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A stylish psychological thriller with the compelling intrigue of The Silent Wife and Turn of Mind and the white-knuckle pacing of Before I Go to Sleep—in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend.
Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor Celia is brutally murdered. To Dana’s horror, she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia’s death.
Her husband’s odd behavior and the probing of Detective Jack Moss create further complications as she searches for answers. The closer she comes to piecing together the shards of her broken memory, the more Dana falls apart. Is there a murderer lurking inside her . . . or is there one out there in the shadows of reality, waiting to strike again?
A story of marriage, murder, and madness, The Pocket Wife explores the world through the foggy lens of a woman on the edge.
Dana Catrell, the heroine of Crawford's quirkily endearing debut, desperately needs to figure out what happened in those boozy, woozy hours between her argument with neighbor Celia Steinhauser and the discovery of the woman's body ideally before Paterson, N.J., Det. Jack Moss gets to the bottom of it. Though suburban homemaker Dana doesn't believe herself capable of murder, she can't be sure since she stopped taking meds for her bipolar disorder. Fortunately for Dana, Jack, who reminds her of her first love, is also somewhat off his game in the wake of his wife's departure and the discovery that his estranged son, Kyle, seems to have been suspiciously close to Celia, Kyle's GED teacher. As Dana continues to spiral out of control, her accelerating mania clouding her perceptions, Crawford manages for the most part to sidestep clich and preserve her leading lady's spunk, humor, and dignity. Although she's less successful resolving the mystery, both Dana and Jack deserve an encore.