Slip Away Into The Night
Title: Emma In The Night
Author: Wendy Walker
Coming Soon: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Thriller/Physiological Thriller
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
“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.”
From The Back Cover:
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. 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.
Well dang! Ok guys seriously before this summer I would have said that I was not a fan of thrillers. Pretty sure, Wendy Walker converted me. I could not put this book down. A psychological thriller, a dark disturbing look at narcissistic personality disorder and the effects it has on families-girls in particular. If I had to only use 3 words to describe this book they would be, insightful, disturbing and captivating.
Emma and Cass two teen aged sisters who mysteriously disappear one night. 3 years later Cass, shows up on her mother’s doorstep..Alone. You as the reader are clued in that she has a hidden agenda, but with so many twists and turns your kept guessing exactly what it is, right up to the end. Everyone is amazed and excited to see her, bringing with a media circus and the same 2 FBI agents return to question Cass and to find out what happened to Emma. Everyone wants to know what happened to the girls, where have they been for 3 years, why is Emma not with Cass? And Cass well, she has quite the story to tell, but is it just that? A Story? It’s up to FBI agent Leo Strauss and forensic psychologist Abby Winter, to discover the truth. Told from the alternating viewpoints of Cass and Dr Abby Winter, we’re led through a tale that seems to be far fetched and somehow believable at the same time.
Obliviously, I enjoyed this book and I don’t want to give to much away, because honestly I feel going into this book blindly makes it that much more intriguing. I do however have just a few points to mention, parts of the book are pretty “wordy” and by that I mean there are a lot of psychological terms and diagnosis tossed around, and sometimes they bog the story down. The middle of the book get’s kind of slow and a little bit repetitive. It starts out strong, get’s a little slow and boggy in the middle, but ends fabulously.
Wendy Walker dishes up quite the twisted and twisty tale, and gives a whole new meaning to family dysfunction. Your turn, what are your thoughts on psychological thrillers or just thrillers in general?
* I was given an advanced reader copy by the publisher in an exchange for an honest review.
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