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Emma in the Night: A Novel
by Wendy Walker

Published: 2017-08-08
Hardcover : 320 pages
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"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review

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 ...

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"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review

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.

Bestselling author Wendy Walker returns with another winning thriller, Emma in the Night.

Editorial Review

An Amazon Best Book of August 2017: Wendy Walker’s last novel, All Is Not Forgotten was a gritty psychological thriller that put readers on edge with intermittent flashes of brutality. In Emma in the Night, Walker has forsworn any cringe-inducing violence and instead brought her A-game of cat and mouse. Sisters Emma and Cass disappeared one night and, three years later, Cass shows up on her mother’s doorstep with an incredible story of where they’d been and how to find her older sister. The reader very quickly realizes that the mother is as narcissistic as they come and that there is something extremely distorted and ugly going on in this family. When the detective and forensic psychiatrist who first worked the case of the girls’ disappearance are brought back to the scene, more secrets are revealed. Each chapter adds another warped layer to the story, and just when you think you’ve sorted out the villains and the victims, Walker forces you to reconsider. A memorable and highly satisfying thriller. --Seira Wilson, Amazon Book Review

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by [email protected] (see profile) 09/16/20

A good story line! The first half of the book could be hard to get into, but you needed all that information to piece together the second half of the book. For the second half of the book I couldn’t... (read more)

 
  "emma in the night"by Carolynr (see profile) 01/23/18

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 ki... (read more)

 
  "Emma In the Night"by Pac0755 (see profile) 11/29/17

I couldn't put it down.

 
  "Emma In The Night"by Silversolara (see profile) 08/08/17


Two sisters disappear after a fight over a necklace, two sisters leave no trace except a pair of shoes and a car on the beach, two sisters leave and then one sister returns after three yea
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