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.
Wendy Walker has a wonderful talent when it comes to writing a twisted and fascinating thriller. Cass and the rest of the characters were complex and authentic. The characters and story captured my attention from the first line and I just HAD to know what happened. Walker kept me guessing which of my theories could possibly be correct about what had actually happened to Emma or if they were all actually wrong. This story was so so close to being 5 stars for me, but I felt at times Cass's thoughts could be unnecessarily wordy. If it hadn't been for that, I would have unquestionably given Emma in the Night 5 stars. I would still definitely recommend this book as a must read to anyone who enjoys a gripping thriller.
I voluntarily received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"I may have been beautiful, as my mother said, but I was beautiful like a doll, like a lifeless thing people look at once before moving on."
"He was holding me not because he was happy I was home. He was holding me because somewhere inside his dark mind, he thought he could make me vanish all over again."
"She is evil. Abby knew what that meant. She knew this kind of evil inside and out. She knew what made it stronger and what made it weaker. And she knew how to get inside it, to become part of the splint that held it together."
"If I had what Emma had, I would have used it much better. I would have used it for nothing short of true love or absolute power."
""And all I could really hear was the scream inside me, echoing into the darkness."
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