Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford

I’m back to my theme on psychological thrillers. I swear, there has been such a surge in these novels and they all have a female lead in them. I mean, it’s interesting but eventually they just start to become repetitive. Either way, I gave this one a try.

Dana Catrell is the unhappy wife of a lawyer. But it isn’t only her marital issues that is causing her grief. Being bipolar makes her feel like she doesn’t have a grip on her sanity. This becomes even more relevant when she discovers that there are quite a few gaps in her memory of the day that her friend and neighbour, Celia, died. But it is pertinent that she fix this issue – before the murderer finds her.

This book was meh. I found it annoying to deal with the main character’s manic episodes; I like a little bit more lucidity in my novels. The reveal of the killer kind of sucked. It wasn’t as great of a shock and it just felt like a let-down after all of the hype. I really didn’t understand the point of the main detective either; he seemed to just observe and think a lot rather than actually investigate. If you’re looking for something to keep you on your toes, you may want to avoid this novel. It really wasn’t all that great.

Happy reading ~

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