Emma in the Night: A Novel by Wendy Walker

Emma in the Night
Wendy Walker
St. Martin's Press
August 8, 2017

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.

My Thoughts:

Wowza!  This book was absolutely phenomenal!  I read enough crime fiction/psychological thrillers/mysteries that, a lot of times, I can predict the ending.  This book, however, was NOT one of those books.

The story starts off with Cass ringing the doorbell of her mother’s home.  Cass and her sister, Emma, have been gone for three years and no one knows why.  There is speculation the sisters ran away, but also thoughts it could’ve been a kidnapping.  Now that Cass has returned she has an extraordinary tale of where her and Emma have been for the past years.

This story leapt off the pages and sucked me in; I could not put it down!  The character development and storyline were so intricately put together that the time passed by so quickly.  At times, I forgot I was even reading!

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who likes a great psychological thriller/mystery.  This book will definitely keep you guessing until the very last chapter!

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About the Author:

Wendy Walker is a former family law attorney in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. She published two novels with St. Martin’s Press and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series before writing her debut psychological thriller, All is Not Forgotten. Her second thriller, Emma In The Night, will be released August 8, 2017.

Wendy earned her J. D., magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center where she was awarded  the American Jurisprudence award for her performance in Contracts and Advanced Criminal Procedure.  She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University and attended The London School of Economics and Political Science as part of her undergraduate studies.

Prior to her legal career, Wendy was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the mergers and acquisitions group. She has also volunteered at the ACLU, Connecticut Legal Services and Figure Skating in Harlem where she served on the Board of Directors for over twelve years.

Wendy is currently writing her third thriller while managing a busy household.




P.S. Here goes my little disclaimer…

Thanks goes to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to review this book prior to publication. All opinions expressed in this review are solely mine and I did not receive any payment.

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