The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford, a psychological thriller and easily compare it to Before I Go To Sleep. From the beginning, I could sense that the book had a narrative read. Starting with Dana Catrell's story, I felt that it was told through her eyes but had dark undertones which made understanding her bipolar disorder easy to understand and feel. Dana's depression and manic episodes are spiraling out of control and feels as if she is losing time to figure out if she murdered her neighbor Celia. With her husband Peter, being a philanderer and her neighbor's proof of his wandering ways it pushes Dana to the edge of insanity. How can she prove her innocence ? Is everything around her a figment of her imagination?
The Pocket Wife also told the story of Jack Moss, the detective assigned to Dana's case. Jack's life also seems to be falling apart, which made him a likeable character and practically the only one Dana could trust.
Crawford has a way of making the characters feel like they are deceptive, I myself was taking a mind trip and confused on who to trust. At times, I felt like it could have been a couple of the characters purposely trying to push Dana over the edge. If your into a psychological "who is the killer" thriller than this book is for you.