Title: Emma In The Night
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date of publication: August 8th, 2017
Genre: General Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
POV: Alternating 1st person and 3rd person
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Mental Illness
Emma In The Night was not what I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be your standard police thriller where you follow the lead detective around and follow the case from beginning to end. Instead, the reader is switched between Cass’s 1st person view of everything that is going on and what happened in the past and the 3rd person view of Dr. Abby Winter, a forensic psychiatrist working with Cass to find out exactly where she was the 3 years she was gone and most importantly….where Emma was.
I am not going to go into the book because I am afraid that if I do that, I will give something major away. I will say this: This book has more twists than a pretzel and each one of them was a surprise. So if you are going to read Emma In The Night, make sure you are in a comfy chair (or bed) because I guarantee that you will not be able to put this book down.
How many stars will I give Emma In The Night: 4
Why: Fast-paced, well-written thriller that kept me wondering what was going to happen next
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Violence, sex, and sexual situations and language
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**