Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Emma in the Night

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back...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...

Details Emma in the Night

TitleEmma in the Night
Release DateAug 8th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Number of pages320 pages
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Emma in the Night

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...This is the second book by Wendy Walker that I have read. I read ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN last year and loved it. I was really excited when I heard about EMMA IN THE NIGHT, but a part of me was worried that I wouldn't like it. "The truth can evade us, hiding behind out blind spots, our preconceptions, our hungry hearts that long for quiet. Still, it is always there if we open our...
  • Norma
    This was one of the hardest reviews for me to write.....I wish I would have loved this one more! My absolute favorite genre or type of book to read is a psychological suspense/thriller novel as I am totally fascinated in the way that some people think, feel, or behave.  I also like to challenge myself to see if I can figure out the why and who.  EMMA IN THE NIGHT was an intriguing look at Narcissist Personality Disorder and how a family is ulti...
  • Kaceey
    I recently read Wendy Walker's previous book All Is Not Forgotten and loved it! When I saw she had a new release I was all in for another great read! Sadly, in my opinion, this one did not match the brilliance of the first.Cass and Emma grew up in a blended family. After their parents divorced, Emma chose to stay with their mother, her new husband and son. Little sister Cass reluctantly tagged along. Their mother, always totally unpredictable wit...
  • Cheri
    ”We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe.””Emma in the Night” begins with these words, words that reach gently in and pull you into this story, never really letting go, delaying the inevitable until the final pages. Last year I read Wendy Walker’s ”All is Not Forgotten,” which I also enjoyed up until the very end. Mysteries, Thrillers, Psychological Suspense are not my typical genre, but every once in ...
  • Susanne Strong
    4.5 Stars* (rounded up). Crazy, Hypnotic & Downright Staggering."Emma in the Night" captures your attention from the first sentence. We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe. From that moment on, I couldn’t tear my eyes away.Emma and Cass Tanner are sisters. Emma is 17, Cass, 15. One night they both disappear. No trace of them is found. Three years later however, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Cass’ stor...
  • Carol
    4+ CRAZY STARS!The Tanner sisters have been gone three years now....and no one knows why the teens left or where they are, but I think you'll understand a bit of the WHY after you meet their CRAZY mixed-up family....especially Mother...and her moods.Cassandra....who shockingly turns up out of the blue is emphatic.....they must find Emma!!!....so FBI Special Agent Leo Strauss and Forensic Psychologist Dr. Abigail Winter are immediately called back...
  • Lindsay
    3.5 stars. This was a mysteriously suspenseful novel with an intriguing storyline and excellent narration.After reading and LOVING Wendy Walker’s previous novel, All Is Not Forgotten, I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of her latest book. Once again, Walker does a fantastic job with narration! (The way AINF was narrated was brilliant and one of my favourite aspects of the book!) This story is told from multiple perspectives, focusing ...
  • Linda
    Surprise!I must confess I only wanted to read "Emma In The Night," because a friend who majored in psychology had read it and thought the author did an impressive job of researching narcissistic personality disorder, which I've always wanted to have a more thorough knowledge of. Call me lucky, because another friend happened to win an advanced reader's copy and offered to lend it to me.Since joining Goodreads, the psychological thriller and suspe...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This book captivated me from beginning to end!Three years ago Emma (17) and her sister Cass (15) disappeared without a trace and left behind many unanswered questions: Did they drown? Are they alive?  Have they been kidnapped? Questions nobody has the answer to until one day Cass returns and what happened is unraveled piece by piece.This is a fascinating psychological thriller. It is told from the alternating points of view of Cass, the girl ...
  • Carolyn
    Three years after she and her sister, 17 y old Emma, disappeared, Cass Tanner turns up on her mother's doorstep. The FBI had concluded that Emma had committed suicide and Cass, then aged 15, had run away but Cass has a very different tale to tell, one of abduction and enforced imprisonment. All she wants now is for the FBI to find Emma. She can describe perfectly the place they were held and the people who took them. But the FBI psychologist, Abb...
  • Taryn
    We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe. Maybe there’s no difference between wanting and needing. I don’t know. What I do know is that the truth can evade us, hiding behind our blind spots, our preconceptions, our hungry hearts that long for quiet. Still, it is always there if we open our eyes and try to see it.  Three years ago, high-school senior Emma Tanner and her 15-year-old sister Cassandra went missing. ...
  • Jill Croce-McGill
    Twisted! Crazy! Intense!"We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe."Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker is a compelling psychological thriller that hooked me in right from the start - I couldn't put it down!Three years ago Emma and Cass Tanner, both teenagers, disappeared without a trace one night. Three years later, Cass returns home, without her sister Emma. Where is Emma? Why hasn't she returned home with Cass? Cass ...
  • Carrie
    Three years prior Cass and her older sister who she adored, Emma, had disappeared leaving investigators and the family clueless as to what happened to the girls. Was it a drowning? Kidnapping? Runaways? But now three years later Cass shows up on the doorstep of her mother and stepfather's home safe but insisting that they must find and rescue Emma. When investigators arrive including forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter Cass begins to tell a sto...
  • Holly B
    Emma has vanished and hasn't been seen for 3 years. I was really enjoying the beginning of the book and was interested in the premise (a kidnapping, a mystical abandoned island, secrets ), but then at about 50% the story seemed to repeat itself and the conversations were too in depth to keep my interest up! It was like reading about an episode on Dr. Phil and then I was just bored. I just wanted the book to be more interesting! In the end, we lea...
  • Meredith
    I rather enjoyed this. Given all the current GR glitches, I am going to hold off on posting a full review because I am worried it will disappear!
  • Erin Clemence
    Thanks to NetGalley and Jordan Hanley of St. Martin’s Press for a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review “Emma in the Night” is the newest novel by Wendy Walker, author of “All is Not Forgotten”. In “Emma” two teenaged sisters disappear in the middle of the night without a trace. Three years later, one of them (Cass) returns alone. When Dr. Abby Winter joins the investigation and search for the elder si...
  • Sheila
    3 stars--I liked the book.The writing in this book isn't very good (I was surprised it wasn't Walker's first book, actually). It's simplistic, and dialogue is especially awkward. But I don't read suspense novels for the writing--I read them for a good, gripping story.And this was gripping! I stayed up late last night to finish, because I had to know what happened. Though I had a quibble or two about the story (specifically, (view spoiler)[why did...
  • Chloe
    Emma in the night is a psychological thriller about how toxic narcissistic behavior can be by Wendy Walker.Cass and Emma , sisters , two years apart disappear one night and after a thorough search they are believed to be dead. But after three years Cass who is now eighteen years old returns to her mom and step-dad’s house with a far-fetched story about being held captive on an island in Maine by a childless couple. The FBI investigator Dr. Abby...
  • Mary Kubica
    Another thrilling read from one of my favorites!
  • Adrian Dooley
    This book had me from the start, intruiging set up, lovely writing style but it went in a different direction than I originally thought it would and just ran out of legs and lost my interest towards the end. The story is based around two sisters, Cass and Emma as they go missing from the family home on the same night. Three years later and Cass turns up back at the home but without Emma. The FBI are brought in to investigate and we are introduced...
  • Theresa Alan
    This psychological thriller is told from the alternating points of view of Cassandra, who was fifteen years old when she and her then-seventeen-year-old sister Emma disappeared, and Abby, the forensic psychologist who has been tormented by this case in the three years since the girls disappeared. Now eighteen, the reader knows that Cass has some kind of hidden agenda when she returns home early one morning and tells her story to the FBI, but it...
  • Bam
    *4.5 stars. I could NOT put this one down--the psychological drama between these characters is fascinating!Cassandra and Emma Tanner disappeared from their home three years ago and now suddenly, Cass has reappeared on her mother's doorstep. She has a story to tell about being held on a remote island on Maine's rugged coast and is desperate for FBI authorities to find her sister. The story is told from not only Cass's viewpoint, which is totally u...
  • Brenda
    Cassandra Tanner walked up to the front door of the house that had been her home until three years prior – it was 6am when she knocked. When her sleep tousled mother answered the door she didn’t recognise Cass – but when she said “it’s me, Cass” the roller coaster of emotional trauma began…Cass and her big sister Emma had vanished three years ago – the FBI, local police, media and friends had all been involved in the search for th...
  • Kathryn
    Simply fantastic!I recently gave a negative review to a work that attempted to be a character-driven mystery, yet failed miserably in its execution due to the sheer banality of the featured protagonists. Emma in the Night, thankfully, proves that character-based plots can be as nail-bitingly intense as a standard whodunnit when a talented writer is at the helm.Wendy Walker is gifted in her ability to flesh out a thorough portrayal of a rare, but ...
  • Patty
    Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin Press for an early release of this book for an honest review. Families and relationships are such a delicate thing. Trust, love, respect, fear, loathing, lying. What type of family environment do you come from? Emma, 17 and Cass, 15 went missing two years prior, not to be seen again, until one day Cass shows up at her mother’s door where her mother doesn’t even recognize her but welcomes her in with open ...
  • Tellulah Darling
    I'm fascinated by narcissism in its psychological disorder sense, not the "vain" way it's commonly used. It's a condition that leaves a legacy of abuse, so combined with the hook of this child who disappeared coming back, I couldn't wait to dive in.I couldn't flip the pages fast enough to watch this story unwind. Cass is an unreliable narrator with an murky agenda that I couldn't wait to decipher. Like Abby, the forensic psychiatrist, I kept tryi...
  •  j e w e l s (Books Bejeweled)
    see my full review at http://www.booksbejeweled.comTwo girls go missing. Three years later, only one comes home. What happened to Emma?One night, teenage sisters Cass and Emma disappear from their affluent, suburban home. Three years later, with just the clothes on her back and no evidence of where she’s been, Cass returns – without her sister. She talks of kidnapping and isolation, and a mysterious island where the two were held. But her sto...