"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review
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.
Bestselling author Wendy Walker returns with another winning thriller, Emma in the Night.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Three years after sisters Emma and Cass Tanner went missing, Cass reappears at home one morning. Her beautiful, lively, and narcissistic mother doubts the improbable tale that Cass tells—about escaping from an island and leaving Emma behind. Every page of Wendy Walker’s chilling thriller brings new clues as to where Emma might be and fresh confusion about what really happened. Walker’s prose is flawless, alternating between the singular voices of the unreliable Cass and the tenacious FBI psychologist who finds every character suspect and devious. Emma in the Night had us hanging on every word.
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Emma in the Night is my first Wendy Walker book and I loved it! This was a very suspenseful and
mysterious read. The writing switches between a few characters but it mainly was told by Cass, a 15 year old girl. I really liked Cass and I felt bad for her throughout the story. I suspected Cass was not telling the truth but I would never have guessed the ending. I had a very strong dislike for the mother in the story. What a messed up family!
The author did a wonderful job developing the characters. I just could not put this book down. The
ending was awesome and the author built it up nicely. Emma in the Night was well worth reading and I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes a good keep-you-guessing story. I cannot wait to
read the next from this author. Just an overall excellent book!
I read a lot of novels, a lot! There are often many similarities because of favoring certain genres. This book was different. I did not see what was coming and enjoyed every minute of it. The premise, writing and twists were all unique and gratifying. Thank you for such a great experience!
Interesting but slow
This was definitely an interesting story and it had a pretty good ending but it seemed to take forever to get there. I didn't find the book suspenseful and it could be repetitive at times.