Synopsis: One night five years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.
First thoughts after finishing the book:
Wow, wow, wow!! I did NOT expect this to end the way it did, at all. One of the best thrillers I've read this year. The second book I've read by this author, and I'm hungry for more from her.
Cass's family is incredibly dysfunctional, and sometimes difficult to read about, but she never lets them break her or dim her desire for justice, closure, and a new life.
The entire book is filled with twists, turns, and suspense. Every time I thought I knew what had actually happened, the next twist would send me off in another direction. Things are definitely not always what they seem. I enjoy the alternating viewpoints and the way they keep the reader off balance.
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher, with no expectation of a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
About the author
Wendy Walker is a former attorney and investment banker in Fairfield County, Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. Her debut thriller, All Is Not Forgotten, has become an international bestseller and was optioned for film by Warner Brothers with Reese Witherspoon set to produce. The paperback will be released July 18, 2017, followed by her second thriller, Emma In The Night, on August 8.