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Emma in the Night

Emma in the Night

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250141439
Branch Call Number: F WALKE-W
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 25 cm


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May 07, 2021

I thought this book was absolutely thrilling. I was hooked on the storyline, trying to figure out if Cass was involved in her sister Emma's disappearance and if in fact she was a sociopath, following in her neurotic mother's footsteps. I felt that the book had me guessing to the end, and I was surprised with how everything played out. Great choice!

Mar 11, 2021

Honestly, who reads this smut?

Dec 08, 2020

I tried so hard to get into this book, but it just didn't hold my interest.

Aug 24, 2020

Such a page turner - this novel had me guessing until the very end. Sometimes books that build so much anticipation are a let down in the end - this was not that book!

Jun 18, 2020

Read it in one sitting. I believe that it has a few flaws in the plot but the plot is very complicated so it is hard to wrap up neatly. Scary if there are really families like this in the world.

Oct 31, 2019

I liked the book because it did keep me guessing and had a good story line, but did not like how unreliable the person telling the story was. I didn't know what to believe and that isn't typically what I like to read. I did like the ending and thought there were great twists in the book.

Feb 22, 2019

The ending made me upset.

Feb 11, 2019

A page-turner! I picked up this book from a bookclub selection and am glad I did because I'm not usually a mystery-reader. Enjoyable rollercoaster ride and finished in 1.5 sitting.

Jan 09, 2019

Regrettably, I couldn't get into this book. There seemed, to me, to be too many repetitions - stalled plot. I see that many others enjoyed this story - maybe I just wasn't in the mood for the story-line.

Sep 06, 2018

3 Stars - I might recommend if you enjoy contemporary thrillers or mysteries.

This book follows Cass, as she returns home after being missing for 3 years. Her sister Emma disappeared at the same time, and now Cass's only goal is to find her sister. Told via an unreliable narrator this story will have you questioning what is true, what is not, and what actually happened to Emma and Cass.

I know I say this a lot, but I am not much for thrillers or mysteries. I find them a little bit boring sometimes, and I often find myself guessing "who did it" or the twists and turns in the plot. I read this in a day, so it is definitely compelling, but I found myself getting a little bored around 66%. Then by the time the rising action popped up... I was just kind of ready for the story to be over. I didn't find Cass to be that unreliable of a narrator... and I didn't really care where Emma was/what happened with her story by the time I got to the end. I enjoyed it enough, again, it just may not be my genre. If you like thrillers, you would probably enjoy this book, it's just not my cup of tea.

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