Reviewed by: Jennifer Chretien, Reference Librarian
Rating: 4 stars
Cass and Emma are part of a blended family raised primarily by their narcissistic mother. The sisters do their best to stay on their mother's good side, because they never know which version of their mother they will encounter. What results is a cruel psychological game of their mother's design pitting the sisters against each other. Emma is the beautiful shining star that everyone wants a part of and Cass becomes the quiet observer.
One day, Emma and Cass disappear without any trace until Cass shows up unexpectedly three years later. As her story slowly unravels, the reader realizes that she is hiding something about their disappearance. It is the best kind of twisted psychological thriller. Walker uses suspense interwoven with forensic psychology to create an intense page turner that keeps even the most jaded mystery reader guessing until the end. Even if you figure out who was behind Emma and Cass' disappearance, there are plot twists that come out of nowhere.
If you enjoyed books with unreliable narrators and Gillian Flynn's books like Sharp Objects,you are definitely going to want to read Emma in the Night.