Saturday, August 12, 2017
ARC August Review #3: Emma in the Night
Title: Emma in the Night
Author: Wendy Walker
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Recommended If You Like: twisty family dramas, shocking revelations, mysterious islands, psychology
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Cass and her sister Emma have been missing for three years. When Cass returns home, without Emma, she tells a tale of a kidnapping, hostages, and a mysterious island. Dr. Winters, a forensic psychiatrist, was drawn into this case when the sisters originally disappeared--and now that one sister is back, and talking, Dr. Winters finds there may be even more going on within this family then she originally thought.
What I Liked:
This is a book full of so many twists and turns, which I absolutely love. One of the biggest revelations near the end caught me completely by surprise. I really liked that Walker kept me guessing over who to trust and who to believe.
Walker has a really excellent writing style as well, that really draws you in. This is a story that had me flipping pages, having to find out what happened.
I also really liked the use of psychology in this. Walker has done her research, and uses Dr. Winters almost as a surrogate to explore the ins and outs of this mysterious family.
Anything I Didn't Like?
The book occasionally moved a little slow, especially after the initial impact of the beginning. I also felt that the very final revelation, while making sense with the character's provided explanation, didn't seem necessary to me, and felt a bit out of place.
This was a good read that absolutely had me hooked. I would definitely recommend this for fans of the genre.