When I Was You is the outstanding debut from Amber Garza, a name you’re going to be seeing more of over the next few years!
What would you do if you met someone with your name, in your small town? Intrigued, surely? You might wonder what other similarities you share . . . How alike are your personalities, your clothes, your politics? Enter Kelly Medina. With her son at college, she’s feeling increasingly isolated, so when she comes across a young mum who’s just moved to town, and shares her name, she wants to get to know her a little better.
A casual meeting quickly evolves into an intense friendship. What secrets are these women hiding? And how ‘chance’ was their first encounter?
Two women. One life. They can’t both have it.
'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.