two sisters, one mystery

Three years ago, seventeen-year-old Emma Tanner and her fifteen-year-old sister Cass disappeared. Emma's car was found by the beach, her shoes on the sand. Nothing of Cass was ever found. 

Until the day she showed back up and knocked on the door of her mother's house. 

She had been missing for three years. Emma is still missing. What happened? 

Told through the eyes of Cass and FBI forensic psychologist Dr. Abby Winter, the story of Cass and Emma, of the remote island where they were kept for three years, of why the girls had left in the first place, of why Cass came back and why Emma didn't--all this is pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle being slowly put together. Dr. Winter is sure that there is more going on than meets the eye, but Cass is holding back. And Cass is moving carefully, letting her story come out slowly, so that the FBI can complete the picture before she puts Emma--or herself--in real danger. 

Can Dr. Winter figure out Cass's secret in time? Can Cass share the pieces of the story that will lead her to the truth? And how can the members of this family survive what they've been through? 

Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten, has brought us this suspenseful thriller told in fits and starts from (big favorite here!) not just one unreliable narrator, but two! Emma in the Night is a premiere psychological story with twist after masterful twist throughout. Each piece of Cass's story leave you wanting more, and each revelation just makes you dig deeper into the story. Don't start this one when you're tired--you won't be able to put it down! I recommend this one highly for anyone who loves a story with a dysfunctional family, narcissists, liars, unreliable storytellers, or a really good mystery. Wendy Walker is a name to remember, and her books will be shelved directly on my TBR shelf from here on out. 

 

Galleys for Emma in the Night were provided by St. Martin's Press through NetGalley.com, with many thanks