Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

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

Where you can find Emma In The Night: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

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

My review:

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**

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