Three years prior Cass and her older sister who she adored, Emma, had disappeared leaving investigators and the family clueless as to what happened to the girls. Was it a drowning? Kidnapping? Runaways? But now three years later Cass shows up on the doorstep of her mother and stepfather’s home safe but insisting that they must find and rescue Emma.
When investigators arrive including forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter Cass begins to tell a story of how she had followed Emma one night and the pair ended up on a mysterious islands as prisoners. Cass’ escape and her details lead to more questions leaving Abby with the feeling that things just aren’t adding up. As the holes begin to appear Abby is determined to find out just what happened to the girls all those years ago.
Emma in the Night is one of those thriller reads that had me hooked for the opening pages when we find out that one of the two girls has returned. Knowing she is back the book takes the reader back slowly but surely as we learn what had been happening over the course of the years. Told from the point of view of the victim and investigator you get both sides of where the investigation is leading.
I will admit for a while this one wasn’t looking as if it would be quite the five star read as the story unraveled. I had this sense of where the twists were taking us along the journey as we got to the answer of what had happened to Emma but then the author just kept going and adding on a few more twists and turns that ended me with completely loving the story. I’d definitely say check this one out to the thriller fans, it was a bit slow but even with my impatience I came away loving the book.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.