Where I Left Her by Amber Garza

 Release Date - August 24, 2021


Whitney's 15-year-old daughter, Amelia, has been especially moody as of late. In addition to the moodiness, her daughter is more distant and secretive than usual. When Amelia asks to go to her friend's house for an overnight, Whitney agrees and even forgoes her usual request to meet the girl's parents. Instead, Whitney drops Amelia off, watches Amelia head inside, and takes off. 

When she doesn't hear from Amelia the next morning, she's concerned and heads to Lauren's house. There, she discovers an elderly couple lives there. They're convinced she has the houses mistaken, but Whitney remembers the roses lining the walkway. Panic starts to take over as Whitney realizes her daughter has vanished, and she has no idea what Lauren's last name is, so she can't give the police much information, either.

Where I Left Her goes back and forth between the days leading up to Amelia's disappearance and the hours after. You quickly learn that there is more to Whitney than is being told, so as she delves into her daughter's lies, you also start to question what Whitney is saying.

That's where I was less than pleased. As you learn more, you start to realize that Whitney is overprotective at all the wrong times, and it's no wonder her daughter was so moody. You also start to see a different side of Whitney, one that I just didn't like. The book has a few twists that you may not see coming, but when it's all said and done, I never loved Where I Left Her. It was a good read, but it was full of characters I just didn't like.

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