I looked forward to reading this psychological thriller, which has more suspense than thrills. I was surprised at the predictability of the storyline, but I carried on reading, because I hoped for a surprise twist—which never developed.
This book is slower-paced than expected for the first third of the book, because of the importance of the protagonist’s state of mind and her psychological state. There are long internal monologues, especially during the female protagonist’s POV. The pace picks up with the addition of the male protagonist’s POV.
I read a lot of crime fiction, so I noted plot holes, and at times I really pushed to suspend disbelief. Overall, “When I Was You” is a light and quick suspense read.