Saturday, August 12, 2017

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

What They Say.....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.

What I Say.....Last year I spent one day reading All Is Not Forgotten, it was a new author to me, but I liked the premise - what if you could get treatment right away to have traumatic memories erased for your child?  Would you do it?  On the surface, I think everyone would say yes, but every decision has consequences.  It was a great read, so I was thrilled to get a copy of Emma in the Night.

I actually think I liked this book even more than her first.  Cass and Emma disappeared off of a beach one night three years ago and the police never had any clues as to where they might have went.  Now Cass has reappeared and is frantic for the police to find her sister.  She's also worried about a baby that no one knew about.

Abby, the forensic psychologist who helped to investigate the girls disappearance is back to interview Cass.  She has had grave misgivings about their mother since the beginning of this case, but she isn't sure how much of it is based on her own personal experience with a narcissistic parent.

The book starts with a mystery, moves into a different mystery and ends up with a mystery being solved that creates more questions.

This was definitely a page turner, and I never felt like I could predict what was going to happen.  I was never sure what was the truth and what was a lie.  And this all added up to a great read - this is definitely an author to follow.

Current Goodreads Rating 3.98

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