Emma in the Night

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      * Emma in the Night. By Wendy Walker. Aug. 2017. 320p. St. Martin's, $26.99 (9781250141439); e-book, $12.99(9781250141446). Walker's second thriller (following All Is Not Forgotten, 2016) delves into [...]
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      TRAN, C. Emma in the Night. Booklist, [s. l.], v. 113, n. 17, p. 18, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.495034885&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
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      Tran, Christine. “Emma in the Night.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 17, May 2017, p. 18. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.495034885&custid=s6224580.
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Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1

*Starred Review* Walker's second thriller (following All Is Not Forgotten, 2016) delves into dark territory, pitting a fully dimensional cast of clever, damaged characters against each other in high-stakes mind games. Three years after the high-profile disappearances of teenage sisters Emma and Cassandra Tanner, Cassandra turns up alone on her mother's doorstep. Cass claims that she and Emma had been held captive by a couple conspiring to steal the baby Emma birthed a few months after they disappeared. Emma, she claims, is still being held. As FBI psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter helps Cass unravel details that will lead them to Emma, she becomes convinced that the girls' pathologically narcissistic mother, Judy, is somehow responsible for the disappearances. Cass alternates revelations about her captivity with memories from the months before she and Emma vanished, painting a disturbing picture of family dysfunction masked by suburban perfection. But if Abby's hunch about Judy's nefarious role is correct, why has Cass returned to her mother? And is Cass really trying to lead investigators to Emma? Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 June #1

At the start of this searing psychological thriller from Walker (All Is Not Forgotten), Cass Tanner returns home alone—three years after she vanished at age 15 from a beach on Long Island Sound, along with her then 17-year-old sister, Emma. Cass tells a detailed story about being held captive on an island in Maine, but she's oddly short on specifics that would help locate the site. FBI forensic psychologist Abigail Winter, one of the original investigators, gets back on the case. Abby believes that the girls' disappearance is related to emotional turmoil within the family. Cass and Emma fought bitterly, egged on by their divorced mother, Judy Martin, who thrived as a minor celebrity after her daughters went missing. Cass believes that the only one who really "sees" the family's problems is Abby, whose own mother was much like Judy. Walker's portrayal of the ways in which a narcissistic, self-involved mother can affect her children deepens the plot as it builds to a shocking finale. 125,000-copy first printing. Author tour. Agent: Wendy Sherman, Wendy Sherman Associates Literary Management. (Aug.)

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