Emma In The Night Book Review

September 18, 2017 / 0 comments

Emma In The Night Book ReviewEmma In The Night by Wendy Walker
Published by Macmillan on August 8, 2017
Genres: Mystery
Format: paperback
Source: ARC, Publisher
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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.

Angie’s Thoughts:

Emma in the Night is a psychological thriller/mystery that truly messes with your mind. You will have to read it again just to get a grasp on what the heck you just read.

Emma and Cass disappeared one night. No one knows where they went. Who they are with. For 3 years they are missing. Presumed dead. Then Cass returns home. The story that unfolds is shocking, mind-blowing and leaves you wondering what if.

I really wanted to rate this a 5 but I had a hard time getting into the book at first. I loved Cass’s story but when it came to Abby I couldn’t connect with her at first. The great detail that was put into her research was exhausting at times to me and I found myself skimming through her narrative to get to Cass.

That all changed though once the story picked up and I found myself enthralled with both characters. So much so that I didn’t put it down until I finished it.

Wendy Walker’s writing was captivating, flawless. Her characters held so many secrets that you wanted to crack every single one of them open. Once I was able to become thoroughly intrigued with this book I couldn’t stop reading even if I tried.

This is my first book by Miss Walker and it won’t be my last. I actually purchased All is not Forgotten and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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About Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker is a former family law attorney in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. She published two novels with St. Martin’s Press and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series before writing her debut psychological thriller, All is Not Forgotten. Her second thriller, Emma In The Night, will be released August 8, 2017.

Wendy earned her J. D., magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence award for her performance in Contracts and Advanced Criminal Procedure. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University and attended The London School of Economics and Political Science as part of her undergraduate studies.

Prior to her legal career, Wendy was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the mergers and acquisitions group. She has also volunteered at the ACLU, Connecticut Legal Services and Figure Skating in Harlem where she served on the Board of Directors for over twelve years.

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