The Pocket Wife [Pdf Kindle]
As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant iHis than I did Perhaps I read this too soon after The Girl On The Train Heres another collection of unlikeable characters depressing relationships a narrator that Lesson Planning and Classroom Management isn t sure of hernvolvement The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II in the crime and a pretty unrealistic ending We know from the summary that the narrator has struggled with mentalllness yet the tone of the story felt as The Nightmare Garden if something was missing The story feels confusing and frenetic but for met was not compelling and some of the things that occurred seemed random I also wanted to know about the person complicit n all of this who seemed just fade out of the story as well as a few other major players #I WANTED CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SADLY THIS ONE JUST DIDN # wanted character development Sadly this one just didn work for me 25 stars This was a surprisingly good read I know some have compared t to Girl on the Train Although there are some comparatives here I don t think I can relate t to that book This was far than man vs woman and everything n betweenSusan H Crawford does a fine job with getting The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond into the head of the main character Dana I felt like the marbles were rolling aroundnside my own head as well as I read about the actions and reactions of Dana Dana suspects her husband Peter of machine gun style cheating but she has a difficult time sorting through what The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. 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Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) is real a When Dana Catrell s neighbour Celias found brutally murdered The Color of Water in her own home Danas horrified as she can not say for certain that she was not responsible Dana was the last person to see her alive heavily Mayan Strawberries intoxicated and having an argument with her Worse still Dana suffers from bipolar disorder and refuses to stay on her meds With her son away studyingn Boston things will go from bad to worse when Dana discovers her husbands Bill Gates (Up Close) infidelity as she tries to piece together the blurred memories of what happened that day Much of her thoughts center on a photo apparently shown to Dana by Celia of her husband and another womanIts left to detective Jack Moss to try and solve the crime Everyone Mistaken Mistress is a suspectncluding Dana her husband Celia s husband and much to Jack s terror his only living son Kyle With his prints found Bunny: A Novel in Celia s car andn her house Jack s desperate for any piece of evidence to exonerate Kyle Jack has had his own rocky life with two failed marriages one son dead and Kyle who finds himself often on the wrong side of the tracks something that Jack blames himself for To complicate things further the deputy prosecutor s putting pressure on him for a uick arrest Little does Jack know when the evidence he needs arrives The Great Smog of India its than he could ever of hoped to prepare forOverall Susan Crawford s debut novel he needs arrives t s than he could ever of hoped to prepare forOverall Susan Crawford s debut novel a compelling page turner that combines a well written and The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary intriguing story line with twists and turns a plenty Dana for ones well Debut novelist Susan Crawford comes from a pedigree of award winning short fiction and poetry THE POCKET WIFE has received comparison to BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP TURN OF THE MIND and THE SILENT WIFETo begin with let me just say that this novel Tryst with Prosperity is nowhere near those three I mentioned Especially BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP whichs one of the best thrillers of the past ten years THE POCKET WIFE has an Popular Hits interesting but familiar premise A woman whos battling bi polar disorder wakes up to commotion across the street from her homeWhile she was n black out mode the only close friend she has was bludgeoned to death n her living room The last thing she remembers s arguing with her now deceased friend The woman n uestion The Creative Habit is Dana Catrell and her neighbor Celia s death unsettles hern ways than oneThis The Rest of the Story is not the only problem Danas dealing with She has an odd relationship with her husband and feels he s having an affair She also has no close relationships with anyone else and Celia s husband Ronald acts unusually strange around her even than a man who just lost his wife would behaveThe problem I had with THE POCKET WIFE s that none of the characters were well drawn out and the writingdetails were uite stilted Yes I get that Crawford was attempting to put us n the mind of a woman with bi polar disorder but I still could not connect The fact that much of what you were reading may or may not have even happened was that much frustrating for meIt s a big leap to move from short stories and poetry to full length thrillers and I applaud Susan Crawford for trying Hopefully her next effort can cut through the malaise and just concentrate on the suspense and thrills that make this genre readable and memorableReviewed by Ray Palen for New Mystery Reader. Nd or Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand ist all n her head The closer she comes to piecing together shards of her broken memory the Dana falls apart Is there a murderer lurking nside her or s there one out there n 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 edg. Dana can t remember much of the last afternoon she spent with her friend Much can be blamed on the drinking they both did but to make t even difficult Dana Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success is bi polar off her meds and slightly manic Yet her friends dead and she remembers only bits and pieces Could she possibly have killed herCan t say this was the most suspenseful read but A Life in Two Worlds it was different and I sympathized with Dana s struggles Not onlys her husband #cheating on her but as she tries to #on her but as she tries to ahead of her mania to find out what actually happened to her friend she finds herself The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in a defensive position with the police Now that was my favorite character Jack the detective assigned to this case He has personal problems of his own but hes dogged and sympathetic regretting past mistakes and trying to do the right thingThe ending not too sure of don t think The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories it could have played that way someonen that particular line of work wouldn t be that na ve Can t say because I don t want to spoil t for future readers A good read less mystery than character study but an nteresting oneARC from publisher Cannot finish this unfortunately I am so uninvolved Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species it s just a waste for me Find reviews and bookish fun at The Pocket Wifes a standalone psychological thrillermystery novel written by Susan H Crawford This Feminisms at a Millennium is her debut noveland what a debut Throughout my reading experience I remainednvested Gwydion's Dawn in this story andts characters My favorite elements of this book were the complexity of the characters s lives and the various characters My favorite elements of this book were the complexity of the characters s lives and the various dynamics going on It was sad but also mmensely engagingThe main character Dana suffers from mental llness and the parts of this story that were shared through her perspective were frighteningly fascinating Her manic episodes result Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung in memory problems reality distortion and paranoia for poor Dana It doesn t take much to get her to a breaking point when she just doesn t know what s real and what s not But she knows she was very likely the last one to see her friend alive and now she just has to explore the potholes of her memory for a clue as to what really happened While she struggles through the daily fogn her mind the detective assigned to the case Jack has his own stressors that are shared through his Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel individual perspective Both Dana and Jack are likable characters but with their combined stressn this book the reader Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon is sure to be at risk for going a bit crazy themselves as everybodynvolved becomes an easy suspect As the end neared I did figure out who the killer was and btw the fact I was right surprised me to no end because I am usually embarrassingly blindsided I typically stay El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! in the dark during these types of books but maybet s a good sign I finally figured Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana it out for onceor maybet was just a lucky guess the latter being the most probable haha Although now having experienced a mystery novel both ways I have to admit I enjoy the surprise factor much better Overall I thought The Pocket Wife was a great book and I would recommend t to fans of the genres listed Experiencing this story via audio was enjoyable and the level of suspense was enough to keep my earphones n during every available moment Give A Mistaken Match it a tryMy favorite uote The col ors the conversations everythings much vibrant and Lodz inclusive asf opening a book releases genies trapped nside The scenes and people between their covers sometimes seem vivid than real life with their sunny pearl toothed characters the witty con versation the handsome stranger sueezed nto a subway car or knocking about on the street Sometimes when she finishes a book at record speed Dana feels a slight letdown as The Diminished if a good friend has hung up the phonen the middle of a conversationI just love that uote don t you This was a bit of a funny one for me I went nto t knowing most of my trusted friends rated this very much n the middle of the road I liked the characters disliked some and was happy with the story line Which of course s normal and goodThe story just did not grab me enough at every step of the way I enjoyed the writing style the themes we saw here mental Claimed by a Cowboy illness fractured families and the like I just was not drawnn enough by the pacing It wasn t exciting enough and I guess the best way to describe my feelings about this Discipline ist left me feeling lacking I could see the mystery being solved but Claim the Night (The Claiming it was screaming out for excitement but none came Much the same as my experience I wantedt to happen but Claimed by Desire it didn t Even as the whodunnit part resolvedtself there was no fight pu. An amazing talent makes her debut with this stylish psychological thriller with the compelling Say Youll Remember Me intrigue of The Silent Wife and Turn of Mind and the white knuckle pacing of Before I Go to Sleepn which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember Accidental Bodyguard if she murdered her friend during a breakdownDana Catrells horrified to learn she was the T up by the perp this seemed odd to THE POCKET WIFE by Susan H Crawford an absorbing psychological thriller debut an exploration nto the mind of a troubled woman as she uestions her actions of reality versus fiction Top 50 Books of 2015 2015 Best Eye Catching Cover Best psycho contemporary reality versus fiction Top 50 Books of 2015 2015 Best Eye Catching Cover Best #Psycho Contemporary BipolarDana Cantrell Is A Pocket Wife Meaning Her # contemporary BipolarDana Cantrell s a pocket wife meaning her Peter Mehr als das is too busy for her On occasion when she calls he has a nasty habit of placing the cell phonen his pocket until he can excuse himself to speak The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, in private She feels he can store her awayn his pocket pretending she does not exist at times emotionally absent Everyone and everything comes first he Abby and the Bachelor Cop is also very secretive with his own private cell phone conversations running to another room Dana suspects hes up to no good and suspects he may be having an affair she does not trust him Dana also has a history of mental Eye to Eye illness mania bi polar and most of the time shes not on her meds Accidentally Expecting insteadn a fog of Xanax and alcohol However she s better now right Her marriage s not what Herzrivalen it wasn the early stages but she feels she s stable and sees a psychologist always reassuring As the novel opens her neighbor Celia also her garage sale buddy has nvited her over with some exciting news Over lots of wine and talking Dana s unsure the events of the afternoon All seems to be a blur the drunker they become The only thing she recalls s Celia s nterest n showing her a blurry cell phone picture Was t her husband or possibly Celia s husbandNow she finds out her neighbor Celia has been murdered Dana s so upset not being able to recall the events of the day Could she have killed her After all she has a key to her house Could she have gone back later Something having to do with the cell phone picture must have led to tragic events or possibly she had nothing to do with the murder However she was most likely the last one to see her aliveAn nvestigation soon begins She has to put her detective hat on and even hosts a brunch n order to dig Always Look Twice into cluesn order to put the pieces of the day together She begins to suspect everyone around her leading to an All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night intense mystery Shes obsessed to solve the mystery Her husband Celia s husband a lover perhaps If she could only recall the events through her haze of confusion She begins uestioning reality versus fictionis she crazy and Any Man Of Mine is she a cold hearted killer Whatf something drove her to commit murder Detective Jack Moss Annalee And The Lawman isnvestigating the case and readers learn about his past and personal life His second wife has left him and Kyle his son from his first marriage The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is alwaysn trouble with the law and they have an estranged relationship When prints show up and they turn out to be Kyles he has to dig deeper as surely his son did not kill this woman How are these two connected In the meantime Jack s suspect list grows longer as he s unsure who s lying Dana becomes paranoid second guessing herself suspecting everyone scrutinizing their every move As she cooperates with Jack the suspense and Anything For His Son intensity builds for a powerful and emotional mystery of whodunitFrom the stylish front cover promiscuous tart the title to the well developed characters a perfectly paced complex crime suspense mystery of betrayal marriage murder madness bi polar andntrigue A mix of bunny boiler suburban desperate housewives and garage sale buddiesCassandra Campbell delivers an outstanding performance perfectly matched for all voices for an Anticipation intense page turner keeping you on the edge of your seat from beginning to endI enjoyed THE POCKET WIFE than Girl on the Train The Silent Wife and Gone Girl as Crawford creates her main protagonist likable smartntuitive and someone you can relate to a character driven mystery You sympathize with her as Crawford nterjects humor versus whinny and totally wacky as most psychological thrillers holding your nterest with a nice pace twists and turns and some surprises You will want to read this one n one sitting a page turner Set aside the time settle n for hours of entertainment highly recommend the audio version If this s a debut I am looking forward to see what comes next delighted to discover another talented Atlanta author Judith D Collins Must Read Books I haven t really been that hooked on any psychological thrillers since Gone Girl and the Silent Wife So I really wanted to like this But I found the writing went nto too much d There are a lot of four and five star reviews for this onenot from me though I wish I liked Ast person to see her neighbor Celia alive Suffering from a devastating mania a result of her bipolar disorder Dana finds that there are troubling holes Annie and the Outlaw in her memoryncluding what happened on the afternoon of Celia's death As evidence starts to point n her direction Dana struggles to clear her name before her own demons win outIs murder on her mi. .