Where I Left Her; Amber Garza
Mira - August - 2021
Friday, 5:00 pm, drop off
Whitney wanted to get rid of her daughter.
How awful is that?
Not forever, of course, but for the night. She was weary of the fifteen-year-old attitude. The rolling of eyes, stomping of feet, the judging glances and biting remarks.
That's why she wasn't paying as much attention as she should've been when dropping Amelia off at Lauren's. Her mind was back in their apartment, her butt planted on the couch, bare feet propped on the table, a pint of ice cream in her lap.
"The destination is on your right."
She turned the steering wheel, following the instructions given by the disembodied voice of the GPS in her daughter's phone. Amelia held it up, giving the illusion that her palm was talking
The house in front of them was nondescript. A tract home, painted beige with dark brown trim, a cream door, two large windows overlooking the narrow walkway. The only thing that set it apart from the others was the row of rose bushes lining the left perimeter of the yard, scarlet red petals and thorny jagged stems.
What do you think? I loved this author's previous book, When I Was You so I've really been looking forward to her new one. It sounds perfect for the RIP Challenge as well.