"Dead and Buried Treasure," by Barb Goffman, in All Hallow's Evil, edited by Sarah E. Glenn, Mystery and Horror, LLC.
The creators' of this book were kind enough to send me a copy. Thirteen stories with a Halloween theme. So far, this bit of romantic suspense is my fave.
At age twenty-five, Lizzie is the last member of her college crowd to remain single, a fact that her dear friends are not about mentioning. At a wedding she meets a waiter who seems like a nice guy, but those same friends -- all married to doctors and lawyers, all thinner and more attractive than Lizzie -- are incredulous of the very idea of dating a waiter.
And Lizzie begins to wonder who her friends are, in more senses than one. Eventually, of course, there is a crime, and that reminded me of a very old joke about the difference between friends and real friends.
There is a twist at the end that didn't turn the whole story upside down but did make me say hmm...
A fun read.