I am a huge fan of suspense and mystery and couldn’t wait to receive a copy of The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford. This was Crawford’s debut novel and what a ride she takes the reader on. The story centers on Dana Cantrell who is bipolar and suffers manic episodes. Her neighbor and friend, Celia, has been murdered and the police are at odds as to who the killer is. Dana is convinced it is her due to her illness and the fact that she was the last person to see Celia alive. As she starts to reveal different clues about her husband, Peter, and constant interrogation from the lead cop on the case, Jack, she slowly starts to question her sanity.
This book grips you from the first page thanks to Crawford’s thrilling and descriptive narrative. Just like Dana, I was questioning every character, their alibi and motive right until the last pages. It was fast paced read with a deep plot. The perfect read as long as you have a few hours to spare as you won’t want to put it down. This being Crawford’s debut, I would say she is just getting started. Can’t wait for her next book!
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*I received a copy of this book for review purposes.