Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Date read: May 30th to June 1st, 2017
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 ultimately affected by it.
Why I wanted to read this one…….I was really excited and jumped at the chance to read an advanced copy of WENDY WALKER’S new book, EMMA IN THE NIGHT, as I ABSOLUTELY LOVED her previous novel, ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN, and it was one of my favourite reads of 2016.
What it’s all about……One night two teenage girls, Emma and her younger sister Cass go missing in the middle of the night and three years later one comes back and tells her story.
What happened then for just 3 stars……I really tried to get involved in the storyline but it just didn’t happen for me. I don’t know if it was just because I couldn’t fully get into this story because there were quite a few distractions surrounding me while I was reading this, as I was away on vacation, or if it was just because I did get the feel of the novel early on and it started to get a little monotonous for me and just didn’t hold my interest like I would have liked.
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by WENDY WALKER is a disturbing, insightful, captivating, and a twisted psychological thriller that is filled with dysfunctional and manipulative characters.
WENDY WALKER delivers an extremely well-written read here with an interesting and unique storyline told from two different perspectives which focuses mainly on Cass and her story of what happened to her during those missing three years and Dr. Abby Winter who questions what really happened while searching for the still missing sister, Emma.
Overall, it was a mostly enjoyable, quick and easy read with a satisfying and neat ending. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. Would recommend!
Publication date: August 8, 2017
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Wendy Walker, and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
2 thoughts on “Review by Norma: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker”
Nice review, Norma. I have found that ÿou just can’t force the love, no matter how hard you try. QI wish you had had a better time with this one.
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Thank you so much, Christine! I wish that I would have too! 🙂
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