Emma in the Night, Wendy Walker

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Emma in the Night, Wendy Walker
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pages: 320
Format: DRC
ISBN-10: 1250141435
ISBN-13: 9781250141439
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover | Audiobook

3 stars

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.

This book is really exciting and full of suspense. I had trouble putting it down. It is a great puzzle and I am not sure which narrative I found more interesting.
On the one side there is Cass, she is giving a lot of details about the family life. How things were in the house before they went missing and about the developments in the investigation now. Dr. Abby de Winter is giving a lot of information about the psychological aspect of the story. Her ideas and stories are interesting and combined with the information you get from Cass it makes the possibility to puzzle along endless.
Somewhere halfway the book slows down a bit. Some of the things mentioned there feel forced to put you on the wrong track and other things are repeated a few times. Still the curiosity about what exactly happened never vanished and the end is exciting again.
If you pay careful attention throughout the story you will be able to solve the puzzle before the end but no matter when you discover what exactly happened you will be surprised by it.

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13 August, 2017 delete

I didn't know the book, but it sounds intriguing!
I'm glad to hear you had a good time solving the puzzle ;)

07 September, 2017 delete

I've been seeing this book pop up everywhere. I think it's a book club pick for this month - some people on twitter are tweeting about it. I'm intrigued by the synopsis and might give it a go (if I see it anywhere)

15 January, 2018 delete

I actually thought this book was really good. I also enjoyed Walker's previous thriller