This twisted psychological thriller is a story of giving up all for love. It is a story of deception and a story of one severely twisted family.
Two girls, fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma, are the focus of the story. Three years ago, they both disappeared. Their mother reminded me of Snow White’s stepmother. She wanted to be the most beautiful, the one most wanted by men. She would twist people to make them act the way she wanted. If you have ever known anyone with narcissistic personality disorder, you will recognize the way this mom acts.
One day Cass returns without Emma. She said that they run away because Emma was pregnant and had been taken in by a family on an island. They felt at home with this family, but after Emma had the baby, this family changed. Cass and Emma went from being guests to virtually being prisoners. They would be allowed to leave, but the baby had to stay. Cass managed to sneak away, but they had to go back and find Emma and her baby.
For the two FBI agents investigating the case, not everything adds up, so they begin to investigate this dysfunctional family and dig deep into their past. When the missing sister is located is not the end of the story; it is when the mystery really begins.
Emma in the Night will make you wish you were able to speed read.
I was sent a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you would like your own copy, I’ve provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Emma in the Night
She was beautiful, severe, tortured, vulnerable, desperate, ruthless.
Everyone I could ever trust, everyone you could ever trust, could betray you.
It was all in it, in our story, like the ingredients to a complicated recipe.
You could see the confusion and disappointment swirling around like a cyclone when it hits the plains and gathers power.
We are not owls and our heads were not built to spin.
New Word Learned:
panoply – a complete or impressive collection of things
About the Author:
Wendy Walker is an attorney and former investment banker. Her first thriller, All Is Not Forgotten, has become an international bestseller with movie rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Warner Brothers. The paperback will be out on July 18, 2017. Her second thriller, Emma in the Night, will be released on August 8, 2017. Wendy lives in Connecticut where she is busy raising her three sons and writing her next novel.