Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker
“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.” Well I can say, believe the buzz surrounding this book. I tore through this story in less than 24 hours… IT IS CRAZY. (And I mean that in the best possible way)! Emma in the Night centers around Emma and Cass Tanner, the two daughters of Judy Tanner who is one of the most twisted mother characters I have read in a while. Three years ago, the girls disappeared without a trace and no one has seen or heard from them since. Now, on a dark night Judy opens the door to find Cass standing there, telling a tale of betrayal and kidnapping that is almost unbelievable. Dr. Abby Winter, the forensic psychologist who has worked the girls case since their abduction, is not quite convinced of Cass’s story. Every one is at Cass’s mercy, as she slowly unravels where they have been and where she believes Emma to still be.
No one is what they seem in this bizarre and manipulative family and my mouth dropped open on more than one occasion. Shocking, riveting, and at times unfathomable, Emma In the Night is a book that you will be thinking about long after you turn the last page. Many thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for and advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.