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A missing child 

June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.

An abandoned house 

Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

An unsolved mystery 

Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

Fiction & Literature
21 October
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

2013aq ,

Another great read

Lately I have been disappointed with some of the new releases of my favorite authors but I am pleased to say Kate didn't disappoint! This is one of those books you keep thinking about and can't wait to find some time to read a few more pages. Great book.

rjtarra ,

The Lake House

This is Kate's best book yet! Brilliantly written with the perfect balance of twists and turns hrs that keep you guessing.

CJH 17 ,

The Lake House

I have read all of Kate Morton's books and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. This one is a standout. Great story line, fascinating characters,marvellous setting and as always, a plot that twists and turns and keeps you guessing. A real page turner!

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