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.
So right off the top, I didn’t enjoy Emma in the Night like I thought I would. I felt the story dragged and I struggled a bit to finish it. I absolutely loved All is Not Forgotten and found it unputdownable! But Emma in the Night lacked some of the oomph I most look forward to in psychological thrillers. I also did not care for any of the characters and felt they were all kind of blah. So even though this wasn’t a favorite, I still believe Walker is talented and one heck of a writer (and yup, I’m still a fan).
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.