Note: Top Shelf Text was provided with a copy of this book by St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!
If you haven't yet noticed, I love a good thriller in the summer. There's something about a compulsive page-turner of a novel that keeps you glued to your beach chair and in another state of mind. I love that feeling, and if you're looking to replicate it, then I highly recommend reading Emma in the Night. This is one thriller -- with a deliciously satisfying twist -- that I'll be raving about all year long. Emma in the Night is the story of two missing sisters, fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Both girls vanished one night without a single clue left behind. Three years later, Cass returns, and her story is one of kidnapping, manipulation, and isolation. Dr. Abby Winter, a forensic psychiatrist, is immediately called to assist with the case. Dr. Winter was involved with the original disappearance of the girls, and was haunted by the questions left behind. She's eager to get a second chance at observing the complicated and dysfunctional family that so fascinated her three years ago.
As Cass's reveals the details of an island where the girls where held captive, where she believes Emma still lives (and is waiting to be rescued), Abby has a feeling that something isn't quite right about her story. And thus begins her investigation into the real crime.
I won't say anything else, but this book was full of suspense, dysfunction, and a couple moments that gave me the chills. I am so glad I got the chance to read it this summer -- highly recommended for book clubs looking for a thriller read this year, and for fans of the genre.
This title will be released on August 8, 2017.
Bottom-Line Rating: 5/5
Title: Emma in the Night
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2017
Price: $20 to Pre-order on Amazon
Format: Ebook / Hardcover
Source: Net Galley / St. Martin's Press