Where I left her

Amber Garza, 1977-

Book - 2021

Whitney had some misgivings when she dropped her increasingly moody teenage daughter, Amelia, off at Lauren's house. She'd never met the parents, and usually she'd go in, but Amelia clearly wasn't going to let something so humiliating happen, so instead Whitney waved to her daughter before pulling away from the little house with the yellow roses in front. But when she goes back the next day, an elderly couple answers the door, Amelia and Lauren aren't there, and this cou...ple swears they never were, that she's at the wrong house. As Whitney searches for Amelia, she uncovers a trail of lies her daughter has told her, from the Finsta account to rumors of a secret relationship. Does she really even know this girl she's raised? And Amelia's not the only one with secrets. Could Whitney's own demons have something to do with her daughter's disappearance, and can Whitney find her before it's too late?

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Thrillers (Fiction)
Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Toronto, Ontario : Mira [2021]
Physical Description
295 pages ; 23 cm
Main Author
Amber Garza, 1977- (author)
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

At the start of this stellar psychological thriller from Garza (When I Was You), divorcée Whitney drops off her 16-year-old daughter, Amelia, for a sleepover in front of the house of Amelia's friend Lauren. Whitney was hoping to walk Amelia to the door and introduce herself to Lauren's mother, but the moody, distant Amelia wouldn't let her. The next morning, when Whitney arrives to pick up Amelia, the elderly couple who answer the door insist there's no teenager inside and no teenager lives with them. Whitney's subsequent search for Amelia raises issues from Whitney's past, in particular the reasons for her divorce, and she discovers her new boyfriend is not the man she thinks he is. Meanwhile, an initially unidentified teenage girl writes in her diary about a friend named Millie, with whom the girl has an obsessive relationship and who sets her on a path she wishes she hadn't taken. The tension builds as the perfectly orchestrated story lines converge in a truly surprising ending. This is impossible to put down. Agent: Ellen Coughtrey, Gernert Co. (Aug.)

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Amelia is oh-so-insistent that her mother, Whitney, needn't walk her to the door when dropping her off at friend Lauren's for a sleepover, though Whitney would have liked to meet the parents. When she returns the next day, the elderly couple at the house haven't heard of either girl, and Whitney soon discovers how little she knows about her missing daughter. With a 100,000-copy first printing.

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