lonely Kelly Medina discovers that there is a young woman in her neighbourhood with the same name as her. When she decides to make contact with friendship in mind, all is not as it seems and it ends ... Read full review

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User Review  - poppyreads - LibraryThing

Wow! That was a quick read and the ending was amazing. I saw a lot of readers didn't see it coming. I kind of guessed it, but I also read a lot of books like this. It doesn't make it any less wild ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Amber Garza lives with her husband and children in Folsom, California where she wrote her debut thriller, When I Was You.

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