Cass is driving home one night after the end of year teachers party during a rather nasty storm. She decides, against her better judgment (as well as her husband's- whose at home with a migraine), to take a short-cut to get home and out of the storm sooner. On this short-cut road, she encounters another car, it's on the shoulder with the lights on. Cass sees a woman inside, so she pulls over to offer help. It seems as though neither woman want to get out in the rain, the other woman makes no signal that she needs help, so Cass drives off after a couple of minutes.
The next morning Cass wakes to learn that the woman in the other car was found, in her car, on that road, murdered! Cass starts to lose it- forgets stuff, forgets how to use the microwave and the washing machine, forgets her husband is going out of town for work, orders a ton of stuff from the shopping channel with no memory of doing it. And once she seemed to have forgotten where she parked the car, and had to ask for help because she thought it was stolen. Plus, she starts getting all these phone calls on her house phone, where the caller ID reads PRIVATE, and when she answers she is met with silence. But why do the calls never come in when her husband at home? Is someone watching the house? Could it be the murderer?
Cass's husband, Matthew, takes her to a doctor, where they get meds to help her. Her best friend, Rachel, is very supportive, meeting her for drinks, dinner, coffee, to try to help her through the stressful time. Turns out Cass actually knew the murder victim, Jane. Rachel worked with her, and they met at a party for their work, and Cass had lunch with Jane.
Rachel is very supportive until one night Cass meets her for drinks, and Rachel rather abruptly leaves the bar. Once she is gone, a college girl approaches Cass and hands her a cell phone stating that a college guy snagged it from Rachel's purse. Cass finds only one number in the contacts, calls it, and Matthew picks up. Later, Cass starts reading all the texts between her best friend and her husband. Just how crazy has Cass really gotten these last couple of months? And what does all this have to do with Jane? Why are Rachel and Matthew texting? And What is up with the knife in Cass' garden shed? Who really killed Jane? Available July 18, 2017 St. Martin's Press 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟