Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker
Release date August 8th, 2017
From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…
One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.
Emma In The Night was a suspenseful read. It’s hard to explain too much about the book without giving the story away.
The book is told in alternating chapters. One by Cass, the sister who returns, and the other by Dr. Abby Winter. Abby had a theory three years ago when the girls disappeared. She saw similar things in Mrs. Martin that she saw in her own mother. Narcissistic personality disorder. Mrs. Martin is obsessed with people seeing her as the best at everything, the most beautiful, a perfect mother. So much so that she competes with her own daughters. Abby knows there is something wrong with this family and that there is more to the story Cass is telling her.
Cass tells a story about how she and Emma left together one night and that Emma is still alive and needs to be found. She tells her story over multiple days in bits and pieces to Abby, her family, and the agent on the case.
Wendy Walker tells an interesting tale back and forth in time which makes you wonder what really happened and who is telling the truth. Every time I thought I had it figured out, there was something else that made me second guess myself.
I gave this book four stars on goodreads.
I received a digital copy of this book from netgalley for review. This did not affect my thoughts or review at all.