2022 Book Review: When I Was You

When I Was You by Amber Garza

A Mystery/Thriller, 2020 by MIRA, 368 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Errors. One grammatical that I noticed, one typographical that I noticed, and a continuity one that really bugged me. 
  • The way some characters treat depression as “crazy” really irked me. I suppose that was the point. 
  • Some twists were predictable. 
  • Some of the jumps to the past were very confusing. Most of them worked out later and made sense though.

What I Did Like:

  • Some unpredictable twists. I definitely didn’t have it all figured out. 
  • Unreliable narrator. Heck, there’s not a reliable character in this entire book. I love a realistic , incredibly flawed character who makes you wonder if they’re redeemable and this book is PACKED with those.
  • Ending. I like an ending that takes you by surprise and lingers in your mind. I liked this one. Great ending to discuss with a book club.

Who Should Read This One:

  • Psychological thriller fans who like unreliable narrators and big twists. 

My Rating: 3 Stars

  • I had to consider the errors that will throw some people but, overall, this is a good thriller that reads fast.

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