I received the following book from The Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 8th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher via Netgalley
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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.
I think my absolute love of psychological thrillers is pretty self-evident on the blog, but just in case you’re new to my reviews it’s important for you to know that dark and twisty tales with whodunnits and why’d-they-do-its are pretty much my favorite kind of read. What exactly that says about me I’m not too sure, but it’s the truth, nonetheless. Unfortunately, it’s very rare for me to read a book that takes me almost all the way to the end before I’ve got it all figured out and Emma in the Night managed to do just that.
Wendy Walker has a real talent for drawing you into the heart of each character and slowly feeding you puzzle piece by puzzle piece as you attempt to figure out just what happened to Cass and Emma, and where they’ve both been in the years that they’ve been missing. What enthralled me most about the book was that no single character was truly innocent, no one person perfect. I often talk about books being realistic, but in few cases is it really, truly so as is the case with Emma in the Night. I could not quit reading. I could not quit digging further into these girls’ pasts and Cass’ present until the shocking conclusions started coming together. This is a book for all ages that like a thrilling read, but it’s also a book that will have you looking a little closer at your friends, your neighbors, and even your own family.