Thursday, August 26, 2021

Where I Left Her by Amber Garza


A moody teenager who had changed the past few months and an overnight with a friend didn't turn out well.

The nightmare began when Amelia didn't show up the next day and her phone was turned off. 

Amelia wasn't where her mother left her off when she went to pick her up in the morning, and the house where she thought she left daughter had an older couple living there and said no girls lived there.

The police were called, but Whitney, Amelia's mother, didn't have much to give them other than that her daughter hadn't been herself lately, her daughter had a boyfriend she didn't know about, and she was talking to an older man.

The days dragged, and Amelia still wasn’t found. Where could she be?  What could have happened to her?

WHERE I LEFT HER goes back and forth from the childhood of Amelia to present day as well as back and forth with Whitney’s life.

I wasn’t as impressed with this book as I was with WHEN I WAS YOU.

There was a lot of back story that could have been left out, but there are some very tense moments in the back stories and present-day stories.

It truly was slow and didn’t hold my interest until three quarters of the way through when the secrets and truths were revealed.

WHERE I LEFT HER isn’t a bad read, but could have gotten there more quickly.

The ending was worth the wait, though, and took my rating up a notch.

Excellent ending so don’t give up.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Have you read this book?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Nice review.
    I'm reading this one now.
    I hope it holds my interest.

    1. Thanks about my review.

      I think it will hold your interest.

  3. It's a shame when that happens with mysteries. I don't mind a slow literary fiction, but for me, a thriller or mystery needs to speed up things

  4. This one sounds like it could have been great. Too bad it wasn't quite there.