The Lake House

A Novel

    • 4.3 • 780 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • $2.99

Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Homecoming comes a “moody, suspenseful page-turner” (People, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets.

Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories.

One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. He is never found, and the family is torn apart, the house abandoned.

Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as a novelist. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old Edevane estate—now crumbling and covered with vines. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone...yet more present than ever.

A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies from a masterful storyteller, The Lake House is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
October 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

3penny ,

Very well done!

This book is quite well written. Unlike most mysteries, the writing is very strong. The story will definitely capture your attention; I couldn't wait to read the next chapter!
I have only a few complaints which have prevented me from assigning a five star rating. First, the writing gets windy at times and the story would be better served with a terser narrative. Second, there were a few flaws in the plot line which I won't detail for fear of spoiling the book for readers. Third, the ending was sort of Dickensonian and not really credible (although I have to say I liked it anyway). All in all, it was a really good mystery and I'm looking forward to reading more books about Detective Sparrow.

A weird sister ,

Delightful

As one of seven children, I found this to be a “real family”. We all have our own world we revolve in and see things through. We’ll written with a nice flow between all the yesteryears and current times. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will savor this one for a spell.
I will definitely read more from Kate Morton.
Thank-you for the pleasure.

Corgi63 ,

Engrossing

Kept me on my toes trying to figure out - whodunit. Happy surprise ending.

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