Emma in the Night

Emma in the Night

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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250141439
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 25 cm


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DPLsheila Mar 29, 2018

Interesting topic. i enjoyed the mystery, some of the characters fell flat but a good read.

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Feb 22, 2019

The ending made me upset.

Feb 11, 2019

A page-turner! I picked up this book from a bookclub selection and am glad I did because I'm not usually a mystery-reader. Enjoyable rollercoaster ride and finished in 1.5 sitting.

Jan 09, 2019

Regrettably, I couldn't get into this book. There seemed, to me, to be too many repetitions - stalled plot. I see that many others enjoyed this story - maybe I just wasn't in the mood for the story-line.

Sep 06, 2018

3 Stars - I might recommend if you enjoy contemporary thrillers or mysteries.

This book follows Cass, as she returns home after being missing for 3 years. Her sister Emma disappeared at the same time, and now Cass's only goal is to find her sister. Told via an unreliable narrator this story will have you questioning what is true, what is not, and what actually happened to Emma and Cass.

I know I say this a lot, but I am not much for thrillers or mysteries. I find them a little bit boring sometimes, and I often find myself guessing "who did it" or the twists and turns in the plot. I read this in a day, so it is definitely compelling, but I found myself getting a little bored around 66%. Then by the time the rising action popped up... I was just kind of ready for the story to be over. I didn't find Cass to be that unreliable of a narrator... and I didn't really care where Emma was/what happened with her story by the time I got to the end. I enjoyed it enough, again, it just may not be my genre. If you like thrillers, you would probably enjoy this book, it's just not my cup of tea.

Apr 29, 2018

Sometimes when I’m reading a book by an unreliable narrator, I must stop reading to digest what the narrator is saying. This is that kind of book. Along with that, I reluctantly picked the book back up again, because I really didn’t want to know what the ultimate outcome would be. Emma in the Night isn’t a long book, but the author’s writing was so tightly written with each sentence having an impact on the telling, it took me three days to read the book. This is psychological thriller at it’s best. Walker deftly peels the off the layers of this dysfunctional family with each member trying one-up the others in getting what they want.

DPLsheila Mar 29, 2018

Interesting topic. i enjoyed the mystery, some of the characters fell flat but a good read.

Mar 22, 2018

A decent mystery/thriller, with an unreliable narrator, that will keep you guessing!

Jan 25, 2018

This was an excellent book. First read by this author but will not be the last. Very different topic for the story. Kept you interested until the very end that you will not see coming. Highly recommend - even better than the highly touted "Women in the Window".

Dec 24, 2017

First book by Wendy Walker and I loved it. Hard to put down and I did not guess the the ending which is unusual. Nor was it an out of the blue ending that made no sense. Really great read!

Dec 03, 2017

Ohhhh, this was a good psychological drama. A mean, manipulative mother with narcissistic personality disorder. A daughter who has watched and learned how her mother operates and devises a plan to turn the tables on her. The daughter is an unreliable narrator so you don't know the full story until the end. Couldn't put it down - read it in a day.

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