When I was You by Amber Garza @ambermg1 📚Publication 8-25-20📚 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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.


This thriller definitely had a jaw dropping effect! Readers will probably go back and forth between thinking you know who is crazy and questioning who you think is crazy! Amber Garza did a fantastic job creating a cast of characters who constantly made me question the who, the what, the when and the WTH!

At first, Kelly Medina seems a bit crazy. Clearly her marriage sucks. Something doesn’t seem right with the relationship she has with her son. Even her best friend Christina makes it seem like Kelly is walking on life’s eggshells and at any moment she will crack them all!

But is it Kelly who is loosing her marbles? Are the people in her life more responsible than you may first think? Oh… and is it too much of a coincidence that another Kelly Medina has moved into the area? This new Kelly has an oddly familiar life… hmmm. How does this all come together? Well I won’t give you any spoilers but I will tell you that Garza weaves together a fantastic thriller that will have you gasping until the very end! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amber Garza

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.

She is currently working on her next novel.



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