COMING MAY 14, 2019
From the Bestselling Author of All Is Not Forgotten

The night before…and the nightmare after.

Rosie and Laura are as different as two sisters can be. One is stable and has the perfect family. The other struggles to break free from her troubled past. When Laura disappears after going on a blind date, Rosie takes matters into her own hands.

But as Rosie begins to search for her sister, her greatest fears come to the surface. Could Laura be more of a danger than the stranger she meets, or is the night before her last night alive?

Told in dual timelines—the night before and the day after—The Night Before is a riveting thriller about family loyalty, obsession, and what happens when the desire for love spins out of control.

“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

“A page-turning cracker” 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



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

Nominated for Book of the Year by Book of the Month Club

An August 2017 Indie Next selection

An Amazon Best Book of August 2017

One of Barnes & Noble’s Best New Thrillers of August 2017

An iBooks Best of August 2017 selection

An August 2017 LibraryReads List selection

An Entertainment Weekly Must List selection

Emma in the Night


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2 days ago

Wendy Walker

Thanks to Liv Constantine for this awesome blurb about #TheNightBefore. Out on May 14, 2019 - BUT you can pre-order now! Many thanks 🙂

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