Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker


Two sisters disappeared one night. Three years later, only one of them came back. Where happened to the other one? Will she be found?

Emma in the Night is a fascinating story centering around the disappearance of the Tanner sisters—Emma and Cass—and the investigation that takes place after Cass returns alone. Cass tells the police Emma arranged to run away from home—and their abusive mother— to live on a secluded island with a couple who promised to help her. Unbeknownst to Emma, Cass followed her the night she left, and was brought to the island along with her sister when she was discovered. Rather than a sanctuary, the island became a prison, and it took three years for Cass to make her escape. Having gained her freedom at last, Cass asks the police to help save Emma before it’s too late. But forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter felt Cass wasn’t being completely truthful with them, and her investigation leads to a shocking revelation.

I loved this novel! Cass was often an unreliable narrator, and I spent a lot of time trying to read between the lines of what she was saying or doing at the moment. I’m not sure what I expected, but when the big reveal finally came, it knocked me off my feet. That was a twist I definitely didn’t see coming. Highly recommended!

I received an advance review copy of this book courtesy of St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley.


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Author: Wendy Walker
Title: Emma in the Night
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: August 8, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

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.

About the Author

WENDY WALKER is a former attorney and investment banker in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. Her debut thriller, All Is Not Forgotten, has become an international bestseller and was optioned for film by Warner Brothers with Reese Witherspoon set to produce. The paperback will be released July 18, 2017, followed by her second thriller, Emma In The Night, on August 8.