Emma in the Night
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 (