Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker
Clues to describe this book: Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Narcism, Crime, BetrayalReview: This novel caught my eye on Book of the Month last year. Sisters Cass and Emma disappeared one night under mysterious circumstances and three years later Cass shows up on her mother’s doorstep to tell the horrifying tale of where they have been and how to find Emma. I was pleasantly surprised by this tense and dark twisted psychological thriller. The author’s depiction of dysfunctional family relationships take on to a whole new level. Many of the characters in this story are intensely flawed and narcissist. The author’s use of shifting and unreliable narratives – one narrator who is confused and is trying to uncover the truth while the other one manipulates the story for her own agenda – are amazingly told and helps add pieces of the larger puzzle together. If you don’t like psychological thrillers with a heavy input of psychology in them, you may not like this book. This is a particularly great book if you are interested in forensics, learning more about narcissism or looking for a book with twists and turns.