THE NIGHT BEFORE
COMING MAY 14, 2019
From the Bestselling Author of All Is Not Forgotten
First Dates Can Be Murder.
Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.
Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up. Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.
Rosie Ferro has spent most of her life worrying about her troubled sister. Fearless but fragile, Laura has always walked an emotional tightrope, and Rosie has always been there to catch her. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date.
When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him…
“Walker’s clever misdirection paves the way to a truly chilling finale, and she has plenty of insightful things to say about the blame placed on women by society and themselves for the idiotic, careless, and sometimes downright evil things men do. Twisty and propulsive.”– Kirkus
“Walker excels at exploiting multiple timelines and ample misdirection to maximize the suspense of her twist-filled tale.”– Publishers Weekly
“The Night Before will keep you guessing until the very last pages. A twisting, turning delight!”– PopSugar
“A dazzling hall-of-mirrors thriller: ferociously smart, furiously paced, and — best of all — honest-to-goodness surprising. All hail Wendy Walker.”– AJ Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“I raced through The Night Before, another page-turning cracker from Wendy Walker. You’re in for a treat!”– BA Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
“As timely as it is compelling, The Night Before gripped me from the first page all the way to its stunning conclusion. Through twist after twist, the story takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go. A riveting read!” – Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied
“Tightly coiled and perfectly plotted, The Night Before is a wonderfully tense and extremely pleasurable read…Wendy Walker lures us in with a gathering sense of dread, proving once again that she is among the most talented and fearless writers at work today” – Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother
“Wendy Walker proves her ingenuity with her latest hair-raising chiller. Teeming with taut writing, an abundance of jaw-dropping revelations, and Walker’s uncanny insight into the dark side of human nature, The Night Before is irresistible.” – Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
“A sharp, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a thriller…Walker unravels the hidden secrets between families and friends in this smart, compelling read. Impossible to put down!” – Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls
“Pulse-pounding action makes you race to the finish of this addictive thriller…Just when you think you have everything figured out, Walker pulls the rug out from under you and leaves you staggered. The writing sings, and the twists deliver” – Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
COMING MAY 14, 2019
EMMA IN THE NIGHT
NOW IN PAPERBACK
One night, teenage sisters Cass and Emma disappear from their affluent, suburban home. Three years later, with just the clothes on her back and no evidence of where she’s been, Cass returns – without her sister. She talks of kidnapping and isolation, and a mysterious island where the two were held. But her story has holes – and it’s up to forensic psychologist Dr. Abby Winter to find the missing sister, Emma, and uncover what really happened in their tortured past. The truth will shock even Cass herself – a tale of fear, family and what it will take to survive her own past.
“Twisty…a thriller that keeps readers guessing.” – The New York Times
“In this searing psychological thriller…Walker’s portrayal of the ways in which a narcissistic, self-involved mother can affect her children deepens the plot as it builds to a shocking finale.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators.”– Booklist (starred review)
“Explores the bond between sisters and family dynamics that give new meaning to the term ‘dysfunctional.’ This thriller aims right for the heart and never lets go.”– Kirkus
“In Emma in the Night, Walker has…brought her A-game of cat and mouse…. Each chapter adds another warped layer to the story, and just when you think you’ve sorted out the villains and the victims, Walker forces you to reconsider. A memorable and highly satisfying thriller.”– Amazon
“Walker’s prose is flawless, alternating between the singular voices of the unreliable Cass and the tenacious FBI psychologist who finds every character suspect and devious.”– iBooks
“I love an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that feels authentic, current, and keeps you up way too late at night.”—Krysten Ritter, Book of the Month Club
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